first of all thanks for this awesome software!
I am trying the Assembly4 workbench on a arch linux 0.19 / 24212 git releasefor a project.
There I have two conceptual questions and one problem I ran into:
I started a project on my notebook and it synced onto my other PC.
Before, every inserted part was a yellow building block and was visible in the 3D view.
After reopening the synced file on another computer, now it shows as a rounded blue rectangle with green arrow.
The same now happens when reopening the file on the original computer
I attached an image, the upper symbol indicated parts which are no longer shown.
The lower part is one which I newly created for comparison reasons, which is displayed.
All the properties are identical, even if I show all properties in the properties list window.
I guess the green arrow indicates, that it successfully linked?
What am I conceptually missing, that these linked parts are not displayed anymore?
How can I fix it? Recomputing didn't help, but also doesn't show any error message and seems to succeed.
Would be great not to have to remodel this whole assembly, or at least understand where my usage went wrong to avoid this issue in the future.
- For now, I use every size of a single part with its own file.
As others, I briefly tried to make general parts, which then with the new configuration parameters.
However, I tried to not use enum but just a float/length type. It seems this parameter then is also changed for all linked parts and cannot be used for derived individual part sizes. So I have to create an enum with that size first, which I then can select individually for every link.
This means the calculation has to be done in the part configuration spreadsheet, which defines the values of the enum?
Assembly4 doesn't have a solver, so only one LCS-to-LCS relation is stored with an offset. This is not a "snap-to-this-then-to-that" as in Solidworks/Inventor and if I want to try such a thing the a2plus workbench would be the right one to give a ride?