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0002688FreeCADFeaturepublic2021-02-06 06:49
ReporterWilleman Assigned To 
PrioritynormalSeverityfeatureReproducibilityhave not tried
Status feedbackResolutionopen 
OSAll OS's 
Product Version0.16 
Target Version0.20 
Summary0002688: Model Presentation Workbench
DescriptionI have a request for a new feature (new workbench maybe?). I would call it 'presentation model workbench' or something.

This feature would enable a user to prepare a digital document of his/her design for presentation purposes to a client, such that when the client downloads the file and opens it, he/she will be able to navigate around- and into the object using the same navigation tools the user uses on FreeCAD while constructing it - as shown on page 31 of "A FreeCAD manual" compiled by Yorik van Havre - but without being able to tamper with the document or alter it in any way and without having to download the whole FreeCAD program to be able to view the presentation.

 It would also be nice if the client, like the user, can have access to the "The combo view" so as to enable him/her to switch the visibility of components on- and off to enable the client to strip the design layer by layer to be able to see what goes on on the inside.

This function could later on perhaps be expanded to include full rendered objects using raytracing etc. but for a start just being able to have a client navigate a basic solid- and/or mesh model would be very useful.

A comparable proprietary equivalent that comes to mind would be VoloView for AutoCAD.
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2016-09-04 18:53

administrator   ~0007302

It would be best to discuss that kind of idea on the forum instead of posting here... The chances to interest someone to this here on the tracker are very low


2017-05-01 23:44

administrator   ~0008845

@Willeman please open a thread in the forum a don bidirectionally link ticket <=> thread. Thx


2017-06-15 12:10

administrator   ~0009378

Opened forum thread:


2020-11-21 14:08

administrator   ~0015013

Last edited: 2020-11-21 14:08

Possible solutions exist for this already:

Off-topic but relevant is @microelly2's code that @HakanSeven12 is working on in the Trails WB


2022-03-03 13:55

administrator   ~0016498

This ticket has been migrated to GitHub as issue 5663.

Issue History

Date Modified Username Field Change
2016-09-04 08:21 Willeman New Issue
2016-09-04 18:53 yorik Note Added: 0007302
2017-02-02 21:24 Kunda1 Relationship added related to 0000005
2017-02-02 21:24 Kunda1 Relationship added related to 0002482
2017-02-04 10:48 Kunda1 Relationship added related to 0001095
2017-05-01 23:44 Kunda1 Status new => feedback
2017-05-01 23:44 Kunda1 Note Added: 0008845
2017-06-10 04:38 Kunda1 Tag Attached: #post-to-forum
2017-06-15 12:10 Kunda1 Note Added: 0009378
2017-06-15 12:10 Kunda1 Tag Detached: #post-to-forum
2020-11-21 14:08 Kunda1 Note Added: 0015013
2020-11-21 14:08 Kunda1 Note Edited: 0015013
2021-02-06 06:49 abdullah Target Version => 0.20