I often start out a design with a sketch, and refer to the sketch while
creating the OpenSCAD code. When I'm done, it is not easy to ensure
that the sketch remains a part of the code. Anyone else encounter this
conundrum? Any suggestions about solutions?
I've pondered creating Project.SCAD along with Project.PNG (or
ProjectLeft.PNG and ProjectTop.PNG) in the same folder. In that case,
OpenSCAD could offer to open the sketches...
On Oct 30, 2016, at 09:42, jon <[hidden email]> wrote:
> I've pondered creating Project.SCAD along with Project.PNG (or ProjectLeft.PNG and ProjectTop.PNG) in the same folder. In that case, OpenSCAD could offer to open the sketches…
Some early thoughts:
In the new customizer, we have the option for storing commonly used parameter sets in a JSON file sitting next to the main .scad file. One idea is to eventually promote this JSON file to also include other metadata or related information about the design. In case of designs consisting of multiple files, this JSON file could also specify the main .scad file.
In terms of opening sketches, that would require a bit more logic, as displaying the sketch along with the design would probably require some translation and scaling, which needs to be stored as well.
I'd be handy to have a background image in the preview pane. Currently I have OpenSCAD and an image (with sizes of an object for example) side to side.
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