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FeatureScript and students

john_doubledayjohn_doubleday Member Posts: 49 EDU
Hi,
As a Design and Technology College teacher from Y7 through to Year 12 (Australia) I was wondering if a 'Feature Script' could be developed/made to 'Only' allow certain comands to be visible so that young students could focus on the skill set on 'display'?....or are there ways to 'turn off' skill sets?

...by the way stunning  software.

Comments

  • traveler_hauptmantraveler_hauptman Member, OS Professional, Mentor, Developers Posts: 419 PRO
    Can you elaborate? Are you wanting the onshape graphical user interface to show a reduced/focused set of options? Or something different?
  • john_doubledayjohn_doubleday Member Posts: 49 EDU
    Yes. It is just a thought. Limiting the number of visible icons or at least active icons would focus the learning on any number of activities. Thanks for asking:)) 
  • NeilCookeNeilCooke Moderator, Onshape Employees Posts: 2,329
    You can do this (from @traveler_hauptman himself): https://forum.onshape.com/discussion/comment/18349#Comment_18349 but I wouldn't recommend it. They might discover better ways to do things and surprise you ;)
    Neil Cooke, Director of Technical Marketing, Onshape Inc.
  • traveler_hauptmantraveler_hauptman Member, OS Professional, Mentor, Developers Posts: 419 PRO
    You can do this in a classroom setting by loading a custom CSS file with Onshape in the browser.

    You can install a plugin called 'stylish' to firefox or chrome and add the following CSS to remove the Draft tool.
     os-tool[tool-id="server:::Draft"]{  display: none;}
    
    or remove the whole toolbar subsection

    os-toolbar div:nth-child(3){ display: none;}

    If you (or a friend) have any experience with looking at webpage internals in the browser (using firebug or chrome's built-in developer tools) it should be quick and easy to locate the icons you want to turn off and do so.

    This is an unofficial approach. Onshape support should be able to tell you if any official UI complexity settings are in the works for their EDU customers.

    A gamified version of Onshape in which you must complete tutorials on each operation before gaining access to more complex operations would be very cool. Useful for students and hobbiests with no prior parametric modeling experience.

  • john_doubledayjohn_doubleday Member Posts: 49 EDU
    Hi All,
    Yes some good advice...thanks everyone. I like the Gamified version 'Traveler' idea. There are also video tutorials with a Quiz that are SCORM based so they could go in a Learning Management System and there you have the stages/assessment.
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