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by ppemawm
Mon Nov 16, 2020 7:51 pm
Forum: Assembly
Topic: Assembly3 preview
Replies: 1764
Views: 212273

Re: Assembly3 preview

In autodesk product you can select construction or centre lines can be selected outside of sketch mode. For instance like an axis of revolution for revolve. It saves you to do a revolving axis separate feature. FYI it IS possible to use any construction line in a sketch for a revolve or groove feat...
by ppemawm
Mon Nov 16, 2020 3:27 pm
Forum: Assembly
Topic: Assembly 4 workbench
Replies: 828
Views: 114677

Re: Assembly 4 workbench

I would like to create an axis that would go from one part in model to another part...there is an Axis_1 that I intended to go from Tube001.Edge5 (far end of bottom arm) to Tube002.Edge5 (top mount). But unfortunately I am not able to do this - axle do not go thru end of bottom arm (Link001). Looks...
by ppemawm
Sun Nov 15, 2020 5:54 pm
Forum: Assembly
Topic: Assembly 4 workbench
Replies: 828
Views: 114677

Re: Assembly 4 workbench

a new version (v0.9.11) of the Assembly 4 workbench is out the link placement dialog is vastly improved...and there is now a configuration engine. The combination of the 2 makes it very easy to build exploded assemblies. Thank you for the excellent enhancements. I have already begun using the new v...
by ppemawm
Sun Nov 15, 2020 5:40 pm
Forum: Users Showcase
Topic: V0.19 Top Down Assembly Design Using Assembly4--Update #11
Replies: 65
Views: 12277

Re: V0.19 Top Down Assembly Design Using Assembly4--Update #11 Exploded Views

Zolko recently added a couple of enhancements in Assembly4 V0.9.11 that nicely facilitates exploded views so I could not resist adding this image to this thread. The enhancements significantly improve the "move/attach a part in the assembly" dialog. They also allow you to capture spreadsheets of var...
by ppemawm
Sat Nov 14, 2020 5:10 pm
Forum: Users Showcase
Topic: V0.19 Top Down Assembly Design Using Assembly4--Update #11
Replies: 65
Views: 12277

Re: V0.19 Top Down Assembly Design Using Assembly4--Update #10

Do you feel that your current modeling approach is the best for modeling existing parts and making a large number of changes to what we call the master sketch or early created parts? I do think that using a master sketch and carbon copies for each body is a good approach to control design intent an...
by ppemawm
Sat Nov 14, 2020 12:08 pm
Forum: Users Showcase
Topic: V0.19 Top Down Assembly Design Using Assembly4--Update #11
Replies: 65
Views: 12277

Re: V0.19 Top Down Assembly Design Using Assembly4--Update #10

fjush wrote:
Sat Nov 14, 2020 10:19 am
...are you willing to share one of your models?
Yes, of course. Please contact me via personal message for a download link.
I would appreciate your feedback on how the methods can be improved.
by ppemawm
Sat Nov 14, 2020 12:02 pm
Forum: Users Showcase
Topic: V0.19 Top Down Assembly Design Using Assembly4--Update #11
Replies: 65
Views: 12277

Re: V0.19 Top Down Assembly Design Using Assembly4--Update #10

Donatello wrote:
Sat Nov 14, 2020 1:42 am
Could you if you are agree with that bring some pictures of your great work to the Wikimedia FreeCAD page.
Thank you for your kind comments.
You may use any of the images as you wish but perhaps you may want something a little more modern:
https://forum.freecadweb.org/viewtopic.php?f=24&t=51054
by ppemawm
Fri Nov 13, 2020 9:01 pm
Forum: Users Showcase
Topic: V0.19 Top Down Assembly Design Using Assembly4--Update #11
Replies: 65
Views: 12277

Re: V0.19 Top Down Assembly Design Using Assembly4--Update #10

I'm not sure I'm getting it right, but I think doing this creates cyclic dependencies. Not if you set the variable at the top assembly Model level and use it only in that file for the LCS, body links, and/or sub-assembly link offsets: Capture_tree.JPG . Or, see comment by Zolko: https://forum.freec...
by ppemawm
Fri Nov 13, 2020 5:32 pm
Forum: Help on using FreeCAD
Topic: Dissaster after change pocket length
Replies: 3
Views: 179

Re: Dissaster after change pocket length

Change "Pocket006" length from 15mm to 10mm generate chain of disasters. That is because you have attached sketches and datums to model faces, edges, or vertices. This is to be avoided if you want a stable parametric model. There is much Forum documentation on this subject, e.g.: https://wiki.freec...
by ppemawm
Fri Nov 13, 2020 5:07 pm
Forum: Users Showcase
Topic: V0.19 Top Down Assembly Design Using Assembly4--Update #11
Replies: 65
Views: 12277

Re: V0.19 Top Down Assembly Design Using Assembly4--Update #10

The problem I see this way you cannot put static parts inside a rotatory sub-assembly; all parts of a rotatory sub-assembly have to rotate. That is exactly why I chose to organize it this way in the top-assembly file so it would be easier to animate the rotating parts. You could include stationary ...

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