Discussion in 'Alibre Script' started by NateLiqGrav, Dec 22, 2019.
Is this possible to implement as a real tool on Alibre when it's ready?
Possible yes, but I don't know the probability.
I will have another private beta test next week. If anyone wants to join in please let me know in a private message conversation on these forums or email me:
I hope there will be some Alibre peoples reading this thread and giving you the possibility to start to bring it as a native tool...you have done so big work with it already.
Mika, the Alibre API allows production of Add-ons which can be linked to a button on the Add-ons ribbon or even have their own ribbon tab. You can find a few examples in the API section of forum.
Script uses the API, but is meant to be simpler to use/get started for those not having as much development experience - so scripts will typically be a little clunkier to launch, but you'll get access to things that may never be created as a full add-on. Alternatively, script might give a way to test out an idea, before putting in all the effort to produce an add-on.
So, if I'm using some tool via add-on, I do not need to see those codelines...just as in a scripts? If there will be fluently working Frame Builder Add-On, I'm ready to pay some to get it...
Exactly. I should have pointed you to the '3rd Party Add-ons' area, rather then the API section - for example
AlibreCAM and other integrated addons work via the API.
With a "Protected" Alibre Script program the user doesn't see any code either - but I will admit that there are a couple more steps to run it.
Ok everybody! Finally* a public beta. Please let me know what you think.
*Who knew a job and a newborn would take up so much time!?
Fantastic !!! Seems to work as intended,only tested on a simple design so far, but great work.
Coming from Inventor, the lack of any type of frame design tool in Alibre is a big issue in my line of work
(structural steel design). I hope this can can be incorporated into Alibre one day....
Glad to hear it!
On further testing I realise the members do not update, when ref model changes, is this something
you are planning to implement in the future?
Yes. In the help file:
Separate names with a comma.