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by freedman
Sat Oct 24, 2020 5:07 am
Forum: Open discussion
Topic: Developer Wandererfan absence
Replies: 12
Views: 2127

Re: Developer Wandererfan absence

FreeCAD needed a good drawing program and TechDraw is a good one. Remember back when we were all struggling with the Drawing Workbench, for you to take on a project like TechDraw and to make make it work is one huge accomplishment. I'm sure your work will be used by thousands of users for years to c...
by freedman
Mon Oct 19, 2020 10:00 pm
Forum: Help on using FreeCAD
Topic: Datum plane tangent to surface
Replies: 19
Views: 633

Re: Datum plane tangent to surface

I have to say, mario52 rocked that one. I really like one click tools, they save a bunch of time. I'm going to take a look at that macro.
by freedman
Mon Oct 19, 2020 1:05 am
Forum: Help on using FreeCAD
Topic: Datum plane tangent to surface
Replies: 19
Views: 633

Re: Datum plane tangent to surface

I can't wait to try this.... Really, I need to load the Draft workbench first, what's that all about? Loading it does what!
Thanks for showing this.
by freedman
Sun Oct 18, 2020 7:54 pm
Forum: Help on using FreeCAD
Topic: Datum plane tangent to surface
Replies: 19
Views: 633

Re: Datum plane tangent to surface

Here is another option. Create a datum plane above the shape and scar the surface with a sketch. This gives you two lines ( in Green) to create an additional datum plane that is tangent, we are splitting hairs here but at least this gives alot of control on all surfaces.
by freedman
Sat Oct 17, 2020 7:59 pm
Forum: Help on using FreeCAD
Topic: Parametrized copies of a sketch
Replies: 12
Views: 297

Re: Parametrized copies of a sketch

In this case, using Sketchers copy tool is the best coarse, you would need to recreate the constraint to the top external geo. for each copy. This way all the sketch copies are in one sketch.
by freedman
Sat Oct 17, 2020 5:39 pm
Forum: Help on using FreeCAD
Topic: Parametrized copies of a sketch
Replies: 12
Views: 297

Re: Parametrized copies of a sketch

You can also use a basic copy/paste. Copy a sketch without dependencies and paste it, then drag it into the body. Open the new sketch and drag the constrained sketch to the new location.

Nice sketch concept.
by freedman
Sat Oct 17, 2020 3:31 am
Forum: Help on using FreeCAD
Topic: How to snap the end of one line to a point along another line
Replies: 4
Views: 177

Re: How to snap the end of one line to a point along another line

If you draw a line that intersects the arc you will be able to make a point on the intersection.

If you constrain center point to center point, that should be the offset.
by freedman
Fri Oct 16, 2020 10:17 pm
Forum: Help on using FreeCAD
Topic: Problem with adding a last frame (pocket) to my object
Replies: 8
Views: 296

Re: Problem with adding a last frame (pocket) to my object

Good work flow, PartDesign is a great place to start. It does automatic things for you like opening sketches and it has good tree structure. If I were to model a structure I would put a datum plane (one on each wall) and then put all my sketches on the planes. You can attach multiple sketches to one...
by freedman
Fri Oct 16, 2020 9:53 pm
Forum: Python scripting and macros
Topic: Releasing "Vision_5" toolbar
Replies: 29
Views: 2252

Re: Releasing "Vision_5" toolbar

Workbenches don't have to be full blown workbench
OK, I get it. Now that I know what's going on, let me take a look. :)
Thanks
by freedman
Fri Oct 16, 2020 7:14 pm
Forum: Python scripting and macros
Topic: Releasing "Vision_5" toolbar
Replies: 29
Views: 2252

Re: Releasing "Vision_5" toolbar

How do you test before committing? I run it on my machine and copy the changes to github, I also copy the code out and run it local if I need to. I wonder about the wisdom of that approach. There is no wisdom in my approach. For me to work on this and use git I will need to set up yet another compu...

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