Thoughts on ActiveView?

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Thoughts on ActiveView?

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Does anybody make regular use of ActiveView? It was originally an experiment to see if we could make a "dimensionable" view from the 3d window by converting the 3d image to Svg.

I'm not happy with the current version and would like to change it to just produce an image of the 3d window and insert it onto the page as a DrawViewImage. This would be about the same as

If ActiveView is not widely used, I can just change what it. If people actually use the current implementation, then I'll have to make a separate function.

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Re: Thoughts on ActiveView?

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I used it once. But that model has to be reworked anyway, so no problem here.

Here is a link to the doc: TechDraw ActiveView.
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Re: Thoughts on ActiveView?

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Never use it, so do as you wish.
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Re: Thoughts on ActiveView?

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I have used this function from time to time. ;)
It is helpful to show the complex appearance of the model.
I have been having problems with the operation of this function. :roll:

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I'm not particularly attached to it but a function with similar functionality would be welcome. :mrgreen:
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Re: Thoughts on ActiveView?

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Thanks for your input. I'm going to scrap the current Svg version and go with something that is the equivalent of using Tools > Save picture to create a file, then creating a DrawViewImage using that file.

So far, my prototype seems to be a fast and accurate depiction of the 3d window. The down side is that it is a static bitmap.
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