[PythonCAD] newb - closed polyline

Carl Trachte ctrachte at gmail.com
Thu May 10 18:09:25 CEST 2007

I've got the latest source from the subversion repository and I'm using it
with Python 2.4 in Cygwin.

What I can do is draw an open polyline, then draw a segment that snaps to
the two polyline endpoints (the snap works as you, Art, described, and
colors the snapped point location box a different color than the other
points - in my case it's default blue versus default yellow).

What I haven't yet figured out is how to make the segment part of the

Thancad (a Tkinter based Python CAD app) was actually designed for this sort
of thing.  I corresponded with its author briefly.  It's not a bad tool for
what I'm doing, but development on it has, as far as I know, stopped back in

Is this the sort of thing worth trying to incorporate into PythonCAD, or is
PythonCAD's audience less of a GIS crowd, and more of a circuit board
drawing group?

Thanks for suffering more questions.

Carl T.

On 5/7/07, Carl Trachte <ctrachte at gmail.com> wrote:
> Thanks, again, Art.  I'll get to work.
> I'm trying to get pythoncad set up under Cygwin.  If I have any luck with
> that, I'll probably have more questions.
> For now, the BSD port, although a bit dated, at least gives me a working
> app that I can get started on.
> Carl T.
> On 5/7/07, Art Haas <ahaas at airmail.net> wrote:
> >
> > On Mon, May 07, 2007 at 02:51:56PM -0700, Carl Trachte wrote:
> >
> > You wrote earlier that you are using the R28 release. That release is
> > quite old and a number of bugs have been fixed, plus various
> > improvements to the program have been added. I'm not familiar
> > with the BSD ports system to know if a newer releases is available, but
> > if so I'd try to use it. If you don't mind pulling the code straight
> > from the public Subversion repo that would be an even better choice.
> >
> >
> >
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