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by JoeB
Wed Apr 11, 2018 2:32 pm
Forum: Help on using FreeCAD
Topic: Tech Draw Navigation and general questions
Replies: 10
Views: 641

Re: Tech Draw Navigation and general questions -copy & paste

This works for moving views and sheets between pages - no error checking - doesn't include dimensions, annotations, etc that may be included in a view. pick the views to move and and the last item is the page to move to. It does remove the original view from the page and from the tree. def movePageV...
by JoeB
Mon Apr 09, 2018 9:34 pm
Forum: Help on using FreeCAD
Topic: Tech Draw Navigation and general questions
Replies: 10
Views: 641

Re: Tech Draw Navigation and general questions

Another question: Is there any way to tag items in FC with a circle (with mk number) and a leader pointing to the item? Cad-document.pdf shows an example and FC-document.pdf shows the FC equivalent. I generate the page, page views and bill of materials via python code. Any guidance or advice would b...
by JoeB
Fri Apr 06, 2018 5:23 pm
Forum: Help on using FreeCAD
Topic: Tech Draw Navigation and general questions
Replies: 10
Views: 641

Re: Tech Draw Navigation and general questions

I was scared of doing that in a script as I am a newbie and wanted to make sure it works reliably. Tuning off the page "keep updated" on pages not being worked on really speeds up the process. You may want to post this to the naysayers about techdraw.
by JoeB
Fri Apr 06, 2018 2:23 am
Forum: Help on using FreeCAD
Topic: Tech Draw Navigation and general questions
Replies: 10
Views: 641

Re: Tech Draw Navigation and general questions

Rough draft to see if moving a page view object move from one page to another works and it does Pick two objects, the first being the wind to move, the second the page to move to obj = FreeCADGui.Selection.getSelection()[0]# view to move objp = FreeCADGui.Selection.getSelection()[1]# page to move vi...
by JoeB
Wed Apr 04, 2018 9:07 pm
Forum: Open discussion
Topic: BOM (Bill Of Materials) function
Replies: 50
Views: 8630

Re: BOM (Bill Of Materials) function

I forgot to mention, you do want an external data base be it csv, sql or whatever. Parts need to be ordered, checked in when received, checked for quality and so on. FC has enough power to generate all the lists very easily, but everybody does it differently.
by JoeB
Wed Apr 04, 2018 8:13 pm
Forum: Help on using FreeCAD
Topic: Tech Draw Navigation and general questions
Replies: 10
Views: 641

Re: Tech Draw Navigation and general questions

Wow! You guys keep surprising me as to what FC can do. I should have looked at the specs on TechDraw first. It looks like I can generate a number of views, set the scales, and then add pages and or move the views around on different pages so they fit. Perfect!
by JoeB
Wed Apr 04, 2018 6:52 pm
Forum: Open discussion
Topic: BOM (Bill Of Materials) function
Replies: 50
Views: 8630

Re: BOM (Bill Of Materials) function

Attached is my take on the bill of materials. The assumptions are: 1) Every object is in a group 2) Every Object has a description field (either generated by the input parameters, or assigned to "Black Boxed" objects See showcase> "pressure vessel with piping" for an overall view. Attached sample.pd...
by JoeB
Wed Apr 04, 2018 3:27 am
Forum: Help on using FreeCAD
Topic: Tech Draw Navigation and general questions
Replies: 10
Views: 641

Tech Draw Navigation and general questions

Version 0.17 Rev 13247 on Windows 10. I have several questions regarding TechDraw: 1) Is there any way to change the mouse navigation on tech draw pages so that it acts like the rest of Freecad? On my box it is set up with sliders so it is difficult to dimension parts that span the page. 2) Is there...
by JoeB
Wed Apr 04, 2018 1:09 am
Forum: TechDraw
Topic: techdraw with multiple parts
Replies: 8
Views: 1783

Re: techdraw with multiple parts

Oddtopus, I wouldn't put bolts in one at a time .. See FC Forum>showcase>"Pressure vessel with piping". It took a long time to make the first draft including the time to learn FC and python. The second time it took less than 20 hours. The attached script is how I set up the flanges and bolting. Unfo...
by JoeB
Sun Mar 25, 2018 11:01 pm
Forum: Users Showcase
Topic: Pressure Vessel with Piping
Replies: 7
Views: 3400

Re: Pressure Vessel with Piping

Yorik, I was able to get a 2d view of the piping, I used the part>compound>make compound tool for groups of the piping. Then I used draft> shape 2d view to make the desired views on all of the compound items. The problem I was having is that certain items were causing the view to fail. It might work...

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