SOLVESPACE -- parametric 2d/3d CAD

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redundancy of links (by dangerenok)
Thank you for your work in creating the program.
I believe that it is based on innovative ideas.
But some points are difficult for me to understand.
For example, I need to perform similar links as in the first screenshot, but this leads to redundancy of links.
Tell me how it is easier for me to implement this (the gap should be the same on both sides).

And one more question. I would like to share ideas about additional functions that would help to popularize your program, where and with whom can you talk about this topic?
Mon Jan 4 2021, 01:40:23, download attachment
(no subject) (by Andrew)
I think the constraint you are looking for is how to set 2pairs of lines an equal distance apart. when there are no lines connecting the pairs. Select a point on one line and its paired line, and do the same for the other pair and set equal distance. That is your selection set before setting equal consists of two points and two lines. Given three panels in a line, this can be used to set equal space between the panels, And the distance between 2 of the panels can be set, or the distance between the outer panes set.
Mon Jan 4 2021, 04:24:19
(no subject) (by dangerenok)
I did so on one side (see screen). But when I do the same on another, it does not work. Can you edit the attachment so I can see how this can be done?
Mon Jan 4 2021, 04:51:09
(no subject) (by Andrew)
Here is a sample sketch showing equal spacing of three rectangles, and a square in a square. Note only one actual dimension is needed, either of the space, an overall dimension for the panels, and the space, or the size of the inner square for the square in square case.
Mon Jan 4 2021, 06:38:48, download attachment equal_space.slvs
(no subject) (by dangerenok)
Thanks for the example, it's simple and I've used it for a long time (in other CADs).
I thought if solvespace uses symbolic math, then it is capable of solving constraints in predecessor groups. This turned out not to be the case. This limits the assembly possibilities compared to available CAD.
Thank you for your trouble.

I hope solvespace will develop further.
Mon Jan 4 2021, 11:38:02
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