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llazaroff
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Applying for Epic MegaGrant

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I was wondering whether you (devs) thought about applying for Epic MegaGrant to aid and speed up the development of FreeCAD. I know that there has been one (FCGear) before, but that was 'only' part of the software (and I'm not entirely sure whether it's even inbuild into the FreeCAD or a separate addon). What I mean now is applying as entirity of FreeCAD.
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Re: Applying for Epic MegaGrant

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AFAIK, @looo represented himself and applied directly for the external FCgear workbench. It would be good to know what parameters are necessary for FC to apply as a whole? And what would we target development-wise, if so
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Re: Applying for Epic MegaGrant

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It would be good to know what parameters are necessary for FC to apply as a whole?
Everything required for application can be found at: https://www.unrealengine.com/en-US/megagrants , but to summarize:
project build, video, description, next steps in development, whether you (FC) are requesting specific amount of money and if so, and it exceeds 25 000 USD what its supposed to be used on
And what would we target development-wise, if so
As I don't have (necessary) in depth knowledge of the project I won't make any suggestions. However, to ensure acceleration in growth and adoption of FC I recommend hiring multiple full time devs. (somebody from current contributors / devs if possible)
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Re: Applying for Epic MegaGrant

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Just give all the money to realthunder :)
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GAZ082 wrote: Sat May 14, 2022 6:22 pm Just give all the money to realthunder :)
Hmm... :roll:
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Re: Applying for Epic MegaGrant

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As a brand new user some random observations

*Collaborating with others on FreeCAD designs is not super easy.
- Something like an 'official' version of https://justyour.parts/ on a fast server somewhere with annotation/collaboration tools would be awesome.
- Improving the aesthetics of the WebGL export would help showcase FreeCAD
- An upgrade of this forum software to https://www.discourse.org/[url][/url] would have improved my experience
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Re: Applying for Epic MegaGrant

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Any news from Main Devs on this topic?
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