The rest of this week the Q&A sessions were not very busy - as you can tell from the number of questions below. I hope it's because everyone is working heads-down on their product to finish them by the end of the hackathon. :)
Here are the questions and Brian's answers to them:
Q: Is there an ExportManager? - i.e. the same thing as ImportManager, but for exporting
A: Yes, the API supports the same capabilities as the UI for exporting the design, or portions of the design in different formats.
Q: Is it possible to Export documents without having to individually open each one?
A: A document has to be open in order to export it.
Q: When is the next update (release)?
A: The new major update is currently planned for November.
Q: Where can we find the list of static functions in F360 webpage?
A: There isn’t a complete list of all static functions, but the “Syntax” portion of each function in the API help indicates if it is a static function or not.
Q: Any status bar to put a message in?
A: Fusion doesn’t support a status bar, but there are plans to expose a progress dialog.
Q: What are these transient Line2D and Line3D and Arc2D things used for?
A: Transient geometry is used in several ways with the primary use being able to query the shape of an existing model. An edge of a solid can be any shape and the geometry property of the BRepEdge object will return one of the transient geometry objects that describes the shape of the face. For example, it can return a Plane, Cylinder, etc.
The 2D transient geometry is also used in querying existing geometry but is used to return information back in the parameter space of a surface. This isn’t commonly used by most applications. Because sketches in Fusion are always 3D, 2D geometry is not used for sketches.
Q: How do I put up a wait cursor?
A: It’s not currently possible to display a wait cursor.