Macro Animated Constrain

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Macro Animated Constrain.png Animated Constrain

Description
Simple macro to animate angles constraints in the sketcher.

Macro version: 1.0
Last modified: 2015-05-20
FreeCAD version: All
Download: ToolBar Icon
Not file for testing See the animation on YouTube.
Author: psicofil
Author
psicofil
Download
ToolBar Icon
Not file for testing See the animation on YouTube.
Links
Macro Version
1.0
Date last modified
2015-05-20
FreeCAD Version(s)
All
Default shortcut
None
See also
None

Description

Simple macro to animate angles constraints in the sketcher. Based on the work of @microelly. Animate a constraint and review the resulting effects.

Temporary code for external macro link. Do not use this code. This code is used exclusively by Addon Manager.


# This code is copied instead of the original macro code
# to guide the user to the online download page.
# Use it if the code of the macro is larger than 64 KB and cannot be included in the wiki
# or if the RAW code URL is somewhere else in the wiki.

from PySide import QtGui, QtCore

diag = QtGui.QMessageBox(QtGui.QMessageBox.Information,
    "Information",
    "This macro must be downloaded from this link\n"
    "\n"
    "https://raw.githubusercontent.com/psicofil/Macros_FreeCAD/master/Macros/AnimatedConstrain.FCMacro" + "\n"
    "\n"
    "Quit this window to access the download page")

diag.setWindowFlags(QtCore.Qt.WindowStaysOnTopHint)
diag.setWindowModality(QtCore.Qt.ApplicationModal)
diag.exec_()

import webbrowser 
webbrowser.open("https://raw.githubusercontent.com/psicofil/Macros_FreeCAD/master/Macros/AnimatedConstrain.FCMacro")
<class="rawcodeurl"><a href="https://raw.githubusercontent.com/psicofil/Macros_FreeCAD/master/Macros/AnimatedConstrain.FCMacro">raw code</a>


Script

The macro you can find in the following github repository: Macro_Animated_Constrain.FCMacro

ToolBar Icon Macro Animated Constrain.png

AnimatedConstrain.FCMacro

# -*- coding: utf-8 -*-
# Mesh with GMSH inside of FreeCAD
# Author: Gomez Lucio
# License: LGPL v 2.1
# Date: 17/05/2015

import FreeCAD
from PySide import QtGui,QtCore
import math
import time

class AnimConstrain(QtGui.QWidget):
    def __init__(self):
        super(AnimConstrain, self).__init__()
        self.initUI()
    def initUI(self):
        # Window
        self.setWindowFlags(QtCore.Qt.WindowStaysOnTopHint)
        self.setWindowTitle("Animated Constrain")
        self.resize(240, 240)
        # Content
        self.l_initial = QtGui.QLabel(" Initital (deg)",self)
        self.le_initial = QtGui.QLineEdit(self)
        self.le_initial.setText("0")
        self.l_final = QtGui.QLabel(" Final (deg)",self)
        self.le_final = QtGui.QLineEdit(self)
        self.le_final.setText("360")
        self.l_interval = QtGui.QLabel(" Interval (deg/step) ",self)
        self.le_interval = QtGui.QLineEdit(self)
        self.le_interval.setText("5")
        # Constrain Type
        self.l_type_constrain = QtGui.QLabel("<b>Type of Constrain :<b>",self)
        self.rb_angle = QtGui.QRadioButton(" Angle(deg)",self)
        self.rb_angle.setChecked(QtCore.Qt.Checked)
        self.rb_length = QtGui.QRadioButton(" Length(mm)",self)
        self.rb_length.setEnabled(False)
        # Parameters
        self.l_parameters = QtGui.QLabel("<b>Parameters :<b>",self)
        self.cb_repeat = QtGui.QCheckBox("  Repeat",self)
        self.bt_start = QtGui.QPushButton("Start",self)
        self.bt_stop = QtGui.QPushButton("Stop",self)
        # LAYOUT
        layout = QtGui.QGridLayout()
        layout.addWidget(self.l_type_constrain, 0, 0)
        layout.addWidget(self.rb_angle, 1, 0)
        layout.addWidget(self.rb_length, 1, 1)
        layout.addWidget(self.l_parameters, 2, 0)
        layout.addWidget(self.l_initial, 3, 0)
        layout.addWidget(self.le_initial, 3, 1)
        layout.addWidget(self.l_final, 4, 0)
        layout.addWidget(self.le_final, 4, 1)
        layout.addWidget(self.l_interval, 5, 0)
        layout.addWidget(self.le_interval, 5, 1)
        layout.addWidget(self.cb_repeat, 6, 0)
        layout.addWidget(self.bt_start, 7, 0)
        layout.addWidget(self.bt_stop, 7, 1)
        self.setLayout(layout)
        self.show()
        # CONNECTS
        QtCore.QObject.connect(self.bt_start, QtCore.SIGNAL("pressed()"),self.start)
        QtCore.QObject.connect(self.bt_stop, QtCore.SIGNAL("pressed()"),self.stop)
        self.cb_repeat.stateChanged.connect(self.repeat_state)
        self.repeat = True
        
    def repeat_state(self, state):   
        if state == QtCore.Qt.Checked:
            self.repeat = False
        else:
            self.repeat = True
        
    def start(self):
        App.Console.PrintMessage('Start ')
        self.timer = QtCore.QTimer()
        QtCore.QObject.connect(self.timer, QtCore.SIGNAL("timeout()"), self.proceed)
        self.timer.start(50)
        self.an = float(eval(self.le_initial.text()))
        self.interv = float(eval(self.le_interval.text()))
        self.final = float(eval(self.le_final.text()))
        #self.proceed()
        
    def proceed(self):
        if self.an >= self.final and self.repeat:
	  self.stop()
	else:
          try:
             self.an = self.an + self.interv if self.an < (360.0) else 0.0
             angle = self.an
             App.Console.PrintMessage(str(angle)+"  ")
             App.ActiveDocument.Sketch.setDatum(cs,App.Units.Quantity((str(angle)+' deg')))
             App.ActiveDocument.recompute()
          except:
	     App.Console.PrintError('Error on setDatum in constrain  ')
	     self.stop()

    def stop(self):
        self.timer.stop()
        App.Console.PrintMessage(" End")
        App.ActiveDocument.recompute()


# RUN WIDGET
try:
   s = Gui.Selection.getSelectionEx()
   cs=s[0].SubElementNames[0]
   cs=int(cs[10:])-1
   AnimConstrain()
except:
   App.Console.PrintError('Select one anlge constrain First  ')

Link

The page discussion Macro Animated Constrain

See the animation on YouTube.