Redundant Model libraries?

seems to me that Solidworks has redundant libraries with having 3D content central and the subcription site model library. Though both have
different models they should combine them to one so that there isnt any jumping around. I think the 3D content site is organized quite well but seems to be lacking as a "library"
Larry
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Larry,
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
Seth

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