This question is mainly targetted towards @maui, but I’m sure others have their own take so please also answer.
Setting up FreeCAD for the novice is quite daunting. There are so many workbenches and macros (hereafter collectively referred to as plugins) available it is difficult to know which ones fit the task of using StepUP best (and also which ones are legacy that have been replaced with more modern plugins). So, if you would, please let us all know which plugins do you use in your typical workflow with StepUP, and what you use those plugins for in your workflow.
Thanx. Also, please mention which version of FreeCAD you currently use; stable 0.17 or development 0.18.