This release does not contain any whiz-bang new features, like the Wrap tool. Some context on our dev plans may help here.Is there a new feature list too? If this is just enhancements and bug fixes, I would have expected it to be v25 SP2!
Change a Drawing View's Active ConfigurationThe actively displayed configuration of a drawing can now be changed from the Drawing Explorer.
Retarget Dimension Tool (Drawings Only)A new tool allows you to redefine the target geometry associated with a dimension while maintaining customizations to the dimension. No more "delete and remake". Also works to quickly reassociate disassociated dimensions should they occur, while keeping rework to a minimum.
For now, the colorblind palettes will all use the otherwise "Gray" color scheme, so no dark mode + colorblind mode. I can see colorblind dark palettes maybe in 27. Want to be sure we nail the colors themselves first. Unfortunately, the color-blind color palettes end at the ribbon/toolbar/menu. Design Explorer, for example, isn't converted to colorblind palettes at this time. It will hopefully creep to the entire rest of the UI in v27, but that remains to be seen.Will both be available at the same time. Dark mode withe the subdued colors of the tritanopia pallette?
Do you have tritanopia?I'm really liking that tritanopia colorblind pallette! And dark mode too.
For now, the colorblind palettes will all use the otherwise "Gray" color scheme, so no dark mode + colorblind mode. I can see colorblind dark palettes maybe in 27. Want to be sure we nail the colors themselves first. Unfortunately, the color-blind color palettes end at the ribbon/toolbar/menu. Design Explorer, for example, isn't converted to colorblind palettes at this time. It will hopefully creep to the entire rest of the UI in v27, but that remains to be seen.
Do you have tritanopia?
Cool! Feel free to give me feedback as you like at firstname.lastname@example.org on how these work for you, or in a thread in the beta which will happen reasonably shortly.Yes. Actually I have both tritanopia and deuteranopia, but both pretty mild in magnitude.
Mild enough that while I couldn't pass the Ishihara test for the military, I was able to get the jobs I wanted by passing the Farnsworth test, 20+ years ago.
Oops must have been a senior moment. I really did intend Add helical feature!
Don't joke so much because they make the huge new feature call Global Parametric (Interrelation Variables between part of an assembles and sub-assembles) and colored view in 2D drawing.Haha, I haven't heard that one yet.
I am very happy about the planned improvement of 2D Workspace. It is very necessary. In my case, when I have a complex model, any anomalous detail makes the cut fail, but in rhino it is not like that. I wish 2D will be more robust and could generate cuts in spite of some tiny anomalous detail. I spent hours, for example, in discovering a sketch with a small problem in the model of the motorcycle that I mentioned a few days ago and when I corrected it, the cut developed perfectly. I think the issue is the "tangency" between two part of one assemble where the cut isn't successful.We have [very] big-ticket projects happening in the background, the fruits of which you will not see until probably next release . Those are consuming a significant amount of dev resources. In the meantime, there was a call loud and clear to make significant effort to address quality of life issues, bugs, poor quality, etc. in drawings, which the lion share of this release is about. This release focuses on the feel of using drawings, removing frustrating workflows / click hogs, improving the quality of the final output of drawings, etc. and is much needed. It is also a direct reflection of the (many) times such a release has been requested in the past.
So we can call it whatever you want - doesn't really matter - it's a big update that makes drawings a lot better.