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Re: CAD Challenge

Postby r-frank » Tue Jan 17, 2017 10:03 pm

sgrogan wrote:we can host them on the FreeCAD/Examples and link to them from the wiki


Yes, that is what i am thinking about.
Hosting at the FreeCAD/Examples-Github Project the files and a png with the draft view with draft diemsnions of the part and an STL-Version
of the part itself (Github can interactively display STL-files).
In the wiki the image plus a linkt for the file to github and some info aboutm the file (FC version, notes ...) could be displayed.

@sgrogan: would you mind inviting me on Github as collaborator for the FreeCAD/Examples-Project?
Then I would be able to do merges myself ...
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Re: CAD Challenge

Postby sgrogan » Tue Jan 17, 2017 10:11 pm

r-frank wrote:@sgrogan: would you mind inviting me on Github as collaborator for the FreeCAD/Examples-Project?
Then I would be able to do merges myself ...

Sure, let me see if I have the necessary permissions.
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Re: CAD Challenge

Postby sgrogan » Tue Jan 17, 2017 10:23 pm

sgrogan wrote:Sure, let me see if I have the necessary permissions.

We need Yorik, you need to be an admin if your and organization or team.
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Re: CAD Challenge

Postby nemesis » Fri Jan 20, 2017 2:15 pm

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.

That's a very good book.
I think a Usefull thing should be to have a correction proposal like this (with best looking)
1stExample1.png
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With a graph as a possible solution, and maybe the list of workbench used.
in this case part design Next only, and maybe a skill level.... which is something very hard to estimate from my point of view
[Is there a way to remove unused feature like body origin .... in GraphViz?]

I'm open to create some of those sheets, if interested
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Re: CAD Challenge

Postby chrisb » Fri Jan 20, 2017 4:21 pm

You may want to have a look at the DAG view as discussed here: viewtopic.php?f=9&t=15375. It has a far better integration into FreeCAD than the Graphviz tree.
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Re: CAD Challenge

Postby A_3 » Fri Jan 20, 2017 7:57 pm

@nemesis

All are free to join the project, according to their abilities, knowledge and time. Your proposal is excellent, and as chrisb say DAG is more elegant then GraphViz and takes up less space.

The version that I have post is completely unfinished. So let me add more technical drawings and make some order in paper, and from that point let's make workbook with material from other members who want to contribute.
Today I checked my old backup and found a large amount of documents which I will process and put in a workbook, in a few weeks or more (depends on my free time).
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Re: CAD Challenge

Postby nemesis » Sat Jan 21, 2017 8:34 am

chrisb wrote:You may want to have a look at the DAG view as discussed here: viewtopic.php?f=9&t=15375. It has a far better integration into FreeCAD than the Graphviz tree.

Didn't thought about it, thanks. It's cleaner than graphviz, and less messy sure.
In one hand, Graphviz shows clearly all the steps but is very messy with all the links the origins, in another hand DAG view is cleaner, but I'm not sure it's easier to read for a beginner.
That is also true, that for a complex model, both will be hard to read I guess.

A_3 wrote:The version that I have post is completely unfinished. So let me add more technical drawings and make some order in paper, and from that point let's make workbook with material from other members who want to contribute.

Maybe a GitBook or a github with a OpenOffice document and the freeCAD files should be a good idea?
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Re: CAD Challenge

Postby chrisb » Sat Jan 21, 2017 10:13 am

Before 0.17 the Graphviz dependency tree was perfect: Using only part design had to result in a single dependency line, using boolean operations from the Part WB made it a tree. With 0.17 things became much more complicated which I don't like at all because it is hard for me to see a clear picture behind it. However, I'm looking forward to see 0.17 coming, it has cool things.
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Re: CAD Challenge

Postby kkremitzki » Sat Jan 21, 2017 12:17 pm

nemesis wrote:
chrisb wrote:You may want to have a look at the DAG view as discussed here: viewtopic.php?f=9&t=15375. It has a far better integration into FreeCAD than the Graphviz tree.

Didn't thought about it, thanks. It's cleaner than graphviz, and less messy sure.
In one hand, Graphviz shows clearly all the steps but is very messy with all the links the origins, in another hand DAG view is cleaner, but I'm not sure it's easier to read for a beginner.
That is also true, that for a complex model, both will be hard to read I guess.

A_3 wrote:The version that I have post is completely unfinished. So let me add more technical drawings and make some order in paper, and from that point let's make workbook with material from other members who want to contribute.

Maybe a GitBook or a github with a OpenOffice document and the freeCAD files should be a good idea?

Just FYI, nowadays you should really use/recommend LibreOffice. It is the more developed fork after Oracle came in and bought Sun, and with it the rights to OpenOffice. Give it a try, I think you'll find it superior.
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Re: CAD Challenge

Postby A_3 » Sat Jan 21, 2017 8:42 pm

LibreOffice odt file was 1mb and could not be placed on forum. Posted file is assembled from multiple PDF pages joined together in one PDF file.

@nemesis
All these ideas are good, maybe something can be placed on the FC website to be available for download with the program and tutorials.