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by Karl1459
Sun Dec 10, 2017 3:06 pm
Forum: Open discussion
Topic: In memoriam: Roland Frank (r-frank) 1970-2017
Replies: 63
Views: 31850

Re: In memoriam: Roland Frank (r-frank) 1970-2017

As a community we mourn one of our leaders. Yes, the internet allows people who share a common bond to become a community across geographic, cultural, and physical boundaries. As a community we mourn, then carry on. Naming the next release in Roland Frank's honor is appropriate. Perhaps a more lasti...
by Karl1459
Tue Nov 14, 2017 10:50 pm
Forum: Help on using FreeCAD
Topic: Unable to figure out how to LOFT v0.17 PartDesign
Replies: 4
Views: 251

Re: Unable to figure out how to LOFT v0.17 PartDesign, cont

Attempting to loft did not show any sketches to select, however did blank out the current sketch. Step6NoSelectionOfObject.jpg Clicking OK resulted in an input error message: Step7ClickOkError.jpg And resulted in the tree with an additive loft in error. Step8AdditiveLoftWithError.jpg Clicking OK all...
by Karl1459
Tue Nov 14, 2017 10:44 pm
Forum: Help on using FreeCAD
Topic: Unable to figure out how to LOFT v0.17 PartDesign
Replies: 4
Views: 251

Unable to figure out how to LOFT v0.17 PartDesign

I have been trying to loft in Part Design with no success. Vital Statistics: OS: Windows 10 Word size of OS: 64-bit Word size of FreeCAD: 64-bit Version: 0.17.12552 (Git) Build type: Release Branch: master Hash: 647b6d6ea0bb03dae9f6b557fd5dd011efc1b9cd Python version: 2.7.8 Qt version: 4.8.7 Coin ve...
by Karl1459
Mon Nov 06, 2017 12:13 am
Forum: Users Showcase
Topic: Lock Bolt for a 1936 Ford Roadster Door Latch
Replies: 6
Views: 3641

Re: Lock Bolt for a 1936 Ford Roadster Door Latch

That is a really nice looking casting. would you mind telling more about the 3D print to wax process? did you print the mold then cast the wax into a positive? how much treatment did you have to do on the 3d printed mold? how many wax prints do you think you could get from the mold? how did you com...
by Karl1459
Sun Nov 05, 2017 1:11 am
Forum: Users Showcase
Topic: Lock Bolt for a 1936 Ford Roadster Door Latch
Replies: 6
Views: 3641

Re: Lock Bolt for a 1936 Ford Roadster Door Latch

Your first post welcome to the FreeCAD forums. Could you please post your FreeCAD version data in the manner explained in the Help Forum "forum rules" link? Mostly for future reference. Great to see FreeCAD doing real and useful things! Oops. Freecad v.16 WinXP/Win10 (upgraded during project) Thanks
by Karl1459
Sat Nov 04, 2017 9:00 pm
Forum: Users Showcase
Topic: Lock Bolt for a 1936 Ford Roadster Door Latch
Replies: 6
Views: 3641

Lock Bolt for a 1936 Ford Roadster Door Latch

We manufacture parts for antique Fords and needed a new source for lock bolts for door latches (an internal part of the latch). Previously we have had these sand cast/machined or machined. In an order to control costs we are attempting to have these investment cast and keep tooling in house. This ob...

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