PartDesign Feature Request: multi face sketch extrudes

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Re: PartDesign Feature Request: multi face sketch extrudes

Postby triplus » Sat Mar 11, 2017 1:08 pm

Maybe a more direct question:

Why face shouldn't be created in Body? What are the downsides? Or it just comes down to the fact nobody has added the feature yet and there are basically no other fundamental issues involved?
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Re: PartDesign Feature Request: multi face sketch extrudes

Postby DeepSOIC » Sat Mar 11, 2017 2:25 pm

This leads to a question, why can't one add anything from other workbenches to bodies. If you think about it a bit further, out comes the equivalent of Part-o-magic's Module container :mrgreen:
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Re: PartDesign Feature Request: multi face sketch extrudes

Postby HoWil » Sun Mar 12, 2017 8:42 am

triplus wrote:Maybe a more direct question:

Why face shouldn't be created in Body? What are the downsides? Or it just comes down to the fact nobody has added the feature yet and there are basically no other fundamental issues involved?


+5 It would also make work easier for subdividing faces for FEM ... see e.g. https://forum.freecadweb.org/viewtopic. ... ts#p149467
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Re: PartDesign Feature Request: multi face sketch extrudes

Postby HoWil » Sun Mar 12, 2017 8:52 am

DeepSOIC wrote:This leads to a question, why can't one add anything from other workbenches to bodies. If you think about it a bit further, out comes the equivalent of Part-o-magic's Module container :mrgreen:


Yes you are right. Would love to see support for "boolean fragments" from Part-wb in PDN-wb!

The question left for me is ... are there any barriers to include sketches/faces and boolean fragments or other wb-stuff step-by-step in PDN-wb!
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Re: PartDesign Feature Request: multi face sketch extrudes

Postby triplus » Sun Mar 12, 2017 1:57 pm

I see. Therefore i am guessing at some point in the future this feature likely could be added. As on how it will be added. Some possible scenarios are:

  • Add ability to use Draft Upgrade tool on Sketch or any 2D geometry that is located in PartDesign Body directly.
  • Add a new PartDesign feature to create faces from 2D geometry in PartDesign Body.
  • Create new workbench and reimplement features from PartDesign NEXT by lifting current limitations.

Some real challenges ahead i guess. But i am guessing they are still resolvable one way or another. ;)
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Re: PartDesign Feature Request: multi face sketch extrudes

Postby kkremitzki » Sun Mar 12, 2017 4:33 pm

DeepSOIC wrote:This leads to a question, why can't one add anything from other workbenches to bodies. If you think about it a bit further, out comes the equivalent of Part-o-magic's Module container :mrgreen:

The idea here is to let the thing you're including in the container implement what the container needs using ickby's extensions, right? I have only started studying your Part-o-magic stuff.

P.S. Why the name Module? It is a very overloaded term already.
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Re: PartDesign Feature Request: multi face sketch extrudes

Postby DeepSOIC » Sun Mar 12, 2017 4:51 pm

kkremitzki wrote:P.S. Why the name Module? It is a very overloaded term already.
If you have better suggestion, throw one in here: https://forum.freecadweb.org/viewtopic.php?t=15869