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by Dreadnought
Mon May 25, 2020 9:38 am
Forum: Help on using FreeCAD
Topic: Back to Basics
Replies: 8
Views: 347

Re: Back to Basics

Hi,
Thanks for the advice on the pick radius, that hasn't helped, so as also requested I'm following "Creating a simple part with PartDesign" and I'm unable to get past "Let's start with the first segments" as the constraints don't seem to lock as suggested in the text, please see file.

Cheers
by Dreadnought
Sun May 24, 2020 5:31 pm
Forum: Help on using FreeCAD
Topic: Back to Basics
Replies: 8
Views: 347

Back to Basics

Hi All, I've decided to learn to crawl before I start to walk with FreeCAD, so back to the tutorials and on how to draw a shape 101 I'm falling at the first hurdle. I can get a far as drawing the 5 lines of the shape, however, after many (many) attempts and reading and rereading the step by step gui...
by Dreadnought
Fri May 15, 2020 3:56 pm
Forum: Help on using FreeCAD
Topic: line length and shapes
Replies: 4
Views: 238

Re: line length and shapes

Thanks all, I'm following the tutorials but just cant seem to get the same results, I have to admit I'm wondering if I'm just to old or too dumb to learn 3D CAD...

Cheers
by Dreadnought
Wed May 13, 2020 12:02 pm
Forum: Help on using FreeCAD
Topic: line length and shapes
Replies: 4
Views: 238

line length and shapes

Good Afternoon All, I'm trying to get my head around FreeCAD and I'm struggling with the basics, the current issue I can't seem to overcome is changing the length of a line as I don't seem to get the option in the properties window. I've studied a number of you tube tutorials and I've tried using th...
by Dreadnought
Tue May 12, 2020 8:18 pm
Forum: Open discussion
Topic: Laptop Specification
Replies: 7
Views: 317

Re: Laptop Specification

Once again, many thanks
by Dreadnought
Tue May 12, 2020 4:05 pm
Forum: Open discussion
Topic: Laptop Specification
Replies: 7
Views: 317

Re: Laptop Specification

Thanks all, seems I'm a bit of a muppet all round.

Yep 8GB of Ram, and being used to Autodesk products it's taking a while to get my head around this program.
by Dreadnought
Tue May 12, 2020 12:08 pm
Forum: Open discussion
Topic: Laptop Specification
Replies: 7
Views: 317

Re: Laptop Specification

Hi,
Many thanks for this, I guess I'm too green to use the software then, looks like back to the tutorials

Cheers
by Dreadnought
Tue May 12, 2020 10:12 am
Forum: Open discussion
Topic: Laptop Specification
Replies: 7
Views: 317

Laptop Specification

Good Morning all, I've decided to teach myself 3D CAD and have been recommended FreeCAD to get going with. My day job is Engineering and being a Professional Engineer I'm well used to 2D CAD (AutoCAD) however, this is becoming limiting and the younger generation are all modelling using 3D and I want...

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