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by kefir
Mon May 27, 2019 4:35 pm
Forum: Help on using FreeCAD
Topic: Best practices for re-usable features.
Replies: 11
Views: 671

Re: Best practices for re-usable features.

Maybe a Master Sketch workflow would suit your needs in this case as well, without additional addons?

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by kefir
Wed Feb 27, 2019 9:09 pm
Forum: Help on using FreeCAD
Topic: Part design object single solid only?
Replies: 21
Views: 767

Re: Part design object single solid only?

Why does the middle part disappear and the outer part stay, is there a rule for what stays and what goes? There is no rule for this. If a body is split into two distinct shapes by an operation such as my groove, perhaps it would make sense to split these shapes into separate Bodies in the FreeCAD d...
by kefir
Tue Feb 26, 2019 11:16 pm
Forum: Help on using FreeCAD
Topic: Part design object single solid only?
Replies: 21
Views: 767

Part design object single solid only?

Hey, I'm learning more about FreeCAD, but I also discover that there are some details I'm probably not understanding right. Does a Part Design object always have to be a single solid? If some parts aren't meant to touch, do I have to design multiple parts and assemble them with something like Assemb...
by kefir
Mon Feb 25, 2019 10:39 pm
Forum: Help on using FreeCAD
Topic: Reusing a pattern in multiple separate parts?
Replies: 12
Views: 558

Re: Reusing a pattern in multiple separate parts?

I'd like to try to connect the male and female end connectors to the main part. In the attached file I've sort of placed the connectors in approximately the place and padded them there. I didn't do the math, so it's visibly off it. I was hoping there was some way to snap the sketches on to the edge...
by kefir
Mon Feb 25, 2019 8:12 pm
Forum: Help on using FreeCAD
Topic: Reusing a pattern in multiple separate parts?
Replies: 12
Views: 558

Re: Reusing a pattern in multiple separate parts?

Seems I managed to figure something out. I used the Part -> Attachment.. tool. Started by choosing only the edge of the sketch that I wanted to connect to the solid (and not the entire sketch). Then I chose Part -> Attachment, and chose the edge I wanted to connect to. I chose Attachment mode Inerti...
by kefir
Mon Feb 25, 2019 5:23 pm
Forum: Help on using FreeCAD
Topic: Reusing a pattern in multiple separate parts?
Replies: 12
Views: 558

Re: Reusing a pattern in multiple separate parts?

I see, thanks for the explanation. I'm trying to design some toy train tracks as an example use of the master sketch, as I've learned so far. :) I've made the profile, which I can extrude/pad to the shape I like, but now I'm a bit stuck on the end connectors. I'm attaching the design I've made so fa...
by kefir
Sun Feb 24, 2019 10:16 pm
Forum: Help on using FreeCAD
Topic: Reusing a pattern in multiple separate parts?
Replies: 12
Views: 558

Re: Reusing a pattern in multiple separate parts?

Thanks, that was much easier. :) It's not easy to understand the difference between stuff like Draft Clone and Part Design Clone. From a usability perspective, perhaps they can be consolidated into a single Clone function available from both workbenches? Could the "right" function be selected automa...
by kefir
Sun Feb 24, 2019 4:03 pm
Forum: Help on using FreeCAD
Topic: Reusing a pattern in multiple separate parts?
Replies: 12
Views: 558

Re: Reusing a pattern in multiple separate parts?

Thanks people. I'm trying to use Clone, and I got it to work in the end - but I think I may be doing something wrong because this involved quite a few manual steps every time. 1. create a body with a single sketch (master sketch) 2. clone the sketch with Part Design Clone 3. select the clone, and ad...
by kefir
Sat Feb 16, 2019 5:55 pm
Forum: Help on using FreeCAD
Topic: Reusing a pattern in multiple separate parts?
Replies: 12
Views: 558

Reusing a pattern in multiple separate parts?

Hi, I've experienced a few situations where i feel the need for creating a reusable pattern to include in several part designs. For example, let's say I want to make some holes to screw two parts together. This is a fairly simple example, so I currently just design the same pattern of holes on each ...
by kefir
Tue Jan 22, 2019 9:30 pm
Forum: Help on using FreeCAD
Topic: Element repeated multiple times at an angle?
Replies: 10
Views: 285

Re: Element repeated multiple times at an angle?

Hmm, looks like I suddenly managed. This time I snapped the point for Center of Rotation to a reference line 2.5mm to the right of the actual edge, like I realized you probably did. To match the center of the parts to move/rotate? Now I get 177.5, while you got 177.417 or something very close. My an...

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