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IDProjectCategoryView StatusLast Update
0003481PathFeaturepublic2021-02-06 06:33
Reportersliptonic Assigned To 
Status newResolutionopen 
Target Version0.20 
Summary0003481: Allow use of Draft Picker to set start points in paths.
DescriptionIt's sometimes desireable to specify exactly where an operation path will begin. Many operations currently allow the user to manually set a start point for the path by entering the coordinates and setting the boolean 'use start point' to True.

This is cumbersome and error prone. The user should be able to click a button to 'set start point'. The draft-snapper tool should activate to allow picking a point on the canvas and returning the coordinates to the operation.

Additional InformationMultiple start points should also be allowed. On processing, the nearest start point from the list should be found and passed to PathArea to be used.

This is necessary for operations like Profile From Faces with the option to process holes set to true. In this case the cutter will pick up and rapid between holes. The start point for each hole should be configurable.
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2019-03-03 21:12

administrator   ~0012840

@sliptonic are you planning for this to be fixed pre 0.18 or are you bumping to 0.19 ?


2019-03-04 00:30

manager   ~0012843

It would be a nice UI improvement but not going to happen this cycle. moved to 0.19


2022-03-03 13:55

administrator   ~0016625

This ticket has been migrated to GitHub as issue 5790.

Issue History

Date Modified Username Field Change
2018-05-16 21:34 sliptonic New Issue
2019-03-03 21:12 Kunda1 Status new => feedback
2019-03-03 21:12 Kunda1 Note Added: 0012840
2019-03-04 00:29 sliptonic Product Version 0.18 => 0.19
2019-03-04 00:29 sliptonic Target Version 0.18 => 0.19
2019-03-04 00:30 sliptonic Note Added: 0012843
2019-03-04 00:30 sliptonic Status feedback => new
2021-02-06 06:33 abdullah Target Version => 0.20