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|ID||Project||Category||View Status||Date Submitted||Last Update|
|0001558||File formats||Feature||public||2014-05-19 20:04||2019-08-11 17:03|
|Priority||normal||Severity||minor||Reproducibility||have not tried|
|Summary||0001558: Save CAD data as text (JSON) for version control|
|Description||This may be too drastic of a change, but it would be really great to be able to use Git, or some other text-based version control tool with CAD data.|
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||I just found out that the FreeCAD format is actually a compressed archive containing XML files. Maybe an option to load/save uncompressed would suffice.|
||Revision control is a long-term goal of the FreeCAD developers, see http://www.freecadweb.org/wiki/index.php?title=Assembly_project#Revision_control|
We save zip files, which contain different type of data.
What you could do is to extract the FCStd file to a directory and add the whole directory to your version control.
Putting everything into one text based file, (XML, JSON...) makes not much sense if we had to embed our BREP files.
We could try to use OCAF to get an XML representation of shapes.
||It seems that OCAF XML just includes she Shapes as CDATA|
Version control with git in a gitlab or github project repo would be a great feature to improve open hardware projects team members collaboration.
The most usefull feature would be to be able to see live versions & branches of the different parts designed in a project by the different project members.
That's a feature Onshape has implemented and a short demo is available there:
|2014-05-19 20:04||petebachant||New Issue|
|2014-05-19 21:02||petebachant||Note Added: 0004702|
|2014-05-22 01:33||normandc||Note Added: 0004720|
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|2014-09-22 13:24||shoogen||Note Added: 0005145|
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|2019-08-11 05:57||freelibre||Note Added: 0013410|
|2019-08-11 17:03||freelibre||Note Edited: 0013410||View Revisions|