Variations Between Fixtures

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freecader2
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Variations Between Fixtures

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Hi,

I'm planning to make a lot of very similar parts with small variations on each one- think personalized name plates with all the same dimensions/art but different names on each one.

Is there any way to set up a job/operations so that certain operations are only used in certain fixtures? Or do you know another way I could make a lot of parts with small variations like that?

Thanks!
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Fixtures are specified at the job level. If you want different sets of operations per fixture, you should be creating multiple jobs.
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freecader2 wrote: Sat Nov 13, 2021 4:47 pm ... with all the same dimensions/art but different names on each one. ...(snip)
Is it possible that what is being asked for is the ability to create a library of stored fixture setups?

If such were available, the user could be offered to use one of two options:
  • "new", which would initiate the creation step, or
  • "presets", which would potentially offer a preview image including a visible LCS for the object placement (maybe even user-colored positionning faces), while creating the new job.
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eajmarceau wrote: Sat May 14, 2022 3:43 am
freecader2 wrote: Sat Nov 13, 2021 4:47 pm ... with all the same dimensions/art but different names on each one. ...(snip)
Is it possible that what is being asked for is the ability to create a library of stored fixture setups?
What is a 'fixture setup'?
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