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by mcdanlj
Sun Jan 17, 2021 10:40 pm
Forum: Help on using FreeCAD
Topic: Radial array in sketcher
Replies: 10
Views: 3573

Re: Radial array in sketcher

I was also caught in the trap of expecting sketcher to have pattern operations similar to part design. I got here because I was expecting polar pattern in sketcher as well as in part design. My particular case was one of those where part design polar pattern was an equivalent replacement. I think I ...
by mcdanlj
Wed Dec 16, 2020 12:47 am
Forum: Assembly
Topic: Assembly3: Best way to express multiple configurations?
Replies: 9
Views: 881

Re: Assembly3: Best way to express multiple configurations?

Wow. I even started from your document! I saved it with FreeCAD-asm3-Daily-Conda-Py3-Qt5-20201214-glibc2.12-x86_64.AppImage this most recent time. But when I read the FCStd document, I see the same thing you do. It looks like saving from a directory to a file has a bug. Seems likely to be a reproduc...
by mcdanlj
Tue Dec 15, 2020 2:58 am
Forum: Assembly
Topic: Assembly3: Best way to express multiple configurations?
Replies: 9
Views: 881

Re: Assembly3: Best way to express multiple configurations?

A recent daily realthunder release 12.08 "Added open/save as directory menu action for open/save document as uncompressed directory" so you no longer have to create a directory and pretend it's a file for this version-control friendly mechanism. I have a couple cutting layouts coming together. Howev...
by mcdanlj
Fri Nov 20, 2020 10:31 pm
Forum: Assembly
Topic: Assembly3: Best way to express multiple configurations?
Replies: 9
Views: 881

Re: Assembly3: Best way to express multiple configurations?

Wow, thank you! I have no idea what I did to have left the model in a state that it could not read without errors. Looking through this model is instructive! And it's perfect to model what I want to do because it clarifies that what I really want is to have one global assembly "as assembled" and one...
by mcdanlj
Wed Nov 18, 2020 2:15 pm
Forum: Assembly
Topic: Assembly3: Best way to express multiple configurations?
Replies: 9
Views: 881

Re: Assembly3: Best way to express multiple configurations?

Oh, thank you. That's going to take a while to dig into. There's so much I don't know yet! Making two assemblies might be more practical in this particular case, because the parts for toolpathing need to be oriented differently than in the as-assembled assembly. The only tedious part there is making...
by mcdanlj
Tue Nov 17, 2020 1:37 pm
Forum: Assembly
Topic: Assembly3: Best way to express multiple configurations?
Replies: 9
Views: 881

Re: Assembly3: Best way to express multiple configurations?

Sorry, I used the realthunder branch which writes individual files in a directory, which is great for version control but not for sharing with people not using his branch... ☺ Here's a link that should download the current model as an FCStd file: https://gitlab.com/mcdanlj/applianceshelf/uploads/6d2...
by mcdanlj
Sat Nov 14, 2020 11:23 pm
Forum: Assembly
Topic: Assembly3: Best way to express multiple configurations?
Replies: 9
Views: 881

Assembly3: Best way to express multiple configurations?

I'm new and expect I've done lots of stuff wrong. I'm using realthunder's branch for assembly3 and individual files in Git, which is great. I'm modeling a bit of flat-pack knock-down furniture to make on the CNC router. I created the parts, then added links (for as many copies as I needed) to an ass...
by mcdanlj
Sat Nov 14, 2020 3:56 am
Forum: Users Showcase
Topic: learning tower - furniture for children (woodworking, Assembly3)
Replies: 4
Views: 1269

Re: learning tower - furniture for children (woodworking, Assembly3)

I used my project as a way to compare working in SolidWorks and FreeCAD. I'm expert in neither so both show evidence that I don't know the best way to do things. I'm almost done with the assembled assembly (just some tedious placement to do) and was thinking about creating a separate assembly in whi...
by mcdanlj
Fri Nov 13, 2020 2:48 am
Forum: Users Showcase
Topic: learning tower - furniture for children (woodworking, Assembly3)
Replies: 4
Views: 1269

Re: learning tower - furniture for children (woodworking, Assembly3)

Thank you so much for posting this! I've been working on a parametric appliance shelving unit to cut from baltic birch (probably also 18mm) and my design tree has evidence of my flailing around learning. I appreciate your sharing this to learn from, especially the explanations of what worked well an...

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