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What's a "Default State"? (and why you should care)



  • Permanently deleted user
    Permanently deleted user

    The Default State is a very useful step to place your 3D Assets. I've learned as a best practice that it's better to hide objects you're currently not using in a step rather than deleting it entirely from Step Hierarchy.

    Like me at first, it may be first nature to delete an object from the Default State that you're not using in a current step. However if you need to go back or if you're continuing steps, you may need that asset later on! It's very cumbersome to bring that object back from the default state once it's been deleted, but if you hide it from the Object Properties you can easily reference it. Going forward I will always continue to use the Default State, but instead deleting objects I am not using in a step, I will hide them instead because I could eventually need them.

  • Brendan


    I am currently working on a project that uses multiple sequences; each sequence has several steps.
    For my use case, each sequence is referencing the same model in each default state. Does this mean that when downloading the project on the WorkLink app, it will have to download a model for each sequence or will there only be 1 model downloaded?

    I have 3 sequences that have a 3D Helicopter model loaded in their respective 'Default States'. Each sequence highlights different components of the helicopter, which is why they are separated by sequence. Does this mean that when the user downloads the project on the Worklink App, the download will include 3 separate models or just one?

    My main question is that if I have multiple default states with the same model, will this increase download size/time? I was trying to avoid one huge sequence with many unrelated steps.

  • Jared Paranych
    Jared Paranych

    Hi Brendan,

    If each sequence is using the same asset model then it will not increase the number of models being downloaded. It will added a small amount of information about the state of the objects which will added to the overall size of the download very similar to how having more steps will.

    An easy way to test this is to use the "download scenario" option from the file menu. Then duplicate your sequence a few times and download it again. You will notice the 2nd download is only a small increase in size from the first and not a multiple of the number of sequences duplicated.


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