Part Design Thickness - Non Implemented features

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Part Design Thickness - Non Implemented features

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I was playing with the Part Thickness and noticed the Pipe and Recto Verso Modes values don't seem to do anything. The Intersection checkbox also appear do be "useless".

Further investigating in the forum, I found this older thread from 2013: https://forum.freecadweb.org/viewtopic.php?t=4589:
bejant wrote: Wed Sep 18, 2013 6:23 pm Mode
Only Skin functions, Pipe and RectoVerso are not implemented yet.
[...]
Intersection specifies how the algorithm must work in order to limit the parallels to two adjacent shapes:
False: (default value), the intersection is calculated with the parallels to the two adjacent shapes;
True: is not completely implemented and therefore is not recommended for use.
Is it still the case that these features are not implemented ?

If so, my advice would be to remove them from the interface to limit the user confusion.

If we do so, then the Mode could default to shell and the Intersection checkbox could default to false and not be exposed anymore.

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Re: Part Design Thickness - Non Implemented features

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bf5man wrote: Fri Mar 05, 2021 12:53 am Is it still the case that these features are not implemented ?
I'd like to know this as well. I struggled with these phantom features just recently.

bf5man wrote: Fri Mar 05, 2021 12:53 am If so, my advice would be to remove them from the interface to limit the user confusion.
I second this.
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I'm not aware that anything has been done in that area. As thickness is one of the most picky functions and is heavily affected by topological naming, I have some difficulties to recommend to use it at all.
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In case anyone cares: These Modes are still useless in version 0.20 :roll:
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FBXL5 wrote: Sun May 15, 2022 7:05 am In case anyone cares: These Modes are still useless in version 0.20 :roll:
I created a GitHub issue report for this: https://github.com/FreeCAD/FreeCAD/issues/6885
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NewJoker wrote: Sun May 15, 2022 11:39 am
FBXL5 wrote: Sun May 15, 2022 7:05 am In case anyone cares: These Modes are still useless in version 0.20 :roll:
I created a GitHub issue report for this: https://github.com/FreeCAD/FreeCAD/issues/6885
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