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by pinniped
Wed Aug 07, 2013 10:28 am
Forum: Announcements & Features
Topic: Spreadsheet module
Replies: 117
Views: 33195

Re: Spreadsheet module

That's excellent. This will be extremely useful for people who have moderately complex parametric designs. I use SW and I always curse not being able to use a free spreadsheet to do some of my parametric tables.
by pinniped
Tue Aug 06, 2013 12:28 am
Forum: Help on using FreeCAD
Topic: C++ API and examples
Replies: 2
Views: 1410

Re: C++ API and examples

Thanks; that should keep me busy for a while. :)
by pinniped
Mon Aug 05, 2013 3:39 am
Forum: Part Design module development
Topic: Several parts from one sketch
Replies: 4
Views: 3360

Re: Several parts from one sketch

Another method is to store parameters in a key:value file which can be read by your modules. Of course to do the same thing when actually creating the parts, you can simply create your own variables and use the python console to set parameters to those variables. The next trick is to update everythi...
by pinniped
Sun Aug 04, 2013 12:53 am
Forum: Help on using FreeCAD
Topic: C++ API and examples
Replies: 2
Views: 1410

C++ API and examples

Hi folks, I'm interested in using FreeCAD to create mechanical models for electronic components via parametric models. Since no GUIs are needed at all and I'm a C/C++ programmer, I'd appreciate some hints on how to create/save a part using C++. I think a very bare example like the following would be...
by pinniped
Thu Aug 01, 2013 6:24 am
Forum: Install / Compile
Topic: Debian sid Build
Replies: 15
Views: 2321

Re: Debian sid Build

Thanks Joe, That deprecation error prevented me from building and I just didn't have time to look into it at all.
by pinniped
Thu Aug 01, 2013 6:22 am
Forum: Assembly
Topic: Big merge day
Replies: 40
Views: 9498

Re: Big merge day

Yes, please merge. I have been waiting for the Assembly module before I resume evaluating FreeCAD for some real work.
by pinniped
Tue Jul 30, 2013 11:54 pm
Forum: Open discussion
Topic: Wanted - Helper for Open-Source WilERK-Motor
Replies: 20
Views: 4244

Re: Wanted - Helper for Open-Source WilERK-Motor

Yes, the rainwater claim is definitely a perpetual motion claim. You will always need more energy to electrolyze the water than you would gain by burning the hydrogen and oxygen. There is no Big Oil Conspiracy to prevent the creation of oil-free motors. In fact, most 'oil-free' motors will contain s...
by pinniped
Sat Jan 05, 2013 9:41 pm
Forum: Users Showcase
Topic: FEM analysis discussion, z88, ElmerFEM
Replies: 7
Views: 3710

FEM analysis discussion, z88, ElmerFEM

That's a beautiful job kwahoo; the FEM stress analysis with Z88 looks good. Is the mesh really that coarse or does Z88 put in a cosmetic mesh?
by pinniped
Sat Jan 05, 2013 9:34 pm
Forum: Open discussion
Topic: Call for Opinions about our License
Replies: 51
Views: 5207

Re: Call for Opinions about our License

I think it may be OK if you specify GPLv2.0 ONLY as the Linux kernel does (technically that is still a change of license from "GPL2.0 or later"). Certainly with GPLv.3 the FSF went crazy over an extremely small minority of cases like TiVo; it is much more difficult to comply with GPLv.3 so a lot of ...
by pinniped
Thu Dec 13, 2012 8:23 pm
Forum: Developers corner
Topic: New user question
Replies: 7
Views: 916

Re: New user question

"... fix the sweep function to be able to deal with sharp edges ..." That's easy; if a maximum bend angle is exceeded you can use a minimum bend radius to calculate the path. The only issue with that is the swept object will no longer extend to the specified point. In an ideal workflow I think the u...

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