Cool. BTW. you've done a great work! Thanks. Can not wait it will appear in official branch
Well, a whole car is obviously a far stretch, but a lot of efforts has been spent on making assembly scalable. The pending new release will introduce a new feature called partial loading. You can now freeze an assembly in some external file. Any parts or sub-assembly referenced by the frozen assembly do not need to be loaded. You can of course reload the file and unfreeze the assembly for modification.
That requires a DOF animator, which I will be working on after the next release. More advanced animation may require some kind of simulator to generate expressions linking various free parameters.2) do something like a fully functional elevator shaft. Details like a spooled cable reel and cable (cable could be tough), spring operated assemblies that apply pressure like a shock absorber, spring latches that move when they can, trip switches.
Now this starts to sound like what i want to do.
Postby Jee-Bee » Mon Jul 23, 2018 9:11 pm
I'm not a fan of fancy mates.
My experiance is that the software becomes less stable
I'd prefer a little more work than crashes
Don't know yet. The management hasn't responsed to my request of merging yet.
if i remeber right, you licenced assembly3 GPL3. On sevaral other things (opencamlib as example) GPL3 license was the reason why they are not could be merged.
Assembly3 is licensed GPL because its only usable solver, SolveSpace, is GPL. However, I am requesting merging of my fork of FreeCAD. If it goes in, then Assembly3 can be made available in the Add-on manager.
and the @realthunder fork has many improvements, not only but also related to STEP importing/exporting, that can be merged without any License issue.