assembly without solver

Discussion about the development of the Assembly workbench.
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Re: assembly without solver

Postby realthunder » Fri Jan 18, 2019 11:13 pm

Zolko wrote:
Fri Jan 18, 2019 12:15 pm
Do you plan to release a new AppImage with these features ?
Yeah, I am doing it these few days, creating demos and fixing some bugs along the way. Hopefully I can make a release this weekend. Nice job, BTW!
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Re: assembly without solver

Postby Zolko » Sat Jan 19, 2019 11:42 am

realthunder wrote:
Fri Jan 18, 2019 11:13 pm
Hopefully I can make a release this weekend. Nice job, BTW!
Cool, and thanx. May-be it would be useful to include git commit 55a4f78ad, that enables the "create Datum Coordinate System" (LCS) in the toolbar ? See here in the forum

Also, how much work would it be to refine the "select Linked object" dialog, to show only Parts (App::Part objects) by default, and show all objects only when the "Show all object types" checkbox is actually checked ? It would make the workflow and tutorials more natural.

fosselius wrote:
Fri Jan 18, 2019 6:53 pm
Combine this with the git-freecad file effort and FreeCAD will be great for larger teams
I didn't know about that, but it's quite exactly what I had in mind also. All that is needed now is a wider availability of a compatible FreeCAD release.

All good stuff, I'm eager to test the new release.
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Re: assembly without solver

Postby fosselius » Sat Jan 19, 2019 2:50 pm

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Re: assembly without solver

Postby Zolko » Sat Jan 19, 2019 3:07 pm


OK .... but does it need to be fully integrated into FreeCAD ? Like ... WTF does FreeCAD need a Web browser workbench ??? Shouldn't we keep things separated, but with a seamless workflow between FreeCAD and git, and everybody uses his favorite git client ? Or SVN, why not ? Or Mercurial, or whatever ?
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Re: assembly without solver

Postby fosselius » Sat Jan 19, 2019 4:43 pm

Git have a feature called git-hooks:
https://git-scm.com/book/en/v2/Customiz ... -Git-Hooks

Imagine 10 people working on different files in the same assembly, once one user save their work, its automatically comitted and pushed and the assembly is instantly updated for all users ^_^

Regarding web workbench, i am sure someone can motivate it, but as we use QT and QT offers web functionality i can see that its easy and tempting to expose the functionality to users.

Webview is used for the startpage btw.
Related topic: https://forum.freecadweb.org/viewtopic.php?f=10&t=26834
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Re: assembly without solver

Postby Jee-Bee » Sat Jan 19, 2019 5:12 pm

Zolko wrote:
Sat Jan 19, 2019 3:07 pm
WTF does FreeCAD need a Web browser workbench ???
Creo have 2 both IE and chrome implemented... so it happend more often.
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Re: assembly without solver

Postby Mark Szlazak » Sat Jan 19, 2019 6:33 pm

Zolko wrote:
Sat Jan 19, 2019 3:07 pm
Like ... WTF does FreeCAD need a Web browser workbench ???
I haven't run into this in course work with Solidworks but it is part of classroom exercises in CREO. Basically we browsed to a manfactures website to directly download into CREO some fasteners that they provide from their catalogue in CREO format. I do not know what else but it maybe not that high a priority to have this.
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Re: assembly without solver

Postby fosselius » Sat Jan 19, 2019 7:47 pm

Zolko wrote:
Sat Jan 19, 2019 3:07 pm
WTF does FreeCAD need a Web browser workbench ???
The description explains it ;)

"This workbench contains tools to interact with different web services. Current webservices include:

git logo Git: Manages the current document with Git.

bimserver logo BimServer: Connects and interacts with a BIM server instance.

sketchfab logo Sketchfab: Connects and uploads a model to a Sketchfab account."

https://github.com/yorikvanhavre/WebTools
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Re: assembly without solver

Postby Zolko » Sat Jan 19, 2019 8:13 pm

everybody has the right to loose his time as he wants. Explains a lot, though ...
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Re: assembly without solver

Postby Mark Szlazak » Sat Jan 19, 2019 8:33 pm

Zolko wrote:
Sat Jan 19, 2019 8:13 pm
everybody has the right to loose his time as he wants. Explains a lot, though ...
Yeah, that is for sure.😉