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Re: subfiles in MPD files
November 11, 2012 10:31AM
Yup. I would thus regard the imposition of the OMR-prefix onto imported unofficial parts as a problem.

If the model-author creates their model (let's call it "12345 - my model") and needs to import the unofficial part "1000.dat" from the Parts Tracker, the current OMR specification requires that the part be called "12345 - 1000.dat" once imported into the .mpd.

Suppose now that "1000.dat" is released into the official parts-library, and the model-author decides that they want to remove their imported copy - perhaps because the official release is of superior quality to the pre-release version they had imported, or simply to reduce the size of the .mpd file. Once they've deleted the imported part, they will then have to go through every type-1 line which referenced it and change it to read "1000.dat".

If we drop the requirement for the OMR-prefix on imported parts then it is sufficient to delete the import - the next time the user loads their model, the viewer software will simply load the new official part "1000.dat".

To be clear: I have no issue with the OMR-prefix being required for sub-models in the file. I just do not see the need for it on imported parts/subparts/primitives, and its presence is something of a nuisance.

If we are keeping the requirement then the spec should be updated to make it clear that when you import an unofficial subpart or hi-res primitive, its name needs to be changed like this:

"s\1000s01.dat" --> "s\12345 - 1000s01.dat"

and not:

"s\1000s01.dat" --> "12345 - s\1000s01.dat"

As it is currently written the latter interpretation, while wrong, is what's implied by the language.
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