Part Container, Problems and Solutions

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Re: Part Container, Problems and Solutions

Postby freecad-heini-1 » Sun Apr 15, 2018 5:28 am

chrisb wrote:
Sat Apr 14, 2018 5:25 pm
If 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.
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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.
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Re: Part Container, Problems and Solutions

Postby chrisb » Sun Apr 15, 2018 5:57 am

freecad-heini-1 wrote:
Sun Apr 15, 2018 5:28 am
That's the way to go for Freecad 0.18.

But Freecad 0.17 Roland is released and many users are confused about PartDesign.
If we can agree on this, or a similar way we could prepare things for assembly and that could be 0.18. We don't have to make always these very huge steps from one release to the next, as long as we have something usable and stable. The step to include assembly will be big enough to again take a considerable amount of time.
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Re: Part Container, Problems and Solutions

Postby chrisb » Sun Apr 22, 2018 11:01 am

peterl94 wrote:
Thu Apr 12, 2018 9:37 pm
Can you be more specific? Do you have examples that you can link to?
Here is another example: https://forum.freecadweb.org/viewtopic. ... 71#p229271
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Re: Part Container, Problems and Solutions

Postby freecad-heini-1 » Sun Apr 29, 2018 7:47 pm

Let's discuss a concrete example.

Please download this 3d step files from Meusburger. It's a moldbase:
https://cad.meusburger.com/BinaryFileRe ... DOWNLOAD=0

Open it in PartDesign.

Next download this step file and open it in a new Freecad document:
https://cad.meusburger.com/BinaryFileRe ... DOWNLOAD=0

Please place the second assembly into the first, like to see in this picture:
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Now cut out a pocket for the shape indluding the holes for the screws. Please let me know how to handle this task without Part-o-magic Ghost.

Thank you so much and best regards
Wilfried
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Re: Part Container, Problems and Solutions

Postby realthunder » Mon Apr 30, 2018 1:50 pm

freecad-heini-1 wrote:
Sun Apr 29, 2018 7:47 pm
Let's discuss a concrete example.

Please download this 3d step files from Meusburger. It's a moldbase:
Your download links don't work?
Try Assembly3 (latest version 0.11) along with my custom build of FreeCAD at here.
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Re: Part Container, Problems and Solutions

Postby chrisb » Mon Apr 30, 2018 4:27 pm

I downloaded them yesterday and they worked, it might be a temporary problem.