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by hajduk
Mon Feb 08, 2021 4:00 pm
Forum: Help on using FreeCAD
Topic: turn STEP geometry into BODY - coordinate system "wrong"
Replies: 8
Views: 507

Re: turn STEP geometry into BODY - coordinate system "wrong"

Have you attempted to put the STEP imported geometry in a Part WB Compound before dragging it into a Body? Maybe I need to read the step file to see what's in there. Cheers, Martin So, finally after looking through the STEP file (comes from Solidworks), I cannot find a central location where the lo...
by hajduk
Sun Feb 07, 2021 9:51 am
Forum: Help on using FreeCAD
Topic: turn STEP geometry into BODY - coordinate system "wrong"
Replies: 8
Views: 507

Re: turn STEP geometry into BODY - coordinate system "wrong"

Have you attempted to put the STEP imported geometry in a Part WB Compound before dragging it into a Body? Dear Dr.Macro, so, I tried different ways - putting the STEP geometry into a Part WB Compound, too. If I do this, the same happens - the geometry flips into a different position. It seems to m...
by hajduk
Tue Feb 02, 2021 5:18 pm
Forum: Help on using FreeCAD
Topic: turn STEP geometry into BODY - coordinate system "wrong"
Replies: 8
Views: 507

Re: turn STEP geometry into BODY - coordinate system "wrong"

Did you read the what is in the link in the big pink banner? PinkBanner.png Have you attempted to put the STEP imported geometry in a Part WB Compound before dragging it into a Body? Dear Dr. Macro, apparently I have not read it completely. So now I did and here is the copy/paste info: OS: macOS 10...
by hajduk
Tue Feb 02, 2021 2:34 pm
Forum: Help on using FreeCAD
Topic: turn STEP geometry into BODY - coordinate system "wrong"
Replies: 8
Views: 507

Re: turn STEP geometry into BODY - coordinate system "wrong"

I'll assume you are using 0.19, you didn't provide you info (as requested in the big pink bar at the top of the forum page) Can you provide a step file that exhibits this behavior? Does this only happen when you've used the step to create a BaseFeature, then use the Body in an assembly? Which, if a...
by hajduk
Tue Feb 02, 2021 12:39 pm
Forum: Help on using FreeCAD
Topic: turn STEP geometry into BODY - coordinate system "wrong"
Replies: 8
Views: 507

Re: turn STEP geometry into BODY - coordinate system "wrong"

thomas-neemann wrote:
Tue Feb 02, 2021 11:27 am
hajduk wrote:
Tue Feb 02, 2021 11:20 am
When I made this video, the parts are always slipped. in the video you can see a way how it is avoided.


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Thanks, Thomas!

But this seems rather complicated to me.
I thought there was a simpler way.
by hajduk
Tue Feb 02, 2021 11:20 am
Forum: Help on using FreeCAD
Topic: turn STEP geometry into BODY - coordinate system "wrong"
Replies: 8
Views: 507

turn STEP geometry into BODY - coordinate system "wrong"

Dear Freecad users, since I have been able to turn STEP geometry into usable matter in FreeCAD (bodies), it has been a big help for me. One things bugs me nearly all the time with assemblies, though: often after conversion to a body, the coordinate system changes such that the newly created body is ...
by hajduk
Wed Mar 04, 2020 7:46 pm
Forum: Help on using FreeCAD
Topic: STEP output different from FreeCAD part
Replies: 6
Views: 274

Re: STEP output different from FreeCAD part

Concerning your first issue: You most probably selected a previous and not the final feature for export. I selected the body in the tree, selecting the whole thing. With "previous version" appearing I meant that things appeared that were wrong and which I corrected before exporting the STEP. But ap...
by hajduk
Wed Mar 04, 2020 4:15 pm
Forum: Help on using FreeCAD
Topic: STEP output different from FreeCAD part
Replies: 6
Views: 274

Re: STEP output different from FreeCAD part

drmacro wrote:
Wed Mar 04, 2020 3:38 pm
If you could add the FreeCAD file to this post, others could have a look.

;)
This is very nice, thank you!

I just found (an initially) little error, but trying to fix it is propagating through the whole model.
Well...
by hajduk
Wed Mar 04, 2020 4:14 pm
Forum: Help on using FreeCAD
Topic: STEP output different from FreeCAD part
Replies: 6
Views: 274

Re: STEP output different from FreeCAD part

OK, so looking through the model, I found some errors in a different body - and now it's going havoc through the whole of the body's and features. Once one reference (external geometry, other features and edges) is broken, there is no holding back in FreeCAD... I try to save the model, but might as ...
by hajduk
Wed Mar 04, 2020 3:14 pm
Forum: Help on using FreeCAD
Topic: STEP output different from FreeCAD part
Replies: 6
Views: 274

STEP output different from FreeCAD part

Dear FreeCad users, I am not a FreeCad expert, so maybe I completely overlook something. There is a model which I made - to be printed in 3D - where I needed explicitly the thread to be modelled. So I used the fastener module to form a screw and did a boolean cut operation. It worked well two times,...

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