CI/CD pipelines usually have at most two types of artifacts. Primarily it will be the program, (an executable, web-app static files etc), and also often test reports. If the process is a bit more exotic it might have a couple other outputs. CodeCAD however, has a multitude of different types of artifacts that can be produced.
- The 3d files is obviously the primary output.
- Test reports would be the same too but with some subtleties.
- Images/renders reproduced each merge would allow reports or webpages to stay up today with the latest model
- Bill of materials (BOM)
- GCODE or similar artifacts used for manufacture
The good news is much of this could be setup today with a pipeline. Similar to 3d diffs they are why we're excited to build a github integration with CadHub so that we can make producing these artifacts easy. One simple example beyond 3d-files is the renders. Putting nice renders of your project in your readme that automatically stay up-to-date brings a level of professionalism. Two good examples of projects that already do this are: