clive wrote:We already have a forum for QCAD part libraries,I suppose the templates,library items should be in there - I`ll work on that.
Thank you !
clive wrote:As for sample drawings, projects etc. - for now the 'Tips and Tutorial' platform is being used, however I agree it will need a bit of sorting out as it expands. I know Andrew has some ideas on this - in that a section on the main website might be created to incorporate some 'Tips and Tutorials, and yes it would be good to clarify where to post/set up a new thread for sample drawings and projects -maybe a gallery area? is this what you mean here for the sample drawings/projects?
Yep, something like a gallery would be great. Here are my thoughts: If we have a good organized gallery (with the right description and Meta Tags to the items) we could bring (hopefully) more customer to the QCAD Website. My personal experience is that I'm lazy enough to check first the Internet for anything what I can use in my projects. Most of the time it is much easier to modifier something what I have found instead of designing it new from the first line on. Oops .... is that not the basic principle of a computer? However - I know that I'm not the only lazy guy on this world and I'm sure that other lazy guys will appreciate a good source of free (or maybe also for sell?) dxf files. And if I'm already on a good CAD Website maybe I'm also interested to buy this fabulous QCAD Program ....
Many individuals are trying to provide Library's on websites - but have you ever found a really good one? If yes the QCAD Forum shout link them
My thoughts to the QCAD Library provided from QCAD.
It is nice to have many many Library items - but quantity means not (Work) Quality. If we split the Library from QCAD and provide a single download (with preview) for each department it would be much easier to create a customized Library for each customer. Maybe a good start for a gallery .....
clive wrote: I suppose we need to be careful as not to fill up the forum with lots of user submitted sample drawings/projects! What would be the purpose of this? - please clarify here.
Counter question: What is the purpose of posting drawings for Bug Houses, Celtic knots, Radiator Cover screen, card stock lantern etc.
I can't see the purpose to doing that because I don't need that. But on the other hand: What is if somebody likes to built a ventilated Bug House with Cover screens what has a pattern designed like Keltic knots illuminated by a card stock lantern .... he/she will be more than happy that "clive" already posted that.
Well, how carefully could you be with drawings? Based on what will you decide which is a good sample drawing/project and which not. I thing here is just one possible answer to providing space for sample drawings/projects. YES or NO!