microelly2 wrote: ↑
Wed Feb 07, 2018 11:04 pm
Does it make sense to invest the time in wirting a comfortable freecad-inkscape-communication instead of reimplement all that nice features of a svg editor into FreeCAD?
Once a communication exist we can benefit all the goddies of inkscape without more work.
From the point of view of an Architecture workflow (as architect and thinking on FreeCAD Arch workbench), we generally take two directions:
1) For presentations posters with high graphic design quality, we do not use Autocad or Revit. We traditionally use Illustrator or Photoshop (or Inkscape, Scribus, Gimp) because they have the best tools to perform these tasks. From our 3D models and AutoCAD models we only extract renders and images. So, we can say these posters are for "marketing purposes":
2) But, we still preferably use AutoCAD (or Revit) to elaborate and contain all "technical drawings and CAD documentation" that a project needs for building process, permits, regulation, etc (and an architecture project needs many sheets). And this is because is practical and efficient.
I think your freecad-inkscape-communication work would be very useful for jobs like graphical posters that need Inkscape features to be done (first case).
But still, it is necessary to have in FreeCAD the features to elaborate CAD Documentation with a minimum professional standard. Actually, it is not necessary "Inkscape features" to draw CAD Documentation. But a minimum of features in the program to speed up the drawing process of technical drawing sheets would be good.