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**Constraints next to eachother**

*(by Peter)*

Great software,

These are some of my findings/suggestions.

* 0 distance between shapes

I guess this one can be numerical complicated but if some special constraint could make it possible.

It works in the first sketch phase but with a warning, when extruding it never gets solid.

* distance between parallell lines

Eventually I found out I could select a line and a point to get what I wanted.

When two lines are parallel(or both V/H) then a distance constraint between them could be possible.

* Toolbar hint

To many times I have tested over and over again trying to understand which constraint to use.

I suggest that the toolbar indicated which constraints are possible given the selected nodes/edges.

The dialog box with the explanation could still popup if clicking the inactive ones.

These are some of my findings/suggestions.

* 0 distance between shapes

I guess this one can be numerical complicated but if some special constraint could make it possible.

It works in the first sketch phase but with a warning, when extruding it never gets solid.

* distance between parallell lines

Eventually I found out I could select a line and a point to get what I wanted.

When two lines are parallel(or both V/H) then a distance constraint between them could be possible.

* Toolbar hint

To many times I have tested over and over again trying to understand which constraint to use.

I suggest that the toolbar indicated which constraints are possible given the selected nodes/edges.

The dialog box with the explanation could still popup if clicking the inactive ones.

**(no subject)**

*(by whitequark)*

> * 0 distance between shapes

> It works in the first sketch phase but with a warning, when extruding it never gets solid.

I don't understand your suggestion.

> * distance between parallell lines

> Eventually I found out I could select a line and a point to get what I wanted.

> When two lines are parallel(or both V/H) then a distance constraint between them could be possible.

But what would such a constraint do if the lines stop being parallel?

> * Toolbar hint

> To many times I have tested over and over again trying to understand which constraint to use.

> I suggest that the toolbar indicated which constraints are possible given the selected nodes/edges.

Yeah, this has already been requested: https://github.com/whitequark/solvespace/issues/117. I'll see what I can do, though it's not a priority.

> It works in the first sketch phase but with a warning, when extruding it never gets solid.

I don't understand your suggestion.

> * distance between parallell lines

> Eventually I found out I could select a line and a point to get what I wanted.

> When two lines are parallel(or both V/H) then a distance constraint between them could be possible.

But what would such a constraint do if the lines stop being parallel?

> * Toolbar hint

> To many times I have tested over and over again trying to understand which constraint to use.

> I suggest that the toolbar indicated which constraints are possible given the selected nodes/edges.

Yeah, this has already been requested: https://github.com/whitequark/solvespace/issues/117. I'll see what I can do, though it's not a priority.

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*(by Ion Apostol)*

Distances between two paralele lines not working !

**(no subject)**

*(by Tom)*

I don't think SolveSpace has a distance between two parallel lines constraint? You can do point to line distance (doesn't matter what endpoint you choose when the lines are parallel) and that works for me.

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