ceremcem wrote: ↑
Sun Jul 29, 2018 12:16 am
Regarding to #2, I'm convinced that it can not be done unless some scripting is involved, so it should be left out of ASM3 context. Thanks for the answers, I'm moving forward.
You could/should use Spreadsheet
workbench to drive the dimensions in a logical way. No scripting required, if I understand your scenario correctly.
I didn't get to fully test it with FreeCAD, but I used it a lot in SolidEdge many years ago and it's really worth learning. In example, I had a common product, a small tank with conical bottom and typical inlets and outlets done this way. So when we received order for a custom (always) tank of this type, I simply typed in diameter and height, saw the volume (to check if it is matching the request), modified in/outlets diameters and about 90% of work on drawings and documentation was done... Very effective.
I'm experimenting with a custom Library-type Workbench in FreeCAD to allow to make such input-driven models (and drawings too!) of common parts (brackets, tanks, links, connection plates, etc.), but I am extremely slow in the progress due to lack of time and lack of experience in the development environment used in FC...