looking for developers for extending FreeCAD - freelance/contract

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bxabi
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looking for developers for extending FreeCAD - freelance/contract

Postby bxabi » Fri Apr 08, 2016 9:30 am

Hello

We are representing a company building various metal constructions.
After researching the possibilities, the conclusion was FreeCAD can be a good base, a software suite can created on to build and manage their construction structures. We got the go, so the development will be started.

We are looking for software developers who have experience in extending FreeCAD, or in python, Qt, and CAD software.
The improvements in the FreeCAD Workbenches and model editing we would like to keep open source and commit back to the FreeCAD project.
We are hoping to find 2-3 programmers, for 1-2 years development time.
They could work remotely as freelancers (contract based). It is a place where you can bring in creativity to make the building process very user friendly.

The following are the planned tasks. It is not final yet, the points show the general idea of what is needed. Detailed definitions will be designed and written in the next 2-3 months, defining the user actions, screens.


First phase - improving the FreeCAD building tools.
It will probably bring a new Workbench to FreeCAD, and may involve improving existing tools.

- Create grid-like structures from metal profiles, glass and accessories.
- Divide a field
- Delete division
- Change glass and related components
- Break component
- Join 2 components
- Merge 2 components
- Insert sub-assembly into construction
- fast building of pyramid-like structures
- fast building of dome-sphere shaped structures.

Task we may need depending on FreeCAD state in a few months:
- speed up handling of constructions built from thousands of elements
- improving the alignment tools

Second phase - when we see that the builder is working as needed, we can embed it to into a software suite which handles the projects, material lists and orders.

- Client database
- Project database
- Embedding FreeCAD when a model is edited
- Show model previews in the Project database
- Contract cost editing page
- Quotation page
- Material and Accessory database
- Supplier database
- Material and Accessory database
- Material prices database
- Database of accessory relations
- Database of which materials are exchangeable
- Define Material spreadsheet format
- Create material list from the model
- Define material order layout
- Cutting optimization (1D, 2D)
- Module for ordering components

So if you are interested please contact us. The development will start as we get several detailed definitions ready, expected in 2-3 months.
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Re: looking for developers for extending FreeCAD - freelance/contract

Postby rockn » Tue May 03, 2016 12:40 pm

Hello everyone,

I've been in touch with bxabi and the project owner to discuss about this project.
This project will create a new workbench for specific use but it look like it's a good opportunity to improve the Arch workbench in many ways.
This will likelly improve some existing tools like the Arch Axis System and the Arch Components system too and the aim is also to improve the workflow to become more user friendly.

There is a lot of work and we are searching for more developpers. If you know FreeCAD and python or C++ and want to work on it, this is a good opportunity to improve FreeCAD and be paid for that.

We are going to have another talk about the project this Friday, so don't wait to contact bxabi or me.

Cheers.
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ezzieyguywuf
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Re: looking for developers for extending FreeCAD - freelance/contract

Postby ezzieyguywuf » Tue May 24, 2016 7:37 pm

I've got some experience with FreeCAD, a bit of experience with C++, and very extensive experience with python. I am interested in this opportunity.
bxabi
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Re: looking for developers for extending FreeCAD - freelance/contract

Postby bxabi » Tue May 24, 2016 9:13 pm

ezzieyguywuf wrote:I've got some experience with FreeCAD, a bit of experience with C++, and very extensive experience with python. I am interested in this opportunity.


Hi, nice to hear that you are interested. I will contact you in a few days with more details.
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Re: looking for developers for extending FreeCAD - freelance/contract

Postby CADeal » Thu Jun 09, 2016 12:30 pm

Hi , I've got years experiences with CAD /PLM systems( commercial as Creo / Inventor/ Catia / NX ) and also Freecad in hobby projects ( Python macro/ WB customization) . I am interested to find appropriately project to improve FreeCad WB . Meanwhile I also discover possibility to custom integration with OpenPLM ( http://www.openplm.org/ ) project to adapt for few manufacturing company . In case you can use my skill I am looking forward to your detailed requirments .
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Re: looking for developers for extending FreeCAD - freelance/contract

Postby julianfoad » Tue Jun 14, 2016 3:27 pm

Hello. I am interested in this work. My last job was working on the open source Subversion software. I can tell you more about myself in a private message. Please can you tell me more about this work? Thank you.

- Julian Foad
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Re: looking for developers for extending FreeCAD - freelance/contract

Postby bxabi » Sun Jun 19, 2016 9:26 am

Hello,

it is nice to see that our project generated interest in the forum, it looks like we have good chance to put together a good team.

This post can serve as an answer for julianfoad and CADeal, and as a status update.

We have some delay in the software definition, the feedback is coming slower from the customer (future users).
The following times can still shif:.

May/June/July/August - Software definition
Examples of large constructions and std constructions will be part of this.

End August - Programming Planning
- Based on the specification the various modules and parts can be divided to determine who works on what. Guesstimated time lines, milestones etc.
Our priority will be to de-risk as quickly as possible.

Sept./Okt.. onwards - Programming

We will send around detailed definitions as available. When the programming planning phase starts we will contact everybody interested and decide together which parts can be assigned to whom, and put the contracts in place.

Best,
bxabi
ezzieyguywuf
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Re: looking for developers for extending FreeCAD - freelance/contract

Postby ezzieyguywuf » Thu Jul 07, 2016 7:17 pm

Hey, just wanted to drop back in and say I'm still interested in helping with this :-)