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by prof7bit
Sun Jul 30, 2017 8:17 am
Forum: Announcements & Features
Topic: Transform utility gets an upgrade in 0.17
Replies: 24
Views: 8079

Re: Transform utility gets an upgrade in 0.17

Next you wondered how the heck to get out from this mode. (Hint: right-click on the shape label in the tree and choose "Finish editing"). This does not work when accidentally invoking this tool on a part design object: The "finish editing" can be clicked once, then this menu item disappears, but th...
by prof7bit
Sat Jul 29, 2017 12:41 pm
Forum: Help on using FreeCAD
Topic: [0.17] recommended strategy for modeling parts that need to be fitted to other existing objects?
Replies: 4
Views: 443

Re: [0.17] recommended strategy for modeling parts that need to be fitted to other existing objects?

After playing around a bit with trying to fix the positions of datum planes with the help of sketches (and finally found a way that seems not overly complicated) I think for this specific problem I'm going to use the recommendation of master sketches and use these sketches to define datum planes for...
by prof7bit
Thu Jul 27, 2017 5:36 pm
Forum: Python scripting and macros
Topic: Part-o-magic: Active Part/Body reinvented
Replies: 31
Views: 7791

Re: Part-o-magic: Active Part/Body reinvented

DeepSOIC wrote:
Sun May 22, 2016 2:35 pm
* It's merely a GUI tool. It can be thrown away at any moment without any impact on projects created with it.
After uninstalling a lot of things are invisible and cannot be made visible again :-(
by prof7bit
Wed Jul 26, 2017 7:55 pm
Forum: Help on using FreeCAD
Topic: [0.17] recommended strategy for modeling parts that need to be fitted to other existing objects?
Replies: 4
Views: 443

[0.17] recommended strategy for modeling parts that need to be fitted to other existing objects?

I want to model a fan holder/duct for a cooling fan for my 3d printer. It has to fit to the fan, to the extruder mounting plate, have the right distance to the nozzle, not touch the heating block, not obstruct the cables and stay a certain height above the bed. What is the best strategy to make sure...
by prof7bit
Thu Jul 06, 2017 9:05 pm
Forum: Help on using FreeCAD
Topic: [0.17] Using expressions for datum plane angles
Replies: 2
Views: 424

Re: [0.17] Using expressions for datum plane angles

DeepSOIC wrote:
Thu Jul 06, 2017 8:55 pm
you can set an expression to superPlacement's Angle property
Great, this works perfectly. Thank you!

I don't know why it did not come to my mind to try entering it in the properties pane instead of the dialog.
by prof7bit
Thu Jul 06, 2017 6:53 pm
Forum: Help on using FreeCAD
Topic: [0.17] Using expressions for datum plane angles
Replies: 2
Views: 424

[0.17] Using expressions for datum plane angles

I am currently trying to arrange some datum planes, lines and points for a part to get all my dimensions and distances correct and still be able to tweak parameters afterwards with the help of the spreadsheet feature and expressions but unfortunately I cannot figure out how to make the roll angle of...
by prof7bit
Wed Jul 05, 2017 5:20 pm
Forum: Help on using FreeCAD
Topic: [0.17] sketch rotation might contain a bug
Replies: 6
Views: 624

Re: [0.17] sketch rotation might contain a bug

I have edited post 1 to include version info, sorry about forgetting to attach it yesterday. ---- Ok, here is a concrete example: begin with empty part and body. create sketch on xz plane (important because the bug will not occur when using xy plane ) draw a rectangle close the sketch Now we have a ...
by prof7bit
Tue Jul 04, 2017 4:30 pm
Forum: Help on using FreeCAD
Topic: [0.17] sketch rotation might contain a bug
Replies: 6
Views: 624

[0.17] sketch rotation might contain a bug

I think I found something that looks like a bug to me, can anybody confirm this? 0. use latest 0.17 version (for example freecad-daily ppa on Ubuntu) 1. New project, new part, new body 2. Create new sketch on xz or yz plane 3. draw a rectangle on the sketch 4. leave sketch edit mode 5. select newly ...

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