Default Datums

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RickW
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Default Datums

Postby RickW » Mon Nov 21, 2016 8:55 pm

When going into a new part, it would be nice to have default datums at XYZ 0
I tried to do one myself but it didn't seem to want to let me orient at 0.
In another CAD life I used them extensively.
I am really liking this program.

Rick
hatari
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Re: Default Datums

Postby hatari » Mon Nov 21, 2016 9:04 pm

RickW wrote:When going into a new part, it would be nice to have default datums at XYZ 0
I tried to do one myself but it didn't seem to want to let me orient at 0.
In another CAD life I used them extensively.
I am really liking this program.

Rick


For FreeCAD 0.16:
http://freecadweb.org/wiki/index.php?ti ... rkFeatures
The origin Tab may bring the desired results, as well as the Plane tab: Object(s) Center Planes

Edit: As far as I know, the issue is resolved in FC0.17
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RickW
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Re: Default Datums

Postby RickW » Tue Nov 22, 2016 2:33 pm

Thank you,
exactly what I was looking for.
I am running 17 with daily updates, but that tab is not there for me to pick. I will keep hunting.
What am I missing?

Rick
hatari
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Re: Default Datums

Postby hatari » Tue Nov 22, 2016 3:19 pm

RickW wrote:What am I missing?Rick

You have to crate a new Part, then the datums come by default (although they are hidden in the beginning).
RickW
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Re: Default Datums

Postby RickW » Tue Nov 22, 2016 3:32 pm

I didn't realize it was a macro, after you pointed me in the right direction I found it, got it loaded, thank you.
That should be included in the base program, its a great one.
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Re: Default Datums

Postby NormandC » Wed Nov 23, 2016 2:46 am

RickW wrote:That should be included in the base program, its a great one.

No, because as atari wrote, in FreeCAD 0.17 Part Design now has native default and custom datum geometry, all parametric (which WorkFeatures aren't, as far as I know).