Sunday, 17 March 2013

First step of having DImensions in Drawing Module

Spent today working on adding dimension support. The first results are in and are quite pleasing. The dimension lines aren't correct but do indeed move interactively and the values for the dimensions update with changes basic changes in geometry. Obviously this is no where near being done, but is a step in the right direction once again.

One area that does become problematic is making large changes in the geometry, and will be quite troublesome to deal with, even with robust naming. This should be a problem with vertices. because they cannot be decomposed further. 

Currently dimensions refer to the individual projected edge, or vertex because in theory multiple projected curves could exist. This needs further thought, but perhaps the best solution is consider merging projected edges together which share the original reference to the object and then having dimensions refer to these instead. Any ideas?