Assembly3 preview

Discussion about the development of the Assembly workbench.
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Re: Assembly3 preview

Postby GlouGlou » Sat Apr 07, 2018 11:43 pm

Still testing but here stuck on the last constraint :roll:
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Re: Assembly3 preview

Postby realthunder » Sun Apr 08, 2018 9:15 am

GlouGlou wrote:
Sat Apr 07, 2018 11:43 pm
Still testing but here stuck on the last constraint :roll:
Thanks for reporting. There is a bug in AxialAlignment redundancy handling. I have fixed it. Before the new release, you can work around it by change the AxialAignment to PlaneCoicndent, which has the correct redundancy handling.
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Re: Assembly3 preview

Postby easyw-fc » Wed Apr 11, 2018 10:29 am

realthunder wrote:
Fri Mar 30, 2018 1:23 pm
BTW, Plane Coincident/Alignment/Parallel all support multiple elements.
Hi @realthunder
it would be possible to use the new Transform tool also in A3, instead of the old one?

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Re: Assembly3 preview

Postby realthunder » Wed Apr 11, 2018 10:33 am

easyw-fc wrote:
Wed Apr 11, 2018 10:29 am
it would be possible to use the new Transform tool also in A3, instead of the old one?
Sure. Just beside the part mover icon in the toolbar, there is the axial mover icon.
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Re: Assembly3 preview

Postby easyw-fc » Fri Apr 13, 2018 8:28 am

Hi @realthunder,
I'm playing a bit with A3 and I noticed these issues:
1) when fusing objects, the result doesn't preserve the colors
2) when copying an object (single object or i.e. boolean result), the copy will lose the color

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  • FreeCAD-asm3-20180331-6008183c-b5489b8-Win64.7z
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Re: Assembly3 preview

Postby realthunder » Fri Apr 13, 2018 9:46 am

easyw-fc wrote:
Fri Apr 13, 2018 8:28 am
Hi @realthunder,
I'm playing a bit with A3 and I noticed these issues:
1) when fusing objects, the result doesn't preserve the colors
2) when copying an object (single object or i.e. boolen result), the copy will lose the color
Color handling will be dealt with in the next version. I kind of disabled fusion color for this version. The color lost of the copied object is a bug, which I am tracing at this very moment. Thanks for bring this up.
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Re: Assembly3 preview

Postby dulouie » Sun Apr 15, 2018 2:44 pm

For those people who are want to try it out but are on Mac.

https://github.com/dulouie/FreeCAD_asse ... /tag/0.4.1
Check this out!
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Re: Assembly3 preview

Postby Matael » Mon Apr 16, 2018 10:36 am

Hi all !
I would like to try assembly3 with partdesign components. It looke like the best way to import a partdesign is to make a link. Like this, if you modify the pd in the assembly, the modification will be done in the pd too. (am I wrong ?).
My problem is that when I create the link, the name is Linkxxx. Is there a way to keep the name of the document (or the name of the body at least)?
Finally, what is the best practice to tidy all links (I didn't see this in tutorial)? (I ask this because there is a "parts" group where I suppose we should put the imported elements, but I'm really not sure. Maybe is it just a folder to store the part created inside the assembly document?)
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Re: Assembly3 preview

Postby realthunder » Mon Apr 16, 2018 10:51 am

Matael wrote:
Mon Apr 16, 2018 10:36 am
Hi all !
I would like to try assembly3 with partdesign components. It looke like the best way to import a partdesign is to make a link. Like this, if you modify the pd in the assembly, the modification will be done in the pd too. (am I wrong ?).
Yes correct. You can even drag a body to an assembly container in another document, which creates external link. Any modification inside the linked body will be stored in the original document. But you must keep the original document open when work on the assembly.
My problem is that when I create the link, the name is Linkxxx. Is there a way to keep the name of the document (or the name of the body at least)?
Finally, what is the best practice to tidy all links (I didn't see this in tutorial)? (I ask this because there is a "parts" group where I suppose we should put the imported elements, but I'm really not sure. Maybe is it just a folder to store the part created inside the assembly document?)
You can simply rename the link to anything you want. Select it in the tree view, press 'F2'. I didn't auto rename the link because the link can be dynamically changed to other objects, it is kind of difficult to track the changes. I'll probably add that logic in the future.

In Assembly3, the assembly container acts as both a Part and Product container. You don't need the Part group. To create sub-assemblies, simply create another assembly, and drag it into the parent assembly.
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Re: Assembly3 preview

Postby Matael » Mon Apr 16, 2018 12:27 pm

ok, thanks for your work and your response !