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by scottdmills71
Mon May 27, 2019 1:39 am
Forum: Help on using FreeCAD
Topic: STL to Solid - "Part object is not a shell" error
Replies: 24
Views: 25026

Re: STL to Solid - "Part object is not a shell" error

versions 16,17,18 linux xubuntu 18.04 netfabb 2019 windows 10 thingiverse files https://www.thingiverse.com/thing:291123 https://www.thingiverse.com/thing:1897860 https://www.thingiverse.com/thing:3555943 https://www.thingiverse.com/thing:2767754 Are there any new techniques to the process? I have t...
by scottdmills71
Wed Jan 23, 2019 12:52 am
Forum: Help on using FreeCAD
Topic: How to connect multiple helices end to end
Replies: 3
Views: 140

How to connect multiple helices end to end

The model I am trying to create is half pipe I would like to sweep along a very convoluted path that i would like to make of multiple helices and edges from vertices. I have connected a few individual helices by moving the numerically based on the two points coordinates that I see when i hover over ...
by scottdmills71
Thu Aug 02, 2018 11:27 pm
Forum: Help on using FreeCAD
Topic: Noob Question: How to make a negative fillet
Replies: 13
Views: 441

Re: Noob Question: How to make a negative fillet

ahh the fillet did work the way i wanted, thank you.
by scottdmills71
Mon Jul 30, 2018 4:27 am
Forum: Help on using FreeCAD
Topic: Noob Question: How to make a negative fillet
Replies: 13
Views: 441

Re: Noob Question: How to make a negative fillet

This is approximately the joint i would like to produce at the union point.
by scottdmills71
Sun Jul 29, 2018 3:15 pm
Forum: Help on using FreeCAD
Topic: Noob Question: How to make a negative fillet
Replies: 13
Views: 441

Noob Question: How to make a negative fillet

freecad ver0.16 Linux Xubuntu 18.0471 I am trying to make a negative fillet between a cone and a flat plane. If you look at the included pic or file, I am trying to approximate the front of an SR71 spyplane, and I haven't quite figured out what to do at the weld point. If I were modeling it in reali...
by scottdmills71
Sat Jul 07, 2018 4:35 pm
Forum: Help on using FreeCAD
Topic: Please help converting a 2d image to 3d object
Replies: 12
Views: 2827

Re: Please help converting a 2d image to 3d object

Thank You everyone, I appreciate all of your advice. Now I need to learn how to use macros on freecad. Here is how the file looks on Cura . I think that my wife will be quite pleased with it.
by scottdmills71
Fri Jul 06, 2018 11:19 pm
Forum: Help on using FreeCAD
Topic: Please help converting a 2d image to 3d object
Replies: 12
Views: 2827

Re: Please help converting a 2d image to 3d object

Awesome tips everyone, Now I am going to digest and try to understand it all and definitely learn from it.
by scottdmills71
Fri Jul 06, 2018 4:00 am
Forum: Help on using FreeCAD
Topic: Please help converting a 2d image to 3d object
Replies: 12
Views: 2827

Re: Please help converting a 2d image to 3d object

So far for the project I am working on I have went ahead with method number 2 , I spent a lot of time sketching around a converted .BMP file .Now I am searching the web for some way to close off parts of the sketch so that I can extrude this 50mm. When I try to do it as it is I get lots of walls but...
by scottdmills71
Wed Jul 04, 2018 7:01 pm
Forum: Help on using FreeCAD
Topic: Please help converting a 2d image to 3d object
Replies: 12
Views: 2827

Please help converting a 2d image to 3d object

freecad ver0.16 << highest version number i was able to install>> Linux Xubuntu 18.04 What I wish to accomplish,is to take an image file and extrude it into a 3d shape. the methods I have tried are as follows. 1 . imported the image into ikscape as a .bmp file, i then used Path > Trace Bitmap. After...

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