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by freedman
Sat Jul 24, 2021 7:27 am
Forum: Help on using FreeCAD
Topic: unable to pad sketch created with basefeature as external geometry
Replies: 8
Views: 300

Re: unable to pad sketch created with basefeature as external geometry

Any time I want to change an early feature or sketch I do a "save as" and add a number to my design, then make the change and see what happens. I do a lot of save-as because of my old Solidworks usage when it would crash 5 times a day. I do it out of habit now, I think my last FreeCAD comp...
by freedman
Sat Jul 24, 2021 2:17 am
Forum: Help on using FreeCAD
Topic: Changing selected faces in a pad/pocket operation
Replies: 13
Views: 320

Re: Changing selected faces in a pad/pocket operation

wavexx wrote During design at some point I want to change which faces of my solid are pocketed (let's say I want to remove one existing face and pocket only one). How do I do that? Are you asking: can we select different features in the tree and turn them on/off individually? The answer is no, at l...
by freedman
Thu Jul 22, 2021 7:19 pm
Forum: Help on using FreeCAD
Topic: Changing selected faces in a pad/pocket operation
Replies: 13
Views: 320

Re: Changing selected faces in a pad/pocket operation

During design at some point I want to change which faces of my solid are pocketed (let's say I want to remove one existing face and pocket only one). How do I do that? You have to break this into two operations, i.e. sketch and feature.. When I edit the pocket I can modify the type/depth, however I...
by freedman
Wed Jul 21, 2021 5:21 pm
Forum: Help on using FreeCAD
Topic: [SOLVED] Waterpump: Another Thickness Problem brep_api command not done
Replies: 9
Views: 359

Re: Waterpump: Another Thickness Problem brep_api command not done

I can get it to work with a radius of .001 on that sharpe corner per drmacro. I hollowed it from the side, I presume it would need a cover to be real. It would appear the radius is related to the thickness thickness. :) The thickness will occur at .001 but the sharp edge is messed up. The radius nee...
by freedman
Wed Jul 21, 2021 3:17 am
Forum: Help on using FreeCAD
Topic: unable to pad sketch created with basefeature as external geometry
Replies: 8
Views: 300

Re: unable to pad sketch created with basefeature as external geometry

You could also use the map-to-support function and select the face of the shapebinder, not currently the best choice because of the topo-naming issue but it's still nice to know how.
by freedman
Tue Jul 20, 2021 11:57 pm
Forum: Open discussion
Topic: Realthunders work
Replies: 36
Views: 3487

Re: Realthunders work

I always hoped Realthunder was going to fix the major code problems and then we could all switch over to his version, but he isn't going in that direction, and that's OK. I see a bunch of stuff going on with his Gui but I can still create a model in his program and I can break it, those are kinds of...
by freedman
Tue Jul 20, 2021 6:42 pm
Forum: Help on using FreeCAD
Topic: Result has multiple solids - can't work out why
Replies: 7
Views: 264

Re: Result has multiple solids - can't work out why

I typically make the pattern offset very small, to the point of having the pattern features stack-up, then I start to stretch things out. This is a known no error issue. There are more important things to work on so this is on the some-day list.
by freedman
Tue Jul 20, 2021 12:10 am
Forum: Help on using FreeCAD
Topic: Drag sketch elements outside of sketch ?
Replies: 13
Views: 560

Re: Drag sketch elements outside of sketch ?

Here is a link to a dicussion about Visibility Automation, I tried to make some points.
https://forum.freecadweb.org/viewtopic. ... automation
by freedman
Mon Jul 19, 2021 8:37 pm
Forum: Open discussion
Topic: Finding Businesses accustomed to using FreeCad?
Replies: 2
Views: 240

Re: Finding Businesses accustomed to using FreeCad?

Every sheet metal shop I know wants the files in Solidworks because they tend to modify/import the files for their local tooling. It's a big advantage for them to be able to open files and edit them but the disadvantage is they need to keep Solidworks current, the price of doing business. I think on...
by freedman
Mon Jul 19, 2021 5:40 pm
Forum: Help on using FreeCAD
Topic: Drag sketch elements outside of sketch ?
Replies: 13
Views: 560

Re: Drag sketch elements outside of sketch ?

In Preferences there is a setting in Sketcher-Display settings, "Hide all objects that depend on the sketch", and the button "Apply to existing sketches". This setting is in Visibilty automation can make a big difference how you see your model during an edit. For instance, if the...

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