Two new snap tools (request for new features)

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Two new snap tools (request for new features)

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Greetings to the whole community!
The intent is to increase the productivity (speed of execution) of FreeCad.
What do you think of these two new shots? Would it be useful to integrate them?
Express your opinion freely.
I invite you to give your opinion also on this https://forum.freecadweb.org/viewtopic.php?f=35&t=49719 on the 4th page about TechDraw.
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Re: Two new snap tools

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Looks great ! Remind me of the features in AutoCAD years ago :lol:
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Re: Two new snap tools

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paullee wrote: Tue Sep 01, 2020 5:05 pm Looks great ! Remind me of the features in AutoCAD years ago :lol:
Thanks paullee, pleasure of knowledge, yes in some ways it reminds them.
From what you write I understand that for you they should be implemented.
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Re: Two new snap tools

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Great representation. Tools look useful. :+1:
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Re: Two new snap tools

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Kunda1 wrote: Wed Sep 02, 2020 12:30 pm Great representation. Tools look useful. :+1:
Greetings to the whole community and of course thanks to Kunda1!
The graphic example is always better than the written one ..... especially when you are not a native speaker. ;)
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Re: Two new snap tools

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Awesome! Note that in principle, if the workingplane snap button is enabled, apparent intersection works. But it is based on the working plane, not on the view. So a view-based apparent intersection would still be very good to have...
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yorik wrote: Thu Sep 03, 2020 10:29 am Awesome! Note that in principle, if the workingplane snap button is enabled, apparent intersection works. But it is based on the working plane, not on the view. So a view-based apparent intersection would still be very good to have...
Greetings to the whole community!
Grzie "Yorik" (!) Yes that's it, "apparent intersection" works on the active work plane if the snap workingPlane is also selected, while if it is not selected it works on the active view plane at that moment.
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Re: Two new snap tools

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domad wrote: Fri Sep 04, 2020 5:57 amYes that's it
I think Yorik is trying to point out that the built-in Draft_Snap_Intersection can already snap to apparent intersections.
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Roy_043 wrote: Fri Sep 04, 2020 7:42 am I think Yorik is trying to point out that the built-in Draft_Snap_Intersection can already snap to apparent intersections.
Hello Roy_043!
Thanks for your comment,
it is true that the intersection command also works as an apparent intersection (I already knew it and I have already used the command), but it does it precisely if the plane is defined, it would be, in my view, more practical and clearer (especially for new users) create a separate feature with its own well-defined icon (similar to the one in the image) and which also works in the view that is active at that moment, moreover, by separating the two snap commands you could avoid interference of the two types of intersection in particular when they are very close.
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Re: Two new snap tools

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domad wrote: Fri Sep 04, 2020 9:07 am you could avoid interference
I agree with that. This would then mean removing the 'apparent' feature from Draft_Snap_Intersection. Coming from DwgCAD myself I would certainly welcome these new snaps.
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