ABeton wrote: ↑
Thu Sep 26, 2019 6:29 pm
It was a big project, so I decided to split it in parts. I had one main file with the terrain and other separate files for buildings. It was important for me to have each building in a separate file because they were parametric and had a lot of windows which can slow down modeling a lot. So after I finished a building I made simple copies and copied them to the main file.
I'd urge you to write up a small tutorial with your process, that can be followed by beginner and intermediate users.
The Arch tutorial
is the essential introduction to the Arch Workbench
but it is showing its age, since it was made back in v0.14.
I did this because I didn't know about Links at the time, which are awesome!
Well, Links were just added a month ago to the main FreeCAD code, so before then they did not "exist" (for the majority of users).
...I also wanted to use the Arch texture and the Geomatic(Geodata) workbenches,... but I had some issues with them.
Not surprising, since they are still in development.
It is difficult to explain a workflow with words, but I hope this helps a bit
As I said, maybe you could prepare a simple version of this workflow. You don't have to show all the modelling details, like in the Arch tutorial, but at least a few steps. I think it would be nice to describe particularly the process of using external files, simple copies, and putting them together to model a big project. I don't know if you tried, but using external references was possible before App::Link, with the BIM Workbench
, and Arch Reference
. Maybe you tried this?