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by GeneFC
Wed Mar 27, 2019 3:34 am
Forum: Users Showcase
Topic: Traction engine
Replies: 10
Views: 2037

Re: Traction engine

Such simple? Julius de Waal (not Julian) is a very prolific designer who has created hundreds of Solidworks models of varying complexity. This model, the Julian Traction Engine, is intentionally designed to be quite simple. Some others, such as his Allchin design, are full featured and quite comple...
by GeneFC
Thu Mar 21, 2019 2:28 pm
Forum: Install / Compile
Topic: [Solved] Freecad do not work on new computer
Replies: 5
Views: 156

Re: Freecad do not work on new computer

This sounds like an extremely common operation which usually works flawlessly. From your description it is not possible to understand what might be wrong.

Can you explain in more detail the exact steps you took? A screenshot of the resulting pad would be useful.

Gene
by GeneFC
Thu Mar 21, 2019 2:20 pm
Forum: Help on using FreeCAD
Topic: constraints
Replies: 2
Views: 103

Re: constraints

glenn_bel wrote:
Thu Mar 21, 2019 10:32 am
Can anyone tell me the basics of this constraints thing?
In addition to what Harry said, a very simple test, at least conceptually, is whether any element (vertex, line, arc, etc.) can be moved by selecting and dragging with the mouse. If true, then the sketch is not "fully constrained."

Gene
by GeneFC
Thu Mar 21, 2019 1:43 pm
Forum: Help on using FreeCAD
Topic: Bug? - Drawing draft circle against ImagePlane makes all lines disappear
Replies: 7
Views: 189

Re: Bug? - Drawing draft circle against ImagePlane makes all lines disappear

It could be a scale issue, but it is not clear there is a bug. Instead there seems to be a simple display limitation. Under some conditions of z-shift and viewing tilt I was able to get "z-fighting", which means the display function treats the ImagePlane and the Circle to be in the same plane. If I ...
by GeneFC
Thu Mar 21, 2019 12:09 am
Forum: Open discussion
Topic: Message "The requested topic does not exist."
Replies: 5
Views: 144

Re: Message "The requested topic does not exist."

I use a similar flow to open lots of unread messages. I have never seen the error message.

Gene
by GeneFC
Wed Mar 20, 2019 11:47 pm
Forum: Help on using FreeCAD
Topic: Bug? - Drawing draft circle against ImagePlane makes all lines disappear
Replies: 7
Views: 189

Re: Bug? - Drawing draft circle against ImagePlane makes all lines disappear

When all the features are at the exact same z-level the result is often undefined. Just move the image plane in the -z direction a small amount and the other features will become visible.

Gene
by GeneFC
Tue Mar 19, 2019 4:23 pm
Forum: Help on using FreeCAD
Topic: How do I move a sketch in an axis?
Replies: 28
Views: 781

Re: How do I move a sketch in an axis?

OK, I figured out why we are seeing different behaviors. I was using the simple position entries located under the Attachment Offset, while the troublesome results were coming from going into the secondary Attachment Offset task panel. I never use that task panel, as it provides little useful action...
by GeneFC
Tue Mar 19, 2019 3:50 pm
Forum: Open discussion
Topic: name FreeCAD 0.91 instead of 0.20, means version after 0.19 could be 0.91
Replies: 220
Views: 7179

Re: name FreeCAD 0.91 instead of 0.20, means version after 0.19 could be 0.91

just someone who has enough knowledge and experience that will not buy on cheap tricks. But that is exactly my point. There appear to be many thousands of users who thrive on "cheap tricks", as you say. Insisting that FreeCAD is worthless unless it can be used to design an Airbus is simply elitism ...
by GeneFC
Tue Mar 19, 2019 2:24 pm
Forum: Open discussion
Topic: name FreeCAD 0.91 instead of 0.20, means version after 0.19 could be 0.91
Replies: 220
Views: 7179

Re: name FreeCAD 0.91 instead of 0.20, means version after 0.19 could be 0.91

Do you realise what sort of people you're talking to ? That is just toooo funny. :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: We have had this discussion before. Not everyone is trying to build an Airbus. But in light of this new revelation I will never question Your Excellency again. :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol...
by GeneFC
Mon Mar 18, 2019 7:51 pm
Forum: Help on using FreeCAD
Topic: How do I move a sketch in an axis?
Replies: 28
Views: 781

Re: How do I move a sketch in an axis?

Against my better judgment I will reply. Sorry for the long quotes, but it seems necessary. Emphasis added. I'm not trying to argue with folks. But being told there's no bug when I link the bug is.... It's frustrating man. Is expressing that "argumentative"? What would you like me to do? My post tha...

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