I agree to a degree. The 3D Content Central seems to be designed more with
standard supplier certified parts in mind, although they do have a user
library section. The user library is very similar to the subscription site
model library in that pretty much anything goes.
Clearly, most all of the models from the subscription site model library
could be put on the 3D Content Central site. They would have to re-design
the site a little to include a section for such things as API, Features,
Templates, etc. This shouldn't be that big of a deal.
Honestly, I do not like the 3D Content Central site for one MAJOR reason.
If I am going to download a file to use, I want to download it just as the
author created it. The 3D C.C. site strips everything from the original
file including features, custom properties, configurations, design tables,
lighting, document properties, material density, etc. They basically open
up as a new and featureless imported model. This sux.
The subscription site model library allows you to download a model just as
it was created. If the model has multiple configurations with part numbers
set-up for each, it will still contain all of that. If you need to modify
it by changing a number somewhere, simply alter the feature or sketch
appropriately. They are still there. You don't have to worry about
resetting a lot of things if it was modeled correctly to begin with.
I would just as soon see the re-organize the subscription site model library
a little, and move the parts from the 3D C.C. User Library to it. Leave the
3D C.C. site just for supplier certified parts. But still allow us to
download the original file if we want.
Just my $2.25
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