FC v0.17 - parts linking to files (parts library)

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dyleks
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FC v0.17 - parts linking to files (parts library)

Postby dyleks » Tue Apr 17, 2018 7:07 pm

Hi,
sorry if there is somewhere answer for my question but I could not find it.
My idea is to have library (folder) with created parts (one part per one file).
Is there any way to use this files in "root project" file as from library ?
I know that I can merge them by selecting file by file, but this creates copy
inside "root project" and this is what I want to avoid.

Thanks in advance.
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Re: FC v0.17 - parts linking to files (parts library)

Postby triplus » Tue Apr 17, 2018 9:33 pm

Assembly 2 has a basic capability to import Parts in i guess such way. In addition a (big) part of Assembly 3 effort is Links effort. Check them out as it sounds to me they are related to your use case.
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Re: FC v0.17 - parts linking to files (parts library)

Postby HarryGeier » Wed Apr 18, 2018 6:11 am

I don´t think so. Assembly 3 has linking, which basically does what you intend..

https://forum.freecadweb.org/viewtopic. ... &start=300

but Assembly 3 is not yet a part of FC , not even as a workbench, to test you must use a dedicated version... see the thread linked

I know this way of working from Solidworks( SLDPART->SLDASM ), but i also know that it leads to companies need to buy a PDM system, as changes on a file, will lead to changes in ALL files that refer to this file externally.. So, you should only merge oder whatever finally fixed objects anyway.. and then it does not really make a difference if you COPY in or Reference OUTSIDE.
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Re: FC v0.17 - parts linking to files (parts library)

Postby easyw-fc » Wed Apr 18, 2018 6:23 am

Assembly3 Link is exactly the function requested:
https://github.com/realthunder/FreeCAD_ ... cepts#link
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Re: FC v0.17 - parts linking to files (parts library)

Postby dyleks » Wed Apr 18, 2018 10:53 am

Thank you. Assembly3 is what I exacly was looking for :)