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by jmaustpc
Sat Sep 18, 2021 12:57 pm
Forum: Help on using FreeCAD
Topic: Origin changes on stl import
Replies: 16
Views: 2014

Re: Origin changes on stl import

You could also make use of this macro Here is a macro to move a mesh to the origin G'day guys Just thought I would mention another idea. A long term FreeCAD developer, Kieth Sloan, has made an add on workbench named "toSketch" which contains various interesting tools that have been asked ...
by jmaustpc
Wed Sep 15, 2021 6:05 am
Forum: Open discussion
Topic: Way off topic, I am at a cattle sale
Replies: 16
Views: 1636

Re: Way off topic, I am at a cattle sale

Hi Jim, I hope it's OK to bring back this old post, It's actually lucky that you did! I noticed that a "lovely picture of cattle!" post on the previous page was a "spam in signature post" from a single post user, that had managed to get by us from over three years ago! :) As you...
by jmaustpc
Mon Sep 13, 2021 11:40 am
Forum: Open discussion
Topic: better symbol / icon for draft?
Replies: 3
Views: 348

Re: better symbol / icon for draft?

Yorik originally, a very long time ago, came to FreeCAD wanting to create a 2d CAD workbench, so he made Draft WB. It was always from the beginning primarily intended to be for 2d CAD. But since 2d in FreeCAD is 2d sitting on a plane in 3d, all the 2d items are in fact 3d in reality, so over time it...
by jmaustpc
Thu Sep 09, 2021 5:47 am
Forum: Open discussion
Topic: file extension FCStd -vs- fcstd
Replies: 21
Views: 1328

Re: file extension FCStd -vs- fcstd

I don't know if my comments help at all but I did ask once, a very very long time ago, which file extension was the "proper" one and why was there two. Just from memory, I think it might have actually been Jurgen who answered me. I was told that FCStd was the preferred extension but the lo...
by jmaustpc
Fri Sep 03, 2021 11:40 am
Forum: Help on using FreeCAD
Topic: Mesh booleans, Error with Openscad on latest app image.
Replies: 2
Views: 136

Re: Mesh booleans, Error with Openscad on latest app image.

have you told FreeCAD where OpenSCAD is, in the FreeCAD settings?
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by jmaustpc
Fri Sep 03, 2021 12:58 am
Forum: Open discussion
Topic: Issue migration to GitHub
Replies: 17
Views: 1428

Re: Issue migration to GitHub

It's also worth remembering that not all votes are equal, sometimes it is possible that a vote result can be lead astray by the "ignorant masses". Largely the more technical a matter, the less likely that the ignorant masses opinion has any value. Unrestricted voting only shows a result in...
by jmaustpc
Thu Sep 02, 2021 1:30 am
Forum: Help on using FreeCAD
Topic: I dont understand this error
Replies: 5
Views: 248

Re: I dont understand this error

Ok that works, thank you. The point is that a "constraint" is a command to tell the geometry to do something. When you apply a second constraint it must not conflict with the first or otherwise it just would not make sense. Your line's angle was already commanded to go vertical via your &...
by jmaustpc
Tue Aug 31, 2021 7:34 am
Forum: Help on using FreeCAD
Topic: Trouble merging/joining faces.
Replies: 11
Views: 6200

Re: Trouble merging/joining faces.

I've tried Draft->Facebinder, but without any good result. Sounds like you completely miss understand what Draft Face binder does and how it works. It is not a tool to join two faces together, it creates a new face (a bit like a clone) that is the same as the face of another solid and can be used a...
by jmaustpc
Mon Aug 30, 2021 2:00 pm
Forum: Help on using FreeCAD
Topic: [SOLVED] Very poor rendering of a solid made with sweep tool.
Replies: 9
Views: 256

Re: Very poor rendering of a solid made with sweep tool.

@ Domad Thank you ! Please note this detail : 0.5 : good 1 : bad 2 : good 4 : so it's OK, too. Do you see my point ? There is no limit value splitting things in two ranges, one acceptable, the other unacceptable. It goes back years, there was some sort of bug in Open Cascade (the CAD kernel used by...
by jmaustpc
Sun Aug 22, 2021 2:04 pm
Forum: Help on using FreeCAD
Topic: "failed to validate broken face" when trying to pad
Replies: 17
Views: 688

Re: "failed to validate broken face" when trying to pad

Some more errors, this sketch is bad, best to create these arcs first in about the right size and location, ensuring all end points are constrained with coincident or point to point tangent. Only then go back a try to add dimensional constraints. Look at the lower left of this next zoom in, and it's...

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