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Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by Max, Dec 17, 2019.

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  1. Max

    Max Administrator Staff Member


    is where we are keeping a public list of what we have in the works - if you're interested in following along as we develop and add to it. This isn't a full list - we add to it over time as we finalize stuff.

    Edit 12/17: I have removed the new Material Library from this release - we will be doing this in the following 4 month release for a good reason that I cannot yet discuss. No other items on this page or that will be on this page will be subject to removal.
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  2. Hunter

    Hunter Senior Member

    Some nice new features, excited about the all Constraint improvements!

    Would like to see another tweak to the Design Explorer... If you click on a part, it must automatically highlight the part in the Explorer.
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  3. idslk

    idslk Alibre Super User

    ...so if you have a assembly with lots of sub assemblies and parts, your explorer window will be always be in an update process...sounds very pesky to me...
    todays solution seems ok for me: RMB on a part/face gives :

  4. Hunter

    Hunter Senior Member

    No, not quite like that. Basically, instead of RMB, just LMB (not hover). One less click. Seems silly, but it's again a habit learned from other software...
  5. Max

    Max Administrator Staff Member

    Do a CTRL+Click on a part, which instead of selecting a piece of geometry selects the whole part. This does highlight it currently in the DE.
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  6. idslk

    idslk Alibre Super User

    for which operation do you need this? (and "other" software" is not automaticaly better ;-)
    ...does not open a folded subassembly to see the selected part...
  7. Max

    Max Administrator Staff Member

    He just requested highlight - not open DE to part location. We will not open the DE to the part location every time you click a part on the canvas - it would be very messy watching the DE scroll like crazy every time.
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  8. oilman

    oilman Member

    Wow. The new constraint tools will be massively helpful. Thrilled to see the progress yall have made in such a short time :)
  9. Jim C

    Jim C Senior Member

    OK, you have convinced me and I renewed my maintenance today!

    Now, how about a universal "hide Reference Geometry". When aligning parts in an assembly I sometimes forget if I selected a sub-assembly or a part in the sub-assembly and have to hunt around to hide the reference geometry. Maybe this will not be much of an issue with the new constraints and not needed.

    Thanks for the continued development.

    Jim C
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  10. MKR

    MKR Member

    It is beginning to look like christmas :D
    I can't wait for the next release!

  11. Hunter

    Hunter Senior Member

    Yes, that works for me, thanks.

    One quirk I noticed is that if you CTRL+Click on a part in the model space, and that part is a child of a Mirror or Pattern feature, then it doesn't highlight the part nor the parent feature in the DE. Or am I missing something?
  12. Drutort

    Drutort Senior Member

    Things are looking great! Can't wait!

    Max, not sure if this has ever been mentioned but I came across this idea.

    When in assembly tree and passing over the constraints, I realized that a lot of times I had wished to see the actual data, most constraints only have one variable

    Idea: show the value of that said constraint as a tool tip style as your hover over the constraint, make it a toggle option with font size, and duration

    Why this is a big deal. When creating something really quick I noticed I do not spend the time to rename the constraints, and when I am a lot deeper in the design part I get lost and wish to look at a value that I need to change while designing, I know what it is but not sure on which constraint it is. Having to go and click either through the part constraints or the overall constraint area is very time consuming.

    This along with keyboard mapping of rename feature universally is a big deal

    so to summarize I guess 3 little things that get used on a regular bases and would like done
    1. tool tip of value of the constraint while hovering over said constraint (or maybe selection based pops up showing value)
    2. rename keyboard mapped so I can do it on the fly to just about everything in the tree
    3. option to remove the annoying constraint warning that makes you press the "ok" button, really slows down workflow

    link to thread about the sketch constraint popup
  13. protarawizard

    protarawizard Member

    This would be beaut. Perhaps the "tool tip" has the layout of the edit dialog itself with an "Edit" button that jumps you to (or transforms it to) the "real edit dialog".
  14. HaroldL

    HaroldL Alibre Super User

    I don't know how hard it would be to implement but adopting the Windows F2 to rename would seem the logical thing to do. But until it is, if ever, RMB Rename is the option we have.
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  15. Lew_Merrick

    Lew_Merrick Alibre Super User

    Hey Max -- And when can we see an "extension" to the Threading Tools to allow such things as Square, ACME/Sub ACME, Dardelet, etc. threads to be defined and applied? -- Lew
  16. simonb65

    simonb65 Alibre Super User

    @GIOV , not sure you should be putting this stuff on YouTube. It doesn't represent what the guys at Alibre are actually doing! I certainly wouldn't be happy if you did that and used the brand name of one of my products. I think you should keep your 'ideas' to this forum and leave promoting the product to either Alibre or just make a review YouTube video endorsing the existing product.
  17. GIOV

    GIOV Alibre Super User

    Ok simonb65
    I just try to give an idea of Alibre Home giving suggestions like 3D Surface that for me is very necessary.
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  18. simonb65

    simonb65 Alibre Super User

    There is an established feedback mechanism for that! ...

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  19. GIOV

    GIOV Alibre Super User

    I know,
    I have submit my requirement several year and nothing yet.
  20. Drutort

    Drutort Senior Member

    Yup I believe that rename is as import as delete (at times its even more important)

    We have mass delete in the asm tree explorer of constraints, but we do not have mass rename, we do not even have mapping for rename

    Organizing/designation in assembly is very crucial part of having a good work flow.

    Organizing/designation in assembly is to 2D prints that are well defined and dimensioned

    Grouping of constraints would be another great feature (as many have mentioned in past)
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