hammax wrote: ↑
Thu Mar 01, 2018 1:27 pm
...using Addonmanager I only see/saw something like "downloading".
Waiting for a while, nothing more happens and it looks like freezed.
Controlling in appdata... there is a new File "workfeature" with actual datum.
But no WorkfeatureWB in Customize-Workbenches or Macros.
From the add-ons installer, it is trying to install the WorkFeature Macro
It installs a "workfeature" folder in %appdata%/freecad/Mod
Then it tries to create a start_WF.FCMacro symlink in your macro folder. This fails because on Win you need admin privileges to create a symlink. If you have report view activated you should see the error. There is a pending pull request to fix this for Win10 https://github.com/FreeCAD/FreeCAD/pull/1337
Alternatively you can run FreeCAD as admin and then using the add-ons installer should work (it did for me after deleting the workfeatures folder from the Mod directory, otherwise it thought it was already fully installed) Then re-start FreeCAD and in your macros you will have the start_WF.FCMacro. The macro works tabified, you will see its tab next to the Combo View tab.
This new work is a true workbench. For now you can just clone @rentlau_64's repo into the Mod folder, it installs a "WorkFeature-WB" folder in %appdata%/freecad/Mod. Then re-start FreeCAD and you will have a WorkFeature Workbench
in the dropdown WB selector.
Quick tests show that the macro and workbench can both be active at the same time. I didn't test yet mixing the tools in the workflow.