sorry, my bad
Have updated my original post
it was a bug, should be fixed now, please update the workbench to 0.9.9
I think this is not true any more.There is no concept of global variables in FreeCAD at the moment. Instead, arbitrary variables can be defined as cells in a spreadsheet using the Spreadsheet workbench...
1) it's open/free source, you can copy it without my permission
I did not think about referencing the variables from other files, just from the own document, mainly because a spreadsheet is a lot more cumbersome to use. For linking cross-document variables the spreadsheet allows to adds documentation more easily, maybe its better suited for this kind of use, indeed.
Works fine. I am not sure why the part selection is relevant. I think it does make sense to have one Variable leaf at the trees root level to contain all user modifiable parmeters for a document - especially if there are multiple bodies in it.Zolko wrote: ↑Tue Sep 29, 2020 1:06 pm2) you can create variables in pure parts: in the Assembly4 WB, create a new document, a new part, select the new part, and choose "Add Variable" and it will create the Variables placeholder to have variables in the part, which you can then use with whatever FreeCAD tool you want. Doesn't work with Bodies because they cannot contain such variables. Hum ... thinking about this ... would that make sense to create the Variables in the same document but outside a Body if no Part is selected ?
good point. Have not really checked that one out.
Thanks for the fast feedback.