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by chris s
Thu Jan 17, 2019 11:43 am
Forum: Help on using FreeCAD
Topic: Editing Problems
Replies: 3
Views: 137

Re: Editing Problems

Thanks. I will look into that. I dont yet have the tree structure facility, but I know about it, just not sure how to install it.
by chris s
Thu Jan 17, 2019 10:21 am
Forum: Help on using FreeCAD
Topic: Editing Problems
Replies: 3
Views: 137

Editing Problems

I am ok building parts in Freecad but I struggle when editing parts. I often get an error that I cant understand or fix. For exmaple yesterday I tried to remove a pocket and an unrelated pocket became detached. Is there a video or something that would help me better understand the editing process?
by chris s
Fri Jan 11, 2019 12:20 pm
Forum: Help on using FreeCAD
Topic: Draw Style As Is and Wireframe
Replies: 1
Views: 104

Draw Style As Is and Wireframe

I am used to seeing either "As Is" OR "Wireframe", but somehow when I now select As Is, I get both and I cant get rid of the wireframe view which is confusing!

Sorry if this is a newbie error!
by chris s
Tue May 08, 2018 9:34 pm
Forum: Help on using FreeCAD
Topic: Polar pattern?
Replies: 3
Views: 169

Polar pattern?

I have a part which I want to replicate as a polar pattern, but as it is not a feature on a part I cant use the polar pattern feature or can I? The part profile was sketched in the YZ plane, then made into a pad. Then I want to replicate it 8 times around the Z axis but cannot find any way to do it.
by chris s
Tue Feb 27, 2018 6:05 pm
Forum: Help on using FreeCAD
Topic: Attaching sketch to face
Replies: 7
Views: 929

Re: Attaching sketch to face

Thanks guys, Sketcher External works a treat. Selected the vertices and placed my sketch onto them. Then used Revolve to add my extra part and then fused them. Made a double helix by copying and rotating. This will be a cutout inside a tube to form an internal jacking thread that works over approx 1...
by chris s
Mon Feb 26, 2018 8:16 pm
Forum: Help on using FreeCAD
Topic: Attaching sketch to face
Replies: 7
Views: 929

Re: Attaching sketch to face

0.16 Rev 6712. File attached.
by chris s
Mon Feb 26, 2018 7:08 pm
Forum: Help on using FreeCAD
Topic: Attaching sketch to face
Replies: 7
Views: 929

Attaching sketch to face

I want to pick up on the end face of a swept object and sweep it with a new path. But the end of the object is not a sketch so how can I convert it to a sketch? Or, I can generate a new sketch to copy the face but I cant find a way of picking up on the existing points.

I hope I made that clear.
by chris s
Tue Jan 23, 2018 9:30 am
Forum: Help on using FreeCAD
Topic: Difficulty Aligning Parts
Replies: 5
Views: 465

Re: Difficulty Aligning Parts

Thank you. I dont have that WB available on mine (0.16 R6706). But I would like to know why the draft move doesn't work in my application. I made an effort to learn it and it fell at the first fence so to speak. Disappointing, and not good for the ego!
by chris s
Mon Jan 22, 2018 7:28 pm
Forum: Help on using FreeCAD
Topic: Difficulty Aligning Parts
Replies: 5
Views: 465

Difficulty Aligning Parts

I have created two shapes, one is a 45 deg pipe bend, made using sweep of two shapes then cut. Another is a trumpet (ram pipe) using a profile rotated around axis. The idea was to then align the trumpet to the 45 deg face by moving the trumpet to make one assembly . But I could not find a way to ali...
by chris s
Thu Jan 11, 2018 5:14 pm
Forum: Help on using FreeCAD
Topic: Best way to build complex part
Replies: 8
Views: 440

Re: Best way to build complex part

Great thanks, I needed that clarity of thinking. Not used mirror before so will add that to my experience.

Just one more thing I have problems with is editing. For example how would be best to change the length of the flange?

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