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CAD type interface with Web Application

CAD type interface with Web Application

CAD type interface with Web Application

This maybe a long shot, but I figured I would ask anyways.

I have built my website in python using Django and have my blog up and running.

I now want to dabble in adding some calculations to my website and one of the capabilities I am going to need is a CAD type interface to allow me and users to draw rectangles, polygons, etc.

Does anyone have some recommendations/ideas on how to embed some CAD type interfaces within my website? I want to be able to draw on my web application and perform some functions on the things drawn on screen.

S&T - www.re-tug.com

RE: CAD type interface with Web Application

After some research, it might be time to learn some javascript...


This looks promising and very similar to what I wanted to try to achieve.

Reading about the python libraries such as pyqt and tkinter, it sounds a little bleak to try to achieve.

S&T - www.re-tug.com

RE: CAD type interface with Web Application

Active drawing on the webpage it seems a mix of javascript and canvas element is probably a good first step: Link

You’ll need to figure out a way to map the pixel dimensions of the object to real dimensions if your planning to run calcs off the data.

Webgl is another route: Link

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RE: CAD type interface with Web Application

I wouldn't call it a CAD type interface, but Excel lets you draw sticks and triangles, and you can extract coordinates and other parameters from the drawn objects, or draw shapes from coordinates. I have done a fair bit with VBA but you would need to use Javascript for the web, so good luck with that.

A possibility might be to link Excel to Python with pyxll to do all the hard work, and just use Javascript as an interface, but I haven't looked into that. I don't think xlwings would work, because that uses VBA to link to the Python code, so won't work on-line.

Example of plotting Excel shapes with VBA:

Doug Jenkins
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