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CAD Challenge

Postby gsegura96 » Sun Jan 15, 2017 10:17 pm

Hi!
I've been using FreeCAD for about 2 years, but mainly for laser cut projects and I wanted to test it with more complex designs. I'm really satisfied with the results.

These models were created for the Reddit CAD Challenge https://www.reddit.com/r/cad/
I'm using FreeCAD 0.17 compiled from GitHub, so I've used all the new features of the Part Design workbench to create them. They could work as a reference for someone trying to learn medium-advanced skills on FreeCAD.

The files can be found at my GitHub https://github.com/gsegura96/CAD-Callenge
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Re: CAD Challenge

Postby bejant » Mon Jan 16, 2017 4:10 pm

Hi gsegura96, I see this is your first post (and quite a nice one), so welcome here! In looking at your images the models look nicely done!
gsegura96 wrote:These models were created for the Reddit CAD Challenge https://www.reddit.com/r/cad/

For anyone who doesn't want to wade through all the forum topics:

CAD Challenge 12 is here. (Design a wheel and model a tire for a Tesla automobile.)

CAD Challenge 11 is here; it's from ten days ago and the images are below.

Beginner:
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Intermediate:
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Advanced:
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gsegura96 wrote:I'm using FreeCAD 0.17 compiled from GitHub, so I've used all the new features of the Part Design workbench to create them. They could work as a reference for someone trying to learn medium-advanced skills on FreeCAD.

The would serve nicely as tutorials (I think 0.16 would do too); I'm a little tempted to make a video of the modelling process. Creating a 2d drawing from the 3D model using Tech Draw would be nice to include.

Thanks for sharing!
My Part Design tutorials on YouTube (aimed at beginners).
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Re: CAD Challenge

Postby ppemawm » Mon Jan 16, 2017 4:23 pm

gsegura96 wrote:I wanted to test it with more complex designs. I'm really satisfied with the results.


Thanks for your testimonial. It should help to encourage new users that it is definitely worth investing the time to become this proficient.
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Re: CAD Challenge

Postby r-frank » Mon Jan 16, 2017 7:49 pm

Interesting Links, thanks for sharing.
Also nice models, great work ...

I am thinking of adding some sort of isometric-FreeCAD-Parts-Gallery to the Wiki-Tutorials (?) with images, and sample parts.
Here are my first two attempts:
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Re: CAD Challenge

Postby A_3 » Mon Jan 16, 2017 9:15 pm

This is something I'm working in my free time, a document (fcd2p.pdf) with technical drawings-examples for practice. I hope that this will help begginers to get familiar with FreeCAD.

Notice: This is not the final version.Probably there are some errors that I will remove the future( there is one missing E :evil: ), or I'll add more complex drawings. Until then enjoy in practice with current version.
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Re: CAD Challenge

Postby kkremitzki » Tue Jan 17, 2017 9:30 am

A_3 wrote:This is something I'm working in my free time, a document (fcd2p.pdf) with technical drawings-examples for practice. I hope that this will help begginers to get familiar with FreeCAD.

Notice: This is not the final version.Probably there are some errors that I will remove the future( there is one missing E :evil: ), or I'll add more complex drawings. Until then enjoy in practice with current version.


This is a seriously awesome resource! It's basically an open source workbook for FreeCAD!

It reminds me of something I saw in the Open Source Ecology wiki, instructions on how to take a "FreeCAD test" which involve recording one's desktop as some object is created, and then using Kdenlive to speed up the video into something that quickly shows how you create the object.

It looks like Kdenlive is cross-platform, although RecordMyDesktop appears to be Linux only. Still, there's an opportunity here: instructions could be included for basically self-submitting proof of work for this workbook onto Youtube, helping create even more educational content and raising the profile of FreeCAD.

What do you think? Do you plan on putting up a Github repo for the workbook?
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Re: CAD Challenge

Postby yorik » Tue Jan 17, 2017 1:14 pm

This is VERY nice A_3!
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Re: CAD Challenge

Postby easyw-fc » Tue Jan 17, 2017 1:39 pm

A_3 wrote:This is something I'm working in my free time, a document (fcd2p.pdf) with technical drawings-examples for practice.

Very Nice! +1
PS put year 2017 which it is very up to date ;)
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Re: CAD Challenge

Postby A_3 » Tue Jan 17, 2017 8:40 pm

@ kkremitzki

Thanks. The next version will be probably set in a repo or some "drive".

@yorik

Thanks, I'm glad you like it.

@easyw-fc

Thanks, new version will be up to date with 2017on cover page. :)
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Re: CAD Challenge

Postby sgrogan » Tue Jan 17, 2017 9:46 pm

r-frank wrote:Interesting Links, thanks for sharing.
Also nice models, great work ...

I am thinking of adding some sort of isometric-FreeCAD-Parts-Gallery to the Wiki-Tutorials (?) with images, and sample parts.

I like this idea. Maybe FreeCAD Exercises. All the examples in this post would be a natural follow on to the Basic_Part_Design_Tutorial
For me this is a good way of learning, follow along with detailed instructions, then do the problems at the end of the chapter (back when there were text books). If there were example files we can host them on the FreeCAD/Examples and link to them from the wiki.