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by mikelihue
Sat Jan 04, 2020 10:31 pm
Forum: Tutorials and videos
Topic: Tutorial : Introduction to mechanical engineering with FreeCAD
Replies: 33
Views: 7860

Re: Tutorial : Introduction to mechanical engineering with FreeCAD

Excellent tutorial, JPG.... Very well laid out, nice flow to the presentation, and fabulous animated diagrams. I also learned that "soustractive is french for "subtractive". I thought it was a recurring typo at first, then I finally determined that it was French. This is a beautifully designed intro...
by mikelihue
Thu Jan 02, 2020 2:27 am
Forum: Help on using FreeCAD
Topic: microphone button replacement with FreeCAD
Replies: 10
Views: 296

Re: microphone button replacement with FreeCAD

Papyblaise,

I was able to thin out the tabs and covert it to STL so now I can print the button.

Thank you again, so much. Thanx to ChrisB also.

mike

Lihue, Hawaii
by mikelihue
Thu Jan 02, 2020 12:52 am
Forum: Help on using FreeCAD
Topic: microphone button replacement with FreeCAD
Replies: 10
Views: 296

Re: microphone button replacement with FreeCAD

The problem I had was that the sketches on the Y/Z-plane were inside the block where I could not see what I was doing. Use https://www.freecadweb.org/wiki/images/e/e8/Sketcher_ViewSection.svg to view the sketch plane. Perfect..... that was the info that I did not have from watching all the tutorial...
by mikelihue
Wed Jan 01, 2020 10:55 pm
Forum: Help on using FreeCAD
Topic: microphone button replacement with FreeCAD
Replies: 10
Views: 296

Re: microphone button replacement with FreeCAD

Hi and welcome to the forum! You can create two sketches, one from the long side (XZ-plane) and one from the short (YZ-plane) and cut away what you don't need. 6 hours is not very much for a CAD system, where professionals get a 2 weeks training course to learn a similar high end system. The learni...
by mikelihue
Wed Jan 01, 2020 10:49 pm
Forum: Help on using FreeCAD
Topic: microphone button replacement with FreeCAD
Replies: 10
Views: 296

Re: microphone button replacement with FreeCAD

Hi most of you folks could produce a working STL file in 10 minutes yes i agree :lol: (sorry) I finish your job and change nothing Merci, Papyblaise... this is pretty much what I need. The vertical tabs are only 1mm thick instead of 2mm but I may be able to modify that with one more pocket in the X...
by mikelihue
Wed Jan 01, 2020 2:04 pm
Forum: Help on using FreeCAD
Topic: microphone button replacement with FreeCAD
Replies: 10
Views: 296

microphone button replacement with FreeCAD

FreeCAD has a very long steep learning curve. After 6 hours of work, I only have the basic box for my microphone button. This project is so simple, most of you folks could produce a working STL file in 10 minutes, but for me it is 6 hours and counting. I cannot cut out the tabs with the locking wedg...

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