In the expression designer, editing a long expression can be difficult


(thomas) #1

Sequence :

  • create an expression component
  • in the expression edit area, input a long equation (for instance, (-4 * Sin(AA) + Sin(2 *AA) - 4 * Sin(3 *AA) + 2 * Sin(4 AA) + Sin(6 AA))/(2 * (2 + Cos(AA) - Cos(3 * AA)))

Issues :
1 - if the expression is edited on one line, it is impossible to see it as a whole
2 - if the expression is edited on more than one line, the newline is considered as a syntax error
3 - if it is edited on more than one line, it is impossible to resize verticaly the “expression” area (all the real estate is for the “variables” area)

Nota:
My suggestion would be to allow for (2) newline symbols in expression and for (3) vertical resizing of edit area

Software information

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Rhinoceros version: 5.4 WIP (5E140w)
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Rhino 5 for Mac WIP Build 5E199w
(Dan Belcher) #2

I see that here. Logged in RH-40484. Thanks for reporting this.


(Dan Belcher) #3

RH-40484 should be fixed in the latest RhinoWIP (5E199w). Please give it a try.


(thomas) #4

Hello Dan,
I upgraded tp the latest WIP and I have spot the improvement (a bottom slider if I am not mistaken).
thanks & best regards,
thomas