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by TomB19
Sun Aug 02, 2020 2:24 pm
Forum: Help on using FreeCAD
Topic: FreeCAD as a replacement for SketchUp
Replies: 12
Views: 502

Re: FreeCAD as a replacement for SketchUp

I meant the software slows down. IMO, parameterization slows down the workflow for small designs but brings enough efficiency to compensate for the overhead as designs get larger. At some point, a parameterized design is faster than one which is not. When you look at the designs on the front page, t...
by TomB19
Sun Aug 02, 2020 1:22 am
Forum: Help on using FreeCAD
Topic: FreeCAD as a replacement for SketchUp
Replies: 12
Views: 502

Re: FreeCAD as a replacement for SketchUp

I haven't tried it but it sounds kind of ideal for what I am trying to do. I'll give it a go in the near futre.

Thank you for mentioning it.
by TomB19
Sat Aug 01, 2020 10:53 pm
Forum: Help on using FreeCAD
Topic: FreeCAD as a replacement for SketchUp
Replies: 12
Views: 502

Re: FreeCAD as a replacement for SketchUp

Here is a design I'm working on for a heavy duty control rod for an active project. It will be prototyped in 3d printed plastic and final parts machined from aluminum. I have about 2 hours into these two pieces and another part these connect to. The first thought was to use all-thread and heims but ...
by TomB19
Sat Aug 01, 2020 10:40 pm
Forum: Help on using FreeCAD
Topic: FreeCAD as a replacement for SketchUp
Replies: 12
Views: 502

Re: FreeCAD as a replacement for SketchUp

I'm a SketchUp user. FreeCAD and SketchUp do mostly the same thing and yet they are so different. FreeCAD can replace SketchUp for nearly everything I do but I wouldn't assume it can be a direct replacement for your purposes. It was a bit more of a struggle to learn FreeCAD than SketchUp. I used bot...
by TomB19
Sat Jul 25, 2020 7:50 am
Forum: Help on using FreeCAD
Topic: [SOLVED] Something strange I don't understand
Replies: 4
Views: 284

Re: [SOLVED] Something strange I don't understand

Here is the result of your help, Willem. This crown molding will be 3d printed in ASA and then slid on top of a 6x6 pressure treated wooden post. It's going on a nice balcony. Why not dress it up a bit? The part is currently printing on one of my printers with 23 hours to go. The base is printing on...
by TomB19
Sat Jul 25, 2020 7:23 am
Forum: Help on using FreeCAD
Topic: [SOLVED] Something strange I don't understand
Replies: 4
Views: 284

Re: [SOLVED] Something strange I don't understand

Brilliant! Take a gold star out of petty cash! 8-) I looked at that mistake for over an hour and couldn't figure it out. BTW, it didn't look like that on my system. I highlighted the vertical member, deleted it, and there was another underneath. They were identically positioned and sized. With the t...
by TomB19
Sat Jul 25, 2020 5:21 am
Forum: Help on using FreeCAD
Topic: [SOLVED] Something strange I don't understand
Replies: 4
Views: 284

[SOLVED] Something strange I don't understand

I don't understand why this pocket operation is creating distortion. The bottom of this crown moulding should be flat. It's a very straight forward moulding so I don't see any mistakes in my approach but welcome criticism of the approach. If you hide "PocketCrownOgeeWidth", it fixes the distortion. ...
by TomB19
Sat Jul 25, 2020 4:36 am
Forum: Help on using FreeCAD
Topic: [FEATURE REQUEST] spreadsheet zoom
Replies: 18
Views: 1151

Re: [SOLVED] Is there a way to zoom a spreadsheet view?

Feature request submitted.

Sorry for the delay, I've been out of town and didn't want to do it from my phone.
by TomB19
Tue Jul 14, 2020 1:28 am
Forum: Help on using FreeCAD
Topic: [FEATURE REQUEST] spreadsheet zoom
Replies: 18
Views: 1151

Re: Is there a way to zoom a spreadsheet view?

I just tried Mr. OpenBrain's macro. It's absolutely brilliant!

Thank you and kudos! Super happy. :mrgreen:

8-)
by TomB19
Sat Jul 11, 2020 8:06 pm
Forum: Help on using FreeCAD
Topic: [FEATURE REQUEST] spreadsheet zoom
Replies: 18
Views: 1151

Re: Is there a way to zoom a spreadsheet view?

Thank you, TheMarkster. 8-) For a few months, I was adding attributes to spreadsheets in a two column format. That would have been helpful, then. That approach proved nonviable so I switched to a multi-column format. This has helped a lot. I've attached a screen shot of the layout I use, these days....

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