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by guillaumec
Thu Apr 26, 2018 5:00 am
Forum: Help on using FreeCAD
Topic: FC v0.17dev: Part Design Next Usecases and Best practices
Replies: 131
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Re: FC v0.17dev: Part Design Next Usecases and Best practices

Question from a relatively new user concerning the new part design: I am working on a casing model with many small parts. Is it better to work in a single body part and add pads/pockets into it, or to make several sub bodies merged by boolean operations? I started by using the first method in order ...
by guillaumec
Thu Mar 29, 2018 3:53 pm
Forum: Help on using FreeCAD
Topic: Crash with thickness tool
Replies: 6
Views: 772

Re: Crash with thickness tool

Yes, I also find out that depending on how a shape is created, the thickness tool would work or not. If I had some idea of what cause the problem I could avoid dangerous constructions, but for now I end up trying anything until I get something that works, and it's a bit frustrating.
by guillaumec
Tue Mar 27, 2018 5:16 pm
Forum: Help on using FreeCAD
Topic: Crash with thickness tool
Replies: 6
Views: 772

Crash with thickness tool

Hello all, Thanks a lot for this very nice software. I am trying to use freecad for 3d printing shell parts, that I model first as volumes before applying a thickness operation on it. Alas, I get a lot of errors and crashes with this, even with simple shapes. I attach an example of a shape that does...

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