@Pauvres_honteux: I would be interested to know how the French program you mentioned handles the above issue. Could you link me to a Youtube video, perhaps?
Hi jnxd, sorry for not being able to bring forward an example video on my suggestion. I can't find a video even remotely showing this in a clear way. There are a few where one can faintly see some blue-ish lines and circles flashing by while they are sketching along.
These blue-ish visual geometry did however remind me that I did forget to mention these visual help geometries.
It's a continously running visual "constraint suggestion" that shows what possible constraints there are at the tip/position of the mouse pointer
. Those visual, not applied
, constraints is shown directly after one starts a geometry command, e.g. a line, point, arc and so on. They are shown in a different and fainter color for distinction.
They also loosley
snaps at these constraint positions, so if one whishes to utilise that particular, suggested, constraint one just click and "sketch" on to the next position. N.B. no constraints are set yet.
These "constrain suggestions" are always running as soon as one does any type of sketching. I don't think about them any more, it's probably why I forgot to mention it before. Sorry for that.
One can also turn on "running auto constraints" similar to what we already have and get all those suggested constraints immortalised as real constraints with a mouse click. With that click we're back at my original suggestion!
This system/principle allows for very few clicks and hand movements for the user.
Whatever system/principle you choose, please do not involve the keyboard, as one then must rise up from the really low, cosy, position of yours and find the key(s) before sinking back again into that nice dozed off posture!
And Merry Christmas to ye all !!!