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by sliptonic
Thu Aug 18, 2022 10:18 pm
Forum: Open discussion
Topic: Fusion360 has hiked its prices once again. Brace yourselves, CADfugees are coming
Replies: 172
Views: 9597

Re: Fusion360 has hiked its prices once again. Brace yourselves, CADfugees are coming

As if users are not knowledgeable; as if users don't have a broader context; as if users with other qualities then programming are not good enough :evil:. Not trying to pick nits here. The developer/user distinction gets us into trouble. I've tried to introduce different language because it's usefu...
by sliptonic
Thu Aug 18, 2022 4:18 pm
Forum: Open discussion
Topic: Fusion360 has hiked its prices once again. Brace yourselves, CADfugees are coming
Replies: 172
Views: 9597

Re: Fusion360 has hiked its prices once again. Brace yourselves, CADfugees are coming

When I talk about 'high value communication' I mean some very specific things. The communicator invested significant effort to express an idea. A drive-by opinion is low investment. The communicator spent effort to be understood. A "Wall-of-text" post shows a lot of time invested but requi...
by sliptonic
Wed Aug 17, 2022 7:51 pm
Forum: Open discussion
Topic: Fusion360 has hiked its prices once again. Brace yourselves, CADfugees are coming
Replies: 172
Views: 9597

Re: Fusion360 has hiked its prices once again. Brace yourselves, CADfugees are coming

Most important thing about opensource is that it is useful for the devs and for the community. Most important thing about commercial software is that it keeps generating incoming. You can't kill an opensource project. Any commercial product can be bought and killed of pretty easily by any market le...
by sliptonic
Wed Aug 17, 2022 3:59 pm
Forum: Open discussion
Topic: Fusion360 has hiked its prices once again. Brace yourselves, CADfugees are coming
Replies: 172
Views: 9597

Re: Fusion360 has hiked its prices once again. Brace yourselves, CADfugees are coming

It is just an idea, but please come up with an alternative. Jürgen Riegel, one of the founders, has made a proposal years ago: "Stop whining - start coding!" I mean: If someone comes here saying "Hey I, want to do something to improve the usability of FreeCAD, where should I start?&q...
by sliptonic
Tue Aug 16, 2022 8:57 pm
Forum: Python scripting and macros
Topic: distance along face normal
Replies: 2
Views: 186

Re: distance along face normal

awesome! Thanks
by sliptonic
Tue Aug 16, 2022 7:41 pm
Forum: Developers corner
Topic: Is this an interesting bug?
Replies: 12
Views: 557

Re: Is this an interesting bug?

I was doing some work with sections and came across this edge case. Is this a known bug? Avoidable? The circles are duplicated in the cross section. If you explode the cross section, you will get 5 pieces instead of the expected 3. Choosing the outer boundary and two circles after exploding gives a...
by sliptonic
Tue Aug 16, 2022 7:17 pm
Forum: Developers corner
Topic: Is this an interesting bug?
Replies: 12
Views: 557

Re: Is this an interesting bug?

check geometry on the section shows no errors. Check geometry after making a face from the wires shows errors. 2022-08-16_14-15.png OS: Linux Mint 20 (i3/i3) Word size of FreeCAD: 64-bit Version: 0.21.30116 +1 (Git) Build type: Unknown Branch: littlefixes Hash: 78df46b0f0039c67798080ec986c33f7083381...
by sliptonic
Tue Aug 16, 2022 7:13 pm
Forum: Python scripting and macros
Topic: distance along face normal
Replies: 2
Views: 186

distance along face normal

Math-clueless guy here:
I have a planar face and I want to know the distance along the face normal to the origin. How do I find this?
by sliptonic
Tue Aug 16, 2022 5:18 pm
Forum: Developers corner
Topic: Is this an interesting bug?
Replies: 12
Views: 557

Is this an interesting bug?

I was doing some work with sections and came across this edge case. Is this a known bug? Avoidable? Open the attached file and select the shape. Then do a cross section at 10 mm. That's the level at which the flat section meets the cylinders. 2022-08-16_12-09.png That gives what looks like a good se...
by sliptonic
Mon Aug 15, 2022 4:09 pm
Forum: Open discussion
Topic: Fusion360 has hiked its prices once again. Brace yourselves, CADfugees are coming
Replies: 172
Views: 9597

Re: Fusion360 has hiked its prices once again. Brace yourselves, CADfugees are coming

...So the question becomes: should we consider their request and ship FreeCAD with a default configuration that follows general industrial practices and that costs NOTHING in development time, ...or should we continue to ignore these recurring claims and ride our high horse ? I once heard an old la...