saul wrote:I've now got to prepare some DXF files for a machinist who refuses to even look at the file in FreeCAD!
saul wrote:although each of the five sides is actually a regular shape, the fact that there are some 'throughall' holes and some 'blind' holes in four different surfaces of each side will lead to some confusion in the projections.
Maybe they can just feed DXF into there machine and the magic is performed for them with barely any input from the operative, I don't know.
I've now got to prepare some DXF files for a machinist who refuses to even look at the file in FreeCAD!
Walgri wrote:Hi,Maybe they can just feed DXF into there machine and the magic is performed for them with barely any input from the operative, I don't know.
Actually it may be just the opposite: machinists I know would love to see a clean 2d representation, with dimensions and tolerances, but won't even try to explore the entire 3d model, looking and taking note of hole placements, diameters, dephts et cetera. Let alone the freecad file format and the need to learn another application they may have never heard about before.
They would read a clear 2d drawing in minutes and then decide to go cnc or not, and in the first case they may easily decide to program the operations "by hand", or maybe through canned cycles of their cnc control.
saul wrote:As I need to try something to make some progress here I've exported one of the five sides of the box to STEP. It saves ok and I can re-open it except that all the pockets went flat upon re-opening. However, after pressing keys (pretty much at random) a separate image could be dragged away from the image which initially appeared. This second image had all the pocket information showing. I'm not sure if I could duplicate the process. Any idea what is going on in this situation?
saul wrote:ps. I can't attach the FCSTD here as it is 1.25 MB and there's a limit of 0.5MB on the forum. Here are some .jpgs of the project.