mroek
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Adding supports in cross-section view - bad implementation

Thu Oct 13, 2016 3:12 am

In the latest update S3D added the possibility to add supports while in cross section view, which is potentially useful. However, it seems to me they implemented it quite badly.

If the structure you want to support is cut out by the section view, you can't add supports to it, just as if it wasn't even there. For the simplest example, imagine a hollow box where you want to support the roof internally. Make a section view in the Z direction to remove the roof from view, and try to add supports to the floor. Not possible, because S3D seems to think the roof is gone just because it is hidden from view.

In some cases you can of course work around this by arranging the section view differently, but sometimes that's inconvenient. Why on earth does S3D behave like this? A section view is just a visual thing, and S3D should of course function normally even if something is temporarily hidden.

quarkhopper
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Joined: Fri Dec 07, 2018 7:52 pm

Re: Adding supports in cross-section view - bad implementation

Sun Jan 13, 2019 4:00 pm

Was this ever addressed? I'm still struggling to place supports under a large overhang because there's A) I'm stuck in ortho view and B) what you said above: that support placement is based on exactly what's in the viewport, even in cross section. B seems like it was overlooked in development because it would have been the most straightforward solution.

mroek
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Joined: Mon Oct 26, 2015 1:47 pm

Re: Adding supports in cross-section view - bad implementation

Sun Jan 13, 2019 4:54 pm

No, unfortunately not. The behaviour is still the same.

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