|Guillaume Florent 00cbd2759a Initial commit||2 months ago|
|Architectural Parts||2 months ago|
|Building Construction||2 months ago|
|Electrical Parts||2 months ago|
|ElectronicsComponentsKit||2 months ago|
|Foundation||2 months ago|
|FreeCAD-BuildingModels||2 months ago|
|Furniture||2 months ago|
|Generic objects||2 months ago|
|HVAC||2 months ago|
|Mechanical Parts||2 months ago|
|Piping||2 months ago|
|Scale Models||2 months ago|
|Shipping Containers||2 months ago|
|Wood Construction||2 months ago|
|.gitignore||2 months ago|
|LICENSE||2 months ago|
|PartsLibrary.FCMacro||2 months ago|
|README.md||2 months ago|
This repository contains a library of Parts to be used in FreeCAD. It is maintained by the community of users of FreeCAD and is not part of the FreeCAD project, although it is made with the aim to be used as a repository of parts by FreeCAD in the future.
If you made some interesting objects with FreeCAD, why not share them here? Others might find them useful. The procedure is simple:
Each Part should be correctly named, and placed into subdirectories by family or type. They should also be available in both .FcStd and .stp formats, and optionally in .stl format (because github lets you visualize them). They should also be as simple as possible, and parametric so users can easily change their dimensions. In the file properties of each .FcStd file, the author should also be mentioned, and the license information if available.
Note: Please DO NOT use accented characters in your file names, thanks!!!
If you are interested in contributing to this library on a more long-term basis, please ask for write access to this repository on this FreeCAD forum thread: http://forum.freecadweb.org/viewtopic.php?f=19&t=4205
All Parts in this repository are licensed under CC-BY 3.0 http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/ Each Part is copyrighted by and should be attributed to its respective author(s). See commit details to find the authors of each Part.
If you are uploading parts to this repository, please make sure you are the author of the model, or otherwise that you have right to share it here under the CC-BY 3.0 license, and make sure the author is mentioned in the commit message.
As the library is part of the FreeCAD addons, the easiest way to install and keep the library updated is through the addons installer. But you can also install it manually:
The library is a simple container for FreeCAD (.fcstd) and STEP (.stp) files. You can download it anywhere and import its files in your FreeCAD projects. Inside the library, there is a FreeCAD macro (PartsLibrary.FCMacro) that you can place in your FreeCAD macros folder. That macro creates a browser window inside FreeCAD, from which you can easily add the parts by double-clicking them.
The macro also allows a couple of other possibilities, such as adding new objects, and sharing your objects with others. To share, you will need the python-git package installed on your computer, and an online git repository you have permission to write to. The easiest way to obtain that is using the “fork” button on top of this github page.
Once you have made your fork, you will get an URL from it, that you can use in the macro’s config dialog. After that, once you have saved your models to the library, you can push them to your online git repository, and, if you wish, make a pull request on this page to see your models integrated to the official library.