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by freedman
Tue Oct 15, 2019 7:50 pm
Forum: Open discussion
Topic: Make a FreeCAD high school version
Replies: 6
Views: 162

Re: Make a FreeCAD high school version

For instance, if Part Design HS (high school) workbench is designed such that every time sketcher is entered the view switches to isometric and the option "restore camera" view is disabled, the user gets a totally different experience. The design is all done in a 3D view. If some users haven't tried...
by freedman
Tue Oct 15, 2019 6:08 pm
Forum: Open discussion
Topic: Make a FreeCAD high school version
Replies: 6
Views: 162

Re: Make a FreeCAD high school version

the kids will complain True enough but they will have an assignment to do and will do it for the grade. They can switch to a different WB later. It's actually kind of funny, I think the simple program is for the teachers and staff, they need to have something simple enough so that when the program ...
by freedman
Tue Oct 15, 2019 5:23 pm
Forum: Open discussion
Topic: Make a FreeCAD high school version
Replies: 6
Views: 162

Make a FreeCAD high school version

My goals on this site have always been driven by using FreeCAD but also observing the progress and targeting a time when the program is mature enough to get into the school system. My favorite class in high school was drafting and I couldn't wait for the chance to visualize something in 3D and draw ...
by freedman
Mon Oct 14, 2019 6:22 pm
Forum: Help on using FreeCAD
Topic: Box selection upgrade
Replies: 11
Views: 269

Re: Box selection upgrade

I see "shift+B" and release the keys, the next left mouse click is a box select. You pick box points right to left: All objects crossing the box are selected(green box) I don't see that occuring. OS: Windows 7 Word size of OS: 64-bit Word size of FreeCAD: 64-bit Version: 0.18.16085 (Git) Build type:...
by freedman
Mon Oct 07, 2019 7:56 pm
Forum: Help on using FreeCAD
Topic: A sketch scaling
Replies: 30
Views: 518

Re: A sketch scaling

I don't have all the details but I took the original and downgraded it a couple times in Draft and then converted to skech. I did in fact get an offset of the original and now have a sketch I can use in Part design. No parametrics of coarse but I could use it to make a lid.
by freedman
Mon Oct 07, 2019 5:19 pm
Forum: Help on using FreeCAD
Topic: A sketch scaling
Replies: 30
Views: 518

Re: A sketch scaling

You can get a good offset using "make a thick solid" (see pic) in Part design. If you then select the offset line and do some magic (probably in Part) you could get an offset sketch.
by freedman
Fri Oct 04, 2019 4:08 pm
Forum: Open discussion
Topic: Sketch a circle with automatic constrained control points
Replies: 1
Views: 178

Sketch a circle with automatic constrained control points

In sketcher; draw any polygon with the polygon tool, then do a window select of the entire polygon and click "toggle to construction mode". What was a blue circle with a white polygon is now a white circle with a blue polygon. We now have constrained control points. If you do a polygon to the N th o...
by freedman
Fri Oct 04, 2019 2:54 am
Forum: Help on using FreeCAD
Topic: Sketch Line Colour Help
Replies: 6
Views: 145

Re: Sketch Line Colour Help

I think since the icons are associated with line colors the developers decided to freeze the colors.
by freedman
Thu Oct 03, 2019 4:04 am
Forum: Help on using FreeCAD
Topic: trying to draw a line along the face of a cylinder
Replies: 12
Views: 304

Re: trying to draw a line along the face of a cylinder

This is one of those situations where I do some things outside of Part Design. I made the helix in Part and the array in Draft. I made the pad sketch a bit smaller than the helix so the lines are easier to see.
by freedman
Tue Oct 01, 2019 4:01 am
Forum: Help on using FreeCAD
Topic: Change hole(s) from top to bottom
Replies: 6
Views: 227

Re: Change hole(s) from top to bottom

This issue might be handled best using datum planes. If you place a sketch or multiple sketches on a datum plane then it can be attached to different faces. Datum planes can also be reversed on a face.

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