ppemawm wrote: ↑
Sun Oct 11, 2020 7:15 pm
Please see attached for the Parts and Model trees.
It's difficult to argue anything else than some of these things should build a sub-assembly (main-rotor, tail-rotor ...) and included as such.
What I mean is that the Parts object is already a group, therefore if we make a sub-group in this group, some people will want to have sub-sub-groups of this sub-group, and then, where to set the limit ? I think you would agree that it's pointless to try to model a Nimitz-class aircraft carrier in 1 file, that at some point you'll use sub-assemblies, so the question becomes: where to break things ?
I think that this feature to have assemblies in 1 file is a very great strength of FreeCAD, something that no other CAD system provides, and if you remember this was actually our very first exchange
, and while I was sceptical about this you did convince me that it is indeed very useful and powerful. But I think this should be used for moderately complex assemblies only, those that have only 1 level of hierarchy, and if the assembly becomes more complex and more challenging, this advantage could become a hindrance. Therefore, before spending time on this (I have a day-time job also), I'd like to be very sure that there is a broad consensus that it's necessary.