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Current version of SolveSpace in github? (by Bart)
I noticed that the automatic builds at notesalexp.org are tagged "3.0.0-...", but the latest official release is 2.3.

I'm using macOS 10.14 currently, do the build instructions in the repo README still work? And if someone built SolveSpace from those instructions what version would they get?

I'm really enjoying SolveSpace, it's intuitive and the tutorials are fantastic. But it would be nice to have some insight into the roadmap to the next version.
Sat Oct 12 2019, 12:49:03
Found the 3.0 milestones list on github (by Bart)
For anyone who stumbles on this thread, the 3.0 milestone issues list is here: https://github.com/solvespace/solvespace/milestone/2
Sat Oct 12 2019, 13:26:03
Great (by DIV)
Thanks, Bart.
I had a quick snoop around the files, and I like the inclusion of a helical extrusion feature. That's great for creating things like springs or threads!
—DIV
Tue Oct 15 2019, 19:50:57
RFE: helical extrusion (by DIV)
By the way, with regard to the prospect of creating a helical extrusion, it might be prudent to also think about a tool for creating a _spiral_, such as a watch spring or a coil.

A spiral exists in a plane (constant z, say), and is traced out by varying the distance from the axis (r) as the angle (θ) is changed.
(This could subsequently be extruded, esp. perpendicular to the sketch plane.)

A helix would itself by an extrusion of a 2D sketch into 3D, and is traced out by varying the position along the axis (z) as the angle (θ) is changed, while keeping the distance from the axis (r) constant.

Yet another level of sophistication would be to create a generalised 'helical spiral', which could be considered either as a helix in which r also progressively varies along the path, or else — equivalently — as a spiral in which perpendicular distance from the sketch plane (z) progressively varies along the path.
Such a shape would be obtained by lifting up a watch spring, that was initially horizontal, at one end and allowing the other end to sag down. It would also be something akin to a volute spring. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Volute_spring
Sat Oct 26 2019, 01:53:57
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