Last week was the Open Compute Project summit 2017 in Santa Clara. While being a great place to be during this period of the year, this has been a great oppportunity for me and ggiamarchi to introduce what we are expecting to do for the OCP toolchain project based on ohub.
We worked really hard on building a working mockup of the design workflow, and I liked to introduce it to you.
The idea is to design parts within FreeCAD (mostly sheetmetal for IT industry)
This example is a sheet Metal Blade which is used to support computer Motherboard into the RuggedPOD project. It has been totally designed using FreeCAD. I made the screenshot using the STEP importer as I am currently working on it and it is my testbed.
Our intend is that when a user save the file, it goes to a web backend platform called ohub. This platform will be used to publish, browse and provide feedback on components, like github is doing with source code. It will also keep track of design change request, and might have a lot of enhancement like we had the chance to discuss with @blacey.
The next step for an end user or a design reviewer is to go on the web platform and login
And the browse the projects which are available
Select one of them and discover the main intent of it.
Then navigate through the design files of the part which are contained within the project
and finally look at a specific part using an interactive 3D viewer and provide feedbacks within my next post