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fs.place - a marketplace for FeatureScript

Caden_ArmstrongCaden_Armstrong Member Posts: 65 PRO
edited June 17 in FeatureScript

Introducing fs.place - a marketplace for FeatureScripts and Onshape designs!

fs.place allows users to easily search and purchase high quality Features. All listings are required to include a description and public demo document. This ensures that all fs.place users can see the feature in action without needing to guess. We also encourage all authors to include detailed documentation with their features and demos.

We want developers to be incentivized to write and share high quality features that solve real problems. fs.place allows users to sell access to their features. Authors can either sell features with their included source code, or obfuscate their features.

How fs.place works is pretty simple: when you purchase a feature, the private document containing the feature is automatically shared with you. Simply add the feature to your toolbar to gain access to it and start using it. For enterprise users, Feature authors can offer an enterprise price. Enterprise purchases duplicate the source document, and transfer ownership to the purchaser, who can then transfer the document into their enterprise.

Because fs.place is simply sharing access to an Onshape document, authors can also share designs, such as parts, assemblies, and drawings.

We are now in open beta, anyone can join and start using fs.place. If you have any questions or issues, don’t hesitate to reach out either to me directly, or info@fs.place


www.smartbenchsoftware.com --- fs.place --- Renaissance
Custom FeatureScript and Onshape Integrated Applications

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    S1monS1mon Member Posts: 2,565 PRO
    Hmmm. The links to fs.place and smartbenchsofteare in this post aren't working. I was able to edit them to get to the site.


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    Caden_ArmstrongCaden_Armstrong Member Posts: 65 PRO
    @S1mon
    Thanks for pointing it out. Should be fixed now, the forum link tool was removing the href from the tag.
    www.smartbenchsoftware.com --- fs.place --- Renaissance
    Custom FeatureScript and Onshape Integrated Applications
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    rafael_telgmannrafael_telgmann Member Posts: 69 ✭✭
    I hope the library will grow quickly. Searching for FS in Onshape is a pain.
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    MichaelPascoeMichaelPascoe Member Posts: 1,778 PRO
    edited June 17

    Legit work @Caden_Armstrong! Features AND designs!!
    Onshape has needed a Feature Store for a while now. I know there are at least 31 other users who will love this tool too.


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    martin_kopplowmartin_kopplow Member Posts: 393 PRO
    edited June 18
    Great work! 
    Now I wonder how all the usefuls FS already out there would make their way into this place?
    I wonder why Onshape hasn't created this already. If it was an OS integrated place, publishing a FS could be made to directly put it into an accessible searchable collection, but they're obviously giving away an important asset by not implemeting it.


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    Ste_WilsonSte_Wilson Member Posts: 261 EDU
    edited June 18
    Looks good, I can see my FS list ballooning!

    I thought I could put up a public Onshape Doc as a design (for free) for the F1 in Schools competition, but it says My Source code and demo links need to be different.

    I'm not sure what to do, or am I missing the mark on the kind of content you are looking for?
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    Caden_ArmstrongCaden_Armstrong Member Posts: 65 PRO
    @Ste_Wilson We'll look into it (this is why we're in beta). The intent was that paid listings need a public and non-public URL.
    Until its fixed I think you can just have one tab as the demo and a different tab in the same document as the source code?
    That document is certainly welcome!

    @martin_kopplow - Getting people to add their features is certainly going to be a challenge, especially some of the legacy ones that might not be maintained anymore. At the very least I wanted to encourage new development of high quality features that solve real industry problems. The kinds of features that only get made by professional developers like me, but stay private because they were made for a specific client. 
    www.smartbenchsoftware.com --- fs.place --- Renaissance
    Custom FeatureScript and Onshape Integrated Applications
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    Ste_WilsonSte_Wilson Member Posts: 261 EDU
    edited June 18
    @Caden_Armstrong
    That got it, however, I've been foiled by my company's firewall! (At least I assume that's what it is)

    I'll try from home later.

    502 - Web server received an invalid response while acting as a gateway or proxy server.

    There is a problem with the page you are looking for, and it cannot be displayed. When the Web server (while acting as a gateway or proxy) contacted the upstream content server, it received an invalid response from the content server.

    Done!

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    MichaelPascoeMichaelPascoe Member Posts: 1,778 PRO

    Something that would be neat, is if users could subscribe to fs.place to get notified when new features are added to the store. Also if they could choose to subscribe to all or only specific content creators.


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    Ste_WilsonSte_Wilson Member Posts: 261 EDU
    Also on the wishlist, views/ uses.
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    Caden_ArmstrongCaden_Armstrong Member Posts: 65 PRO
    Great ideas, we'll put them in the todo list of improvements.
    Our current priority is to just get the marketplace full of great features.
    www.smartbenchsoftware.com --- fs.place --- Renaissance
    Custom FeatureScript and Onshape Integrated Applications
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