FC v0.17dev: Part Design Next Usecases and Best practices

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Re: Part Design Next Usecases and Best practices

Postby DeepSOIC » Fri Apr 29, 2016 1:26 pm

It was quite hard to achieve before: corner of a cube.
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How to:
1. PartDesign New part, New Body
2. Additive box. Just click OK.
3. Datum plane. Use 'Plane by 3 points' attachment mode. The plane should slice off the wanted piece from the cube.
4. Create a sketch on the plane, draw a big rectangle...
5. ...and Pocket away the unneeded part of Box. Done :mrgreen:
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Re: Part Design Next Usecases and Best practices

Postby cox » Fri Apr 29, 2016 2:33 pm

DeepSOIC wrote:It was quite hard to achieve before: corner of a cube.

True, Thanks for the contribution :D
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Re: Part Design Next Usecases and Best practices

Postby DeepSOIC » Fri Apr 29, 2016 3:55 pm

By the way! What is this topic doing in Dev's corner? I think it should be moved to Help forum, and made sticky for a while :roll: Should I do it?
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Re: Part Design Next Usecases and Best practices

Postby Sawfish » Fri Apr 29, 2016 4:27 pm

Good idea, because it will probably take some time before the wiki is updated with 0.17, and there is also the question how the wiki should be organised supporting two different part workbenches.

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Re: Part Design Next Usecases and Best practices

Postby cox » Fri Apr 29, 2016 4:43 pm

Sure, good idea.

The reason I put it in Dev. corner was to not draw to much attention or rather differentiate between Stable and development. It is a rather big change after all.
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Re: FC v0.17dev: Part Design Next Usecases and Best practices

Postby cox » Sun May 01, 2016 6:32 pm

Groove on cylinder top

I guess one would either use support geometry or fuse one cylinder and a part:Design:Revolve in 0.16 PartDesign.

Parametric: You can change all cylinder properties, The groove is centred on the slope with a 1/4 slope length radius.

While playing with this I lost visibility of the construction plane, it would not toggle back to visible until i restarted FreeCAD.

I also discovered som strange behaviour while editing the sketch, While being in edit mode the auto-constraints suggested while drawing a horizontal line was vertical and visa versa. This switch also applied to manual constraints I made. If I applied a vertical constraint it became horizontal.

Will monitor for this behaviour and see if I can replicate.
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Re: FC v0.17dev: Part Design Next Usecases and Best practices

Postby cox » Sun May 01, 2016 7:19 pm

Pad and Pocket directly from a face.

This can be a huge time-saver, and the workflow is intuitive. It will probably take me some time to relearn this, as the sketch first approach has been etched in my brain.

Simply select a face and choose Pad or Pocket tool. :D

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Re: FC v0.17dev: Part Design Next Usecases and Best practices

Postby NormandC » Sun May 01, 2016 7:32 pm

Awesome find, cox. :)

I think it would be useful to be able to change the base face once the feature has been created.

One another thing I noticed: PD needs a refine shape feature. Using the one from the OpenSCAD workbench removes the feature from the Body and puts the refine feature at the same level as the body. So two more feature requests right there. :D
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Re: FC v0.17dev: Part Design Next Usecases and Best practices

Postby cox » Sun May 01, 2016 7:35 pm

I would like to credit the people involved in creating Part Design Next in the first post of this thread. A glaring omission on my part :oops:
@ickby, could you please list your partners in crime for me, so that I do not forget anybody. :D
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Re: FC v0.17dev: Part Design Next Usecases and Best practices

Postby NormandC » Sun May 01, 2016 7:40 pm

+1 !!! :)