Woodworking - getDimensions

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Woodworking - getDimensions

Postby dprojects » Mon Mar 06, 2017 6:07 pm

I created FreeCAD macro that gets chipboards dimensions to cut. This macro creates spreadsheet named "toCut" with all needed things to cut chipboards for your woodworking project.

Available at GitHub here: https://github.com/dprojects/getDimensions
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Re: Woodworking - getDimensions

Postby chrisb » Tue Mar 07, 2017 1:23 am

Good idea!
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Re: Woodworking - getDimensions

Postby jaisejames » Wed Mar 08, 2017 5:20 am

Nice One. Can you add cube array aslo?
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Re: Woodworking - getDimensions

Postby dprojects » Wed Mar 08, 2017 1:10 pm

jaisejames wrote:Nice One. Can you add cube array aslo?


I created this macro long time ago (I guess 1 year ago) but shared it now. I made several bookcases using this macro only with cubes. I found cubes the easiest way to design bookcases in FreeCAD. What do you mean exactly by cube arrays? How it will be useful in bookcase woodworking design? Any examples? You can group cubes in folders and this should work.

The biggest problem I see is that FreeCAD not allow for spreadsheet direct printing. This is kinda annoying because you have to deal with it a little bit manually in LibreOffice. Maybe someone write to FreeCAD to add spreadsheet direct printing?
FreeCAD macro to get chipboards dimensions to cut : https://github.com/dprojects/getDimensions
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Re: Woodworking - getDimensions

Postby Kunda1 » Wed Mar 08, 2017 1:43 pm

dprojects wrote:
jaisejames wrote:Nice One. Can you add cube array aslo?


I created this macro long time ago (I guess 1 year ago) but shared it now. I made several bookcases using this macro only with cubes. I found cubes the easiest way to design bookcases in FreeCAD. What do you mean exactly by cube arrays? How it will be useful in bookcase woodworking design? Any examples? You can group cubes in folders and this should work.

The biggest problem I see is that FreeCAD not allow for spreadsheet direct printing. This is kinda annoying because you have to deal with it a little bit manually in LibreOffice. Maybe someone write to FreeCAD to add spreadsheet direct printing?

you could open a feature request ticket on the tracker: http://freecadweb.org/tracker/
if you do: don't forget to link back to this thread
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Re: Woodworking - getDimensions

Postby Kunda1 » Wed Mar 08, 2017 1:44 pm

dprojects wrote:I created FreeCAD macro that gets chipboards dimensions to cut. This macro creates spreadsheet named "toCut" with all needed things to cut chipboards for your woodworking project.

Available at GitHub here: https://github.com/dprojects/getDimensions


Also feel free to submit your macro to https://github.com/FreeCAD/FreeCAD-macros
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Re: Woodworking - getDimensions

Postby Kunda1 » Wed Mar 08, 2017 1:58 pm

actually you can also mention it in a relevant forum thread like https://forum.freecadweb.org/viewtopic.php?f=22&t=20508
but you could be hijacking a thread. so the best way is to open a new thread as a feature request and then if there is consensus you can open a Feature Request ticket.
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Re: Woodworking - getDimensions

Postby dprojects » Wed Mar 08, 2017 2:29 pm

Kunda1 wrote:you could open a feature request ticket on the tracker: http://freecadweb.org/tracker/

I don't have account there, anyone has and can do that? Anyone know how to open ticket to be seen and take into consideration by FreeCAD?

Kunda1 wrote:Also feel free to submit your macro to https://github.com/FreeCAD/FreeCAD-macros

How to do it correctly? I guess I wrote year ago about (printing & my macro) to someone from FreeCAD but nobody answer.
FreeCAD macro to get chipboards dimensions to cut : https://github.com/dprojects/getDimensions
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Re: Woodworking - getDimensions

Postby Kunda1 » Wed Mar 08, 2017 4:49 pm

dprojects wrote:
Kunda1 wrote:you could open a feature request ticket on the tracker: http://freecadweb.org/tracker/

I don't have account there, anyone has and can do that? Anyone know how to open ticket to be seen and take into consideration by FreeCAD?

very simple, sign up for an account on the tracker, no biggie.

dprojects wrote:
Kunda1 wrote:Also feel free to submit your macro to https://github.com/FreeCAD/FreeCAD-macros

How to do it correctly? I guess I wrote year ago about (printing & my macro) to someone from FreeCAD but nobody answer.


We can ask some people who have commit access to that.
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Re: Woodworking - getDimensions

Postby dprojects » Wed Mar 08, 2017 8:20 pm

Kunda1 wrote:We can ask some people who have commit access to that.

That would be nice.

I've just opened ticket about direct printing here http://freecadweb.org/tracker/view.php?id=2957 (maybe someone notice that).
FreeCAD macro to get chipboards dimensions to cut : https://github.com/dprojects/getDimensions