Tutorials for Part Design Beginners

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Re: Tutorials for Part Design Beginners

Postby NormandC » Fri Oct 17, 2014 11:16 pm

Hey Mark,

Cool! I'll have a look at it later, but I suggest you use the TutorialInfo template I created and used on my still unfinished Simple Box Cover tutorial.
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Re: Tutorials for Part Design Beginners

Postby quick61 » Fri Oct 17, 2014 11:33 pm

normandc wrote:Hey Mark,

Cool! I'll have a look at it later, but I suggest you use the TutorialInfo template I created and used on my still unfinished Simple Box Cover tutorial.


Yea, I was looking for that, not your tut, but what it was that moved the index and stuff to the side. Thanks! Next look, let me know if I got that template right.

Mark

Edit - I just went back and used the template on my other tutorial, Drawing Template HowTo, so at least my two tut's are conforming to the new standard. :geek:
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Re: Tutorials for Part Design Beginners

Postby tahrenholz » Mon Feb 20, 2017 9:37 pm

Mark,

I'm checking out freeCAD and I just went through the tutorial you mention here. I found it very helpful and got almost all the way through without issue.

I ran into trouble on the last step, creating a pocket. After sketching the rectangle, I click the pocket tool and get the message "please create a sketch or 2D object first. It must have a support face on a solid." Can you help me understand what's going on here?

Tim
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Re: Tutorials for Part Design Beginners

Postby r-frank » Mon Feb 20, 2017 10:16 pm

tahrenholz wrote: Can you help me understand what's going on here?


Hello Tim.

Welcome to FreeCAD and the forum.
Which version of FreeCAD are you using ? On which Operating System ?
Read here how to obtain and provide this info.

I am asking because your description sounds like you are running 0.16.6704 which had several bugs and one of them was
a behaviour like you describe. In that case I would recommend de-installing , and downloading and installing of 0.16.6706.

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Re: Tutorials for Part Design Beginners

Postby tahrenholz » Mon Feb 20, 2017 10:24 pm

Roland,

Just installed today. So 16.6706 on Windows 10 64 bit. I started a new project and had the same problem trying to pad a simple figure. But after closing FreeCAD and starting again I no longer have a problem!
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Re: Tutorials for Part Design Beginners

Postby r-frank » Wed Mar 01, 2017 3:00 pm

FYI

I created the part in 0.16.6706 (including draft dimensions), uploaded it to the github-FreeCAD-Examples-Repo
and added a download-link in the tutorial if someone gets stuck and wants to have a look at the completed file ...
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