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by Brutha
Mon May 31, 2021 1:40 pm
Forum: Open discussion
Topic: FreeCAD Vector() is a "point in space" or an "oriented segment"?
Replies: 16
Views: 939

Re: FreeCAD Vector() is a "point in space" or an "oriented segment"?

Perhaps think of it like this: the 3 numbers are magnitudes, not co-ordinates.

So, vector(2,0,0) is a vector of magnitude 2 pointing along the x axis.
by Brutha
Sun May 16, 2021 12:43 pm
Forum: Help on using FreeCAD
Topic: Std Link and the Transform tool
Replies: 1
Views: 146

Std Link and the Transform tool

Hi All, One thing I just noticed when using Std Link with Part Design, is that the transform tool doesn't seem to work on the linked body, at least for me: - Create a body with some object in it. - Create a std link to the body. - The transform tool works on the original but is greyed out when the l...
by Brutha
Mon May 03, 2021 8:59 am
Forum: Help on using FreeCAD
Topic: Assembly 3 - angle constraints
Replies: 4
Views: 257

Re: Assembly 3 - angle constraints

In my (limited) experience, the answer to both questions is YES, and even with the sketch you will end up with things "flipping" on you :( unless you adopt special measures. That's why animation will work (because you moving small step at a time) when simple rotation might (will) fail. Ot...
by Brutha
Sun May 02, 2021 10:28 am
Forum: Help on using FreeCAD
Topic: Assembly 3 - angle constraints
Replies: 4
Views: 257

Re: Assembly 3 - angle constraints

Although, thinking about how the whole thing works, am I being optimistic to *expect* that I should be able to change the angles by that much at a time?

Is it just limited to small angle changes at a time, by the nature of the solving approach?
by Brutha
Sun May 02, 2021 9:52 am
Forum: Help on using FreeCAD
Topic: Assembly 3 - angle constraints
Replies: 4
Views: 257

Assembly 3 - angle constraints

Hi All, Have been playing again with Assembly 3 - I just put together a little test file with a base, then a plate that can be elevated, and on top of that a pointer that should be able to revolve through 0-360 degrees. You can set the elevation and pointer angle in the properties of the MyConstrain...
by Brutha
Sat Apr 10, 2021 2:15 pm
Forum: Open discussion
Topic: Some way to isolate/separate body being edited
Replies: 30
Views: 2202

Re: Some way to isolate/separate body being edited

- Correct some bugs - Added use info - Alternatively, bind it to some keyboard shortcut (im using Ctrl+spacebar) Thanks for the macro! However, on my system I get the following error when I try and use it: Traceback (most recent call last): File "/Users/XXXXXX/Library/Preferences/FreeCAD/Macro...
by Brutha
Sat Apr 10, 2021 1:56 pm
Forum: Help on using FreeCAD
Topic: Toggle visibility
Replies: 2
Views: 89

Re: Toggle visibility

Thanks, just what I'm looking for!

Although, it currently returns an error, but will post that in the linked topic....
by Brutha
Sat Apr 10, 2021 1:27 pm
Forum: Help on using FreeCAD
Topic: Toggle visibility
Replies: 2
Views: 89

Toggle visibility

Hi All, Quick question, since I'm finding it tricky to deal with this in my current model! Let's imagine I have a hierarchical structure like this, with bodies in parts: Part 1 --> Part 2 -----> Body 1 -----> Body 2 -----> Part 3 --------> Body 5 --------> Body 6 --> Part 4 --------> Body 7 And now ...
by Brutha
Wed Mar 24, 2021 10:04 am
Forum: Help on using FreeCAD
Topic: Cycles render engine setup
Replies: 5
Views: 528

Re: Cycles render engine setup

Yes, not sure what happened there! This should work:

https://vectronic.io/posts/building-fre ... s-big-sur/
by Brutha
Tue Mar 23, 2021 1:20 pm
Forum: Help on using FreeCAD
Topic: Cycles render engine setup
Replies: 5
Views: 528

Re: Cycles render engine setup

drmacro wrote: Sat Mar 13, 2021 4:16 pm Has anyone setup cycles render?
Yes, with a great deal of help from Vectronic - this is on MacOS though. Instructions here:

https://vectronic.io/posts/building-fre ... s-big-sur/

It works very nicely though once you've got it going, so worth persisting!

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