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by abasel
Tue Feb 18, 2020 7:43 pm
Forum: Help on using FreeCAD
Topic: Part: Shape from Mesh (Freezes)
Replies: 5
Views: 83

Re: Part: Shape from Mesh (Freezes)

When google, "converting to shell" takes me straight to converting to solid". It's probbly right in front of me but I can't find the "convert to shell" option.
by abasel
Tue Feb 18, 2020 6:59 pm
Forum: Help on using FreeCAD
Topic: Part: Shape from Mesh (Freezes)
Replies: 5
Views: 83

Re: Part: Shape from Mesh (Freezes)

I tried 0.19 last night but this also froze from me. I got these to work a few weeks ago but now can't work out what I am doing differently. If it can't be converted directly to a solid, what intemediate step am I missing? Thanks for looking though. If it's working for you on 0.19 then there must be...
by abasel
Tue Feb 18, 2020 6:35 pm
Forum: Help on using FreeCAD
Topic: Part: Shape from Mesh (Freezes)
Replies: 5
Views: 83

Part: Shape from Mesh (Freezes)

When I try an convert this mesh to a shape my computer freezes (at about 20%). I have tried different computers, Linux and Window. I have tried cleaning up the Mesh using Blender and MeshLab. ---------------------------------------- OS: Windows 10 Word size of OS: 64-bit Word size of FreeCAD: 64-bit...
by abasel
Wed Sep 18, 2019 4:54 am
Forum: Install / Compile
Topic: [Solved] Cant run FreeCAD after reinstalling
Replies: 6
Views: 245

Re: [Solved] Cant run FreeCAD after reinstalling

Aah there's my problem, I usually like storing it in a folder outside of my home directory...... self taught and not following best practice... one lives and learns.

Thanks again.
by abasel
Tue Sep 17, 2019 6:56 pm
Forum: Install / Compile
Topic: [Solved] Cant run FreeCAD after reinstalling
Replies: 6
Views: 245

Re: Cant run FreeCAD after reinstalling

Yes I agree but sometimes just do it on the first runs when the programme might create the desktop file; but point taken :)
by abasel
Tue Sep 17, 2019 5:52 am
Forum: Install / Compile
Topic: [Solved] Cant run FreeCAD after reinstalling
Replies: 6
Views: 245

Re: Cant run FreeCAD after reinstalling

I found the "dnf install freecad" option, so all good.

I would however like to know why the AppImage option failed.
by abasel
Tue Sep 17, 2019 5:46 am
Forum: Install / Compile
Topic: [Solved] Cant run FreeCAD after reinstalling
Replies: 6
Views: 245

[Solved] Cant run FreeCAD after reinstalling

I was running FreeCAD on Fedora 29. I reimaged my machine installing Fedora 30. I have now downloaded the latest AppImmage: FreeCAD_0.18-16131-Linux-Conda_Py3Qt5_glibc2.12-x86_64.AppImage I copied it to /opt/freecad When I run the following sudo FreeCAD_0.18-16131-Linux-Conda_Py3Qt5_glibc2.12-x86_64...
by abasel
Mon May 20, 2019 9:54 pm
Forum: Help on using FreeCAD
Topic: Solved: Rotating bodies - wrong axis
Replies: 7
Views: 289

Re: Rotating bodies - wrong axis

Of course; silly of me, not sure why I didn't think of that :)

Thanks
by abasel
Mon May 20, 2019 9:28 am
Forum: Help on using FreeCAD
Topic: Solved: Rotating bodies - wrong axis
Replies: 7
Views: 289

Re: Rotating bodies - wrong axis

Ok so I have worked out how the Polar Pattern Feature works but I am needing to rotate around the long arm. I have now redrawn the the sketches so that the long vertical is on the z-axis but I cannot rotate the circle by 45 degrees. Well I can but then it rotates it relative to the origin meaning th...
by abasel
Mon May 20, 2019 1:50 am
Forum: Help on using FreeCAD
Topic: Solved: Rotating bodies - wrong axis
Replies: 7
Views: 289

Solved: Rotating bodies - wrong axis

I have created a hook that I now want to duplicate and then use to form a grappling hook. When I try an rotate it it rotates around the wrong point i.e. I am needing it to rotate around the perpendicular vertical. I worked out what it does this an so tried designing things so that the path was built...

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