1. Are the SW models programmed directly or do you import them in to FC? If importing is it the SW model or do you have to create another file ie STL.
FC will open native SW files, you must choose this in the file type drop down menu. It also allows you to choose the configuration of the part if there are mutliple to choose from
2. Are the FC programs associative with changes to the SW models? If so to what extent is it fully or is it restricted to some type of features.
To a limited degree, I have not found this function usefull as it often requires re-programming the part in FC
4. Can the FC program be saved with or associated with the SW model so that copied SW parts that have been modified need very little input to produce a new program?
I think this goes back to question #2?