openBrain wrote: ↑
Sun Sep 22, 2019 10:05 am
Would be great that you can give some details about how you expect the community here to help you.
On the previous case, community offers to re-model the parts with FC and push it to the project.
But maybe you're more interested in having the job done by yourself and get from the FC community only reviews & advice.
Anyway great project.
Thanks, that's a very good question actually that will need some discussion I think.
As our project is still in heavy development and I am working on the CAD design of it almost daily I don't think it would be a good idea to "just have someone convert the parts to FreeCAD" - maybe the right time for this would be when we finished the prototyping stage and parts can be considered "complete". The second option is that I convert the parts and learn the required things along the way - I need to balance my resources between getting the CAD done and learning FreeCAD though - but I am ready to dedicate a limited amount of hours each week to FreeCAD learning. Maybe the best approach would be if someone from the community could give feedback on best practices when I hit particular bumps or need pointers. I generally know my way around solidedge, solidworks, inventor, onshape, etc. as they all follow the same work methods so the big challenge for me is adapting a new way of doing things
Having good practice examples of parts that have been converted by the community would definitely also help me a lot as well.
I do not expect this project to be completed quickly but I am ready to stick around.