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by openBrain
Tue Mar 26, 2019 12:40 am
Forum: Help on using FreeCAD
Topic: [SOLVED ]Crash when opening a sketch
Replies: 9
Views: 124

Re: [SOLVED ]Crash when opening a sketch

build and start a first CMake with the -DBUILD_QT5=ON option In most cases the best advise, if you want to compile FreeCAD, is to use "Cmake-GUI" rather than trying to remember command line options (and not miss type, and not know that various flags even exist in the first place), unless you are sc...
by openBrain
Mon Mar 25, 2019 10:56 pm
Forum: Help on using FreeCAD
Topic: [SOLVED ]Crash when opening a sketch
Replies: 9
Views: 124

Re: [SOLVED ]Crash when opening a sketch

Nice. Glad you succeed.
If at one time you want to give a try for a Qt5/Python3 build, there in useful information in this thread. ;)

But AFAIK, keeping Python2 is OK at this time, while using Qt5 & OCC7 is really better.
by openBrain
Mon Mar 25, 2019 6:58 pm
Forum: Help on using FreeCAD
Topic: [SOLVED ]Crash when opening a sketch
Replies: 9
Views: 124

Re: Crash when opening a sketch

Ok, I need an acronym course here! :lol: Qt5: I have 5.11 installed, so I wonder why it is not used. I will check. In any case, it does not seem an issue of Qt. OCCT / OCE: I used the community edition repository (https://github.com/tpaviot/oce) and built it myself. Which repository do you suggest?...
by openBrain
Mon Mar 25, 2019 6:28 pm
Forum: Help on using FreeCAD
Topic: Transfer sketches from one datum plane to another?
Replies: 8
Views: 87

Re: Transfer sketches from one datum plane to another?

Actually you're exactly in the second case where your datum planes are almost useless regarding robustness. To prevent TomoNaming issue, your datum places should be mapped to origin planes (XY, XZ, YZ), then offset and/or rotated with expressions. ;) IIRC I recently discussed it in a thread. I'll ma...
by openBrain
Mon Mar 25, 2019 6:20 pm
Forum: Help on using FreeCAD
Topic: Transfer sketches from one datum plane to another?
Replies: 8
Views: 87

Re: Transfer sketches from one datum plane to another?

You're perfectly right. This way will prevent TopoNaming issue.
This is obviously correct as long as your datum planes are linked to origin planes and not to faces.
by openBrain
Mon Mar 25, 2019 5:42 pm
Forum: Help on using FreeCAD
Topic: [SOLVED ]Crash when opening a sketch
Replies: 9
Views: 124

Re: Crash when opening a sketch

Moved to Help forum. @chrisb, looks like this thread is still on "Open Discussion". ;) @Escrain : I guess you compiled yourself. Could you try compiling with Qt5 as well as using the OCCT lib coming with the FC repo instead of the OCE one coming with your distro ? Tell me if you don't succeed, I al...
by openBrain
Mon Mar 25, 2019 4:28 pm
Forum: Help on using FreeCAD
Topic: export front view as 2D
Replies: 8
Views: 117

Re: export front view as 2D

Answer from meme2704 does not work, this i tried by myself, because it is logical. i can change the plane but exported will be always the top view. You miss to enable an option in the export settings. Let me some minutes and I'll find which one (I remember it's aptly named). ;) EDIT : Edit -> Prefe...
by openBrain
Mon Mar 25, 2019 4:27 pm
Forum: Help on using FreeCAD
Topic: Transfer sketches from one datum plane to another?
Replies: 8
Views: 87

Re: Transfer sketches from one datum plane to another?

Just use the Sketcher MapSketch feature. ;)
Also available in PartDesign WB IIRC.
by openBrain
Mon Mar 25, 2019 2:29 pm
Forum: Open discussion
Topic: Improvements to FreeCAD
Replies: 47
Views: 1526

Re: Improvements to FreeCAD

Not a matter of MY preferences OpenB... but a matter of the most fluid operation as exemplified in many UIs which avoid just about everything you counterpoint. Your ergonomics suck! Don't like much this kind of dictatorial babyish approach... ! In which hand should one's mouse be!? whether one is l...
by openBrain
Sun Mar 24, 2019 10:33 pm
Forum: Python scripting and macros
Topic: Get the normal vector of a sketch
Replies: 4
Views: 90

Re: Get the normal vector of a sketch

noone wrote:
Sun Mar 24, 2019 10:14 pm
do you mean any sketch has its normal along the positive z-axis in its own coordinates? (I could not create one where this is not the case.)
Not exactly. I mean that a sketch rotation is always referenced to the XY plane. In other words, normal to sketch plane is by default along the Z axis. ;)

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