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Dragan

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ER: Chained padding
« on: September 02, 2020, 06:37:04 AM »
Hi
I know it is a long shot but how about chained padding?
A lot of times, especially in Macro creating, I need to adapt the initial input segment with some padding and after that in expanded Style additional transform padding will just override the previous padding state.

Also, it would be nice if the algorithm for the Fixed-Size with Scale Segment set to OFF could manage some sort of chained behavior eg: to retain values set with the previous Transform operator. Now, the Fixed-Size with Scale Segment set to OFF will reset the segment to the default input size and ignore any previously fixed size transforms.

Rokas

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Re: ER: Chained padding
« Reply #1 on: September 02, 2020, 08:04:08 AM »
Hi Dragan
Would You illustrate with an example. Knowing why and when You need it would be helpful to assess it's priority.
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Re: ER: Chained padding
« Reply #2 on: September 02, 2020, 08:38:55 AM »
Hi Rokas
recently topic: https://forum.itoosoft.com/railclone-pro-/wood-beam-wall/

I created a simple Macro to make it easy to control Skewed planks.

1. The easiest and logic way to adapt skewed space for initial setup is with padding
2. Later in the style to add grout/gap space will be again easiest with new padding instead of adding new Compose Operator with Null segment to act as a gap (especially with issues with 'empty' transform when using in the Macro Style).
Sadly when new padding is introduced via transform operator it will overtake any previous state.   

In that particular Style, I made workaround with small Macro to compose two planks and I used X_translate and Fixed Size without scaling to make fake paddings. Again that will give me the potential issue with some future Fixed Size. 




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Re: ER: Chained padding
« Reply #3 on: September 02, 2020, 09:09:48 AM »
Hi
Why could You not use Compose operator in grouped mode and unified segments pivots:
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Re: ER: Chained padding
« Reply #4 on: September 02, 2020, 09:52:13 AM »
Then I do not have Gap on those and I can`t set gap values in the main Macros properties.
The goal is to make it as much as simple for the user.

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Re: ER: Chained padding
« Reply #5 on: September 02, 2020, 10:04:12 AM »
OK, I will write down You suggestions. Thanks.
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Re: ER: Chained padding
« Reply #6 on: September 02, 2020, 10:08:06 AM »
Thanks and please check what can be done about:
"it would be nice if the algorithm for the Fixed-Size with Scale Segment set to OFF could manage some sort of chained behavior eg: to retain values set with the previous Transform operator. Now, the Fixed-Size with Scale Segment set to OFF will reset the segment to the default input size and ignore any previously fixed size transforms."