Which part type

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Sometimes it is not that easy to identify the part type to choose. Here some hints:

Currently the following part types are valid:

  1. Part
      If parts placed in the \parts folder they have to be Parts.
  2. Part Alias
      If a Part only is a reference to another Part file because the real part occurs with two numbers then it is a Part Alias.
  3. Part Physical_Colour
      If a Part has complete fixed colors then it is a Part Physical_Colour. This is mainly introduced for interchangability with LDD.
  4. Primitive
      If parts placed in the \p folder they have to be Primitives.
  5. 48_Primitive
      If parts placed in the \p\48 folder they have to be 48_Primitives.
  6. Shortcut
      Shortcuts are special parts. Normal parts are made from quads, triangle, lines and subparts and should be shown in a viewer application as a solid piece. If a part is made from other parts (glued together for example) then the viewer application should treat the content of the file like a model with visible gaps if the user whishes that. So if at minimum two Parts referenced to then it has to be a Shortcut.
  7. Shortcut Alias
      explanation for Shortcut Alias to be added here.
  8. Shortcut Physical_Colour
      explanation for Shortcut Physical_Colour to be added here.
  9. Subpart
      If parts placed in the \s folder they have to be Subparts.

Better wording is always welcome.

--Mikeheide 11:15, 10 July 2011 (EDT)