[LINK] Sort of OT: the downside of the GUI...

Adrian Chadd adrian at creative.net.au
Mon Oct 20 10:23:49 EST 2008


Are you certain the CAD application has no keyboard control/shortcuts?
I'd be surprised if you couldn't get away with the mouse for positioning,
and keyboard shortcuts for everything else.



Adrian

On Mon, Oct 20, 2008, Richard Chirgwin wrote:
> Kim Holburn wrote:
> > Couldn't you find a CAD program that could accept some kind of text- 
> > based input, XML for example?
> >   
> (Aside; Sylvano, thanks for your input as well!)
> 
> Kim - I guess with patience and Google I'll find some such beastie in
> the OS world. Here's hoping...
> 
> RC
> > On 2008/Oct/19, at 9:11 AM, Richard Chirgwin wrote:
> >
> >   
> >> ...which in my current life as a Linux user looking at CAD is that in
> >> some apps, GUIs impose the wrong way of working on a person who thinks
> >> in text.
> >>
> >> Now, for a trained CAD person I'm sure that visual CAD is just the  
> >> bees'
> >> knees. For someone who thinks in text, it's a boring, slow and
> >> inaccurate process.
> >>
> >> Now, if I were merely asked to key in the dimensions of blocks (I'm
> >> interested in Timbercrete, Google it), the mortar thickness, the
> >> incremental benchmarks, the number of courses, the dimensions of  
> >> walls /
> >> doors / windows - then I could type the instructions in 30 minutes.  
> >> I'm
> >> a really fast typist ...
> >>
> >> Whereas crawling along with a mouse in a GUI-based CAD is just  
> >> painful.
> >> Is there such a thing as a text-mode designer in which I can skip the
> >> rendering until I'm ready?
> >>
> >> Cheers all,
> >> Richard C
> >>
> >>
> >> _______________________________________________
> >> Link mailing list
> >> Link at mailman.anu.edu.au
> >> http://mailman.anu.edu.au/mailman/listinfo/link
> >>     
> >
> > --
> > Kim Holburn
> > IT Network & Security Consultant
> > Ph: +39 06 855 4294  M: +39 3494957443
> > mailto:kim at holburn.net  aim://kimholburn
> > skype://kholburn - PGP Public Key on request
> >
> >
> >
> >
> >
> > _______________________________________________
> > Link mailing list
> > Link at mailman.anu.edu.au
> > http://mailman.anu.edu.au/mailman/listinfo/link
> >
> >   
> 
> _______________________________________________
> Link mailing list
> Link at mailman.anu.edu.au
> http://mailman.anu.edu.au/mailman/listinfo/link

-- 
- Xenion - http://www.xenion.com.au/ - VPS Hosting - Commercial Squid Support -
- $25/pm entry-level VPSes w/ capped bandwidth charges available in WA -


More information about the Link mailing list