OS: Windows 10 (10.0)
Word size of OS: 64-bit
Word size of FreeCAD: 64-bit
Version: 0.19.23756 (Git)
Build type: Release
Python version: 3.8.6
Qt version: 5.12.5
Coin version: 4.0.0
OCC version: 7.4.0
Locale: English/New Zealand (en_NZ)
Using Assembly4 I have created TestAssembly
. In the Parts
folder there are two Part
s which, in a moment of inspiration, I called Part_One
which is a circular disc and Part_Two
which is a rectangular plate. Now I want to bring in a Part
designed separately called AP-03-004
which is the gate for a flapper valve. I want to bring it in to the Assembly and manipulate it within the Assembly but I want to leave the original file external so I can modify it without opening the assembly. Naturally, I would like any modifications made that way to be reflected in the Assembly next time that is open.
In a discussion thread on this subject (https://forum.freecadweb.org/viewtopic. ... 417#p43477
) I read bejant
If you use Draft workbench -> Clone tool to reproduce the original instance of the board and or spacer, the clones remain parametric so if you change something on the original, the clones automatically change accordingly.
This sounds like what I want to do and I find this icon in the Draft Workbench. When I LMC on that Icon my drafting area gets a graph-paper pattern on the XY plane which will not go away. (How do I get that pattern to go away?) This is the only action. Nothing else has happened. There is no change to my TreeView. there is no cloned part in Parts
, there is no dialog asking which Part
I want to clone.
Note: nothing is selected in TreeView.
Where have I fouled up?