+1chrisb wrote: ↑Sat Apr 14, 2018 5:25 pmIf we introduce an AssemblyContainer it could contain everything we have now with all their placements. It would behave like a top level Part container which serves the only purpose to provide a new universe - or to be more technical: a new coordinate system - and inside everything with all it's references stays as before.
Then the whole AssemblyContainer can be positioned relative to other AssemblyContainers and inside everything could stay as before. That means we have only hierarchical but no cyclic dependencies.
That's the way to go for Freecad 0.18.
But Freecad 0.17 Roland is released and many users are confused about PartDesign.
Look at the German section of the forum. With Freecad 0.16 most users used the part-design-wb and mixed features from other workbench. In FC0.17 most of them avoid to use part-wb because of all it's unfinished features and the known problems they claimed here in the forum.