State based drawing
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Description (last modified by kr12)
now to draw another object with same properties we need ctr-C, A, draw points, ctrl-shift-V. If we need to remain not all tags this will be much more clicks.
Review another usercase - buildings_tools plugin: it draws rect with tag building=yes :) Also it may be 65535 plugins that will draw reserviors, parkings, tennis and socker courts, itc.
And another - drawing power line:
- A) copy points with tag tower, join with line, tag powerline, DO for all lines or for dinner time..
- B) draw lines, ctrl-shift-V tags of powerline, search in forums and find some search expression to find all points on newly created lines....
Potlatchmost of users will never deal with this.
With implementing "state of drawing" form (grid) user will set tags in it and all drawing tools (that creates new geometry) will fill points and links with appropriate tags for points and links. Incremental counters and other user "eval" functions also will be easy available.
The "state of drawing" form will have switch UI element (combobox) that set behavior of this form:
- standalone (independent) - has a button "apply to selected object"
- property picker - form (grid) automatically get tags of selected object
Name, and other user defined tags will be ignored.
Note, all professional editors that care about usability and productivity use instruments that saves it states: brushes in GIMP saves thickness, Foobar2000 saves last used settings of audio converter, all used brush options saved in ZBrush for continue use (this is absolutely impossible to imagine that options must be set every draw step), Blender saves last used render preset and many other things, offline effects in
Audacity Samplitude saves its parameters, .....