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

Richard Chirgwin rchirgwin at ozemail.com.au
Tue Oct 21 07:16:50 EST 2008


It wouldn't have to be "conversational" text, as long as you didn't have
to sit there writing the infinite accretion of rubbish that XML demands!
I might give a look at script-driven drawing.

(Adrian, I realise that CADs have keyboard shortcuts, etc. But why not a
direct text interface? - Instead of the excess of mouse-ing, I'm much
quicker banging away on the keyboard...)

RC

Eric Scheid wrote:
> Are you wanting something that will take conversational text input and
> transform that into CAD drawings, or something where you first need to learn
> the specification syntax?
>
> Apart from data driven drawing, you could also consider script driven
> drawing. You shouldn't need to write super fancy scripts, a series of
> primitives with the occasional loop. Ideally you'd want something with a
> console/preview UI.
>
> I've done stuff like this on Mac OS X with Omnigraffle.
>
> e.
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