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Curved Shapes Workbench

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Hi all,

I would like to share my new workbench "Curved Shapes".
It contains a tool to create a 3D shape from multiple curves in the XY- XZ- and/or YZ- plane.
I have created it to make it simple for me to design model aircrafts.

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Here is some documentation: https://github.com/chbergmann/CurvedShapesWorkbench
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There is one open issue:
When I save a project with a CurvedArray item to a .FCstd file, I get an error <class 'TypeError'>: Object of type FeaturePython is not JSON serializable
When I load the saved project, the objects are there, but it is not possible to edit a CurvedArray item.
Any ideas how to solve this ?
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I didn't have a deep look, but it may come from here :
https://github.com/chbergmann/CurvedSha ... ray.py#L41
You are storing a pointer to the FeaturePython object.
That looks easier, but since it is not a standard python type, JSON is not able to save / restore it.
You can implement your own save / restore mechanism in setState() / getState().
But I think a better way is to transfer it to your custom Proxy methods :
All the special methods of a Proxy object (execute(), onChanged(), onBeforeChange(), onDocumentRestored()) get the FeaturePython object as first argument, so you can probably transfer this reference to your other custom methods, without having to save a reference in self.obj.
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Here :

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def execute(self, prop):
execute() is one of the special methods of a FeaturePython Proxy object.
It is, for example, called on document recomputes.
FreeCAD calls it with its FeaturePython parent object as first argument.
I don't think it is a good idea to override it that way.
As it is now, your FeaturePython object only reacts to Property changes, not to external recomputes ... because only your onChanged() will call it with a property name as argument.
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Chris_G, thanks a lot. That helped me to fix it. Saving and Loading is no possible without errors.
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I have created two new tools:

Curved Segment interpolates between two 2D shapes and resizes in the bounds of hullcurves:
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Interpolated middle interpolates a 2D shape into the middle between two 2D curves. The base shapes can be connected to a shape with a sharp corner.
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Here is the wiki page for the workbench:
https://github.com/chbergmann/CurvedShapesWorkbench
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Your workbench is not working here :roll:

OS: Windows 10 (10.0)
Word size of OS: 64-bit
Word size of FreeCAD: 64-bit
Version: 0.19.17171 (Git)
Build type: Release
Branch: master
Hash: d19470a9711ea604f3ca6c93e46afadf64d5bb87
Python version: 3.6.8
Qt version: 5.12.1
Coin version: 4.0.0a
OCC version: 7.3.0
Locale: French/France (fr_FR)
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Re: Curved Shapes Workbench

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oops. invalid import. I fixed it.
GlouGlou, try again please.
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Nice work with this.
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thank you for sharing this.
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