Current Assembly Status

Discussion about the development of the Assembly workbench.
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Re: Current Assembly Status

Postby catman » Mon Feb 17, 2020 9:14 pm

Can you please update the status for Assembly3

It is now available for testing as part of the Linux AppImage (and I believe DMG) in the current development version pre_0.19 from here: https://github.com/FreeCAD/FreeCAD/rele ... 4.AppImage. That means the Asm3 functions can be tested without the special build from realthunder.

Reference: https://forum.freecadweb.org/viewtopic. ... 68#p366768
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Re: Current Assembly Status

Postby Alexer » Sun Aug 30, 2020 9:23 am

Hello everyone, I am a CAD / CAE technician and I am positively impressed with your work.
I believe that the ASSEMBLY section is fundamental for mechanical design and so far the Assembly 3 project seems to me the most suitable and complete one. Let me just ask you if it is possible for you to implement:
- the possibility to modify the piece directly in the assembly;
- the possibility of making sections directly in the assembly;
- a measuring tool to check the various distances / surfaces / volumes: in case of modifications, make sure not to waste too much time.

I absolutely thank you for your attention.
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Re: Current Assembly Status

Postby jpg87 » Wed Sep 02, 2020 12:25 pm

Alexer wrote:
Sun Aug 30, 2020 9:23 am
Let me just ask you if it is possible for you to implement:
- the possibility to modify the piece directly in the assembly;
Hello, welcome to the forum!
Yes, just double click on the link name:
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Alexer wrote:
Sun Aug 30, 2020 9:23 am
- the possibility of making sections directly in the assembly;
Yes with the tool:
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Alexer wrote:
Sun Aug 30, 2020 9:23 am
- a measuring tool to check the various distances / surfaces / volumes: in case of modifications, make sure not to waste too much time.
Yes at least with these tools:
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Re: Current Assembly Status

Postby DaAwesomeP » Tue Sep 15, 2020 5:26 pm

Hello! I am getting started with assembly in FreeCAD. I am just working on personal projects, but I want to be sure my files are as future-proofed as possible in case I open them again in a few years. I also want to be sure I learn to use whatever is most likely to become the "standard" over time. It sounds like I should try out Assembly3 on 0.19?

Thanks!
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Re: Current Assembly Status

Postby chrisb » Tue Sep 15, 2020 5:34 pm

We don't know what and how the standard will be. The most future safe Assembly workbench is probbaly Assembly4, because it doesn't rely very much on external things.
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Re: Current Assembly Status

Postby arcol » Mon Sep 21, 2020 9:00 am

jpg87 wrote:
Wed Sep 02, 2020 12:25 pm
Hello, welcome to the forum!
Yes, just double click on the link name:
EditPartInAsm3.png
Could you please share the models along with your awesome video tutorial?
I wanted to follow your tutorial step by step, but I was unable to locate the model files.

For anyone wondering, I'm talking about this tutorial:
http://help-freecad-jpg87.fr/02assembla ... layer.html
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Re: Current Assembly Status

Postby jpg87 » Mon Sep 21, 2020 10:23 am

arcol wrote:
Mon Sep 21, 2020 9:00 am
Could you please share the models along with your awesome video tutorial?
Hello,
here are the files in simple copy mode to lighten the post.
I hope to have completed the full example in a few weeks :
http://help-freecad-jpg87.fr/0260_ass_ex_creat.php


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Where are we with the current development of 'Assembly'

Postby Vagulus » Fri Dec 04, 2020 10:28 pm

The FC documentation for 'Assembly' () advises, 'You can also use a dedicated assembly workbench, like A2plus, Assembly3, or Assembly4. Please note that Assembly2 is unmaintained, so it is not recommended for new models. " I think it is fair to assume that choosing between that would depend on the complexity of the device being modeled and the motion of its parts in the assembly.

My current project involves two sets of three parts. One end of each part links to other parts to form a sub-assembly. The other end of each part must follow a defined path (an edge). The two sub-assemblies are constrained a specified distance apart. (Think of a bicycle chain moving round a sprocket and you are getting close.)

Is one of these Assembly Workbenches more suitable that the others or do I just pick one and stick to it?

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Re: Current Assembly Status

Postby Kunda1 » Fri Dec 04, 2020 10:35 pm

Merged previous thread in to this one.
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Re: Current Assembly Status

Postby Vagulus » Sat Dec 05, 2020 5:36 am

Kunda1 wrote:
Fri Dec 04, 2020 10:35 pm
Merged previous thread in to this one.
Thanks for that. I DID do a search but I didn't find this thread. Interesting reading - interesting but confusing. :?

It would seem that Assembly#4 is the likely candidate but I can't figure out how to get hold of it. I guess I am spoilt in that I am used to downloading a binary file (usually *.exe), clicking on it and getting the desired effect. From what I figure here I need Addon Manager. So:

FC v0.19 --> Tools --> Addon Manager gets me
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It would seem that there aren't a lot of Addon Workbenches available. :(

I have a video tutorial called 'How To Install FreeCAD Workbenches - FreeCAD Install Workbench - FreeCAD Addon Manager.mp4' which has appalling video quality and only tells me to install FC v.0.19 which I already have. Another reference suggests I might find Addon Manager under Macro but it's not there either. :x

Can someone please give me a step-by-step for installing Assembly#4.

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