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by rstech
Wed Mar 20, 2019 6:44 am
Forum: Help on using FreeCAD
Topic: creating a 3 D part from a silhouette
Replies: 9
Views: 352

Re: creating a 3 D part from a silhouette

Maybe the Lithophane workbench can help here: https://forum.freecadweb.org/viewtopic.php?f=9&t=30496
by rstech
Thu Feb 28, 2019 8:05 am
Forum: Help on using FreeCAD
Topic: Part design object single solid only?
Replies: 21
Views: 653

Re: Part design object single solid only?

It all depends on "design intent". For example if you have a PCB with a copper layer and want to "etch" the copper into separate spurs, you want to remain the spurs in one part with one material. So the part (copper sheet) contains several bodies (spurs).
by rstech
Thu Feb 28, 2019 7:01 am
Forum: Help on using FreeCAD
Topic: part wb <-> part design wb
Replies: 8
Views: 325

Re: part wb <-> part design wb

A suggestion would be to fuse both workbenches into one "Best of Both Worlds" workbench?
by rstech
Thu Feb 28, 2019 6:58 am
Forum: Help on using FreeCAD
Topic: No visual modell
Replies: 6
Views: 286

Re: No visual modell

Maybe your model is out of scale? Try to zoom in on all objects.
by rstech
Wed Feb 13, 2019 8:23 am
Forum: Help on using FreeCAD
Topic: How to draw a shell for hollow bodies
Replies: 8
Views: 228

Re: How to draw a shell for hollow bodies

The thickness feature should do the trick of creating a shell. Its in the Part and Part Design workbench.
by rstech
Tue Feb 12, 2019 10:04 am
Forum: Open discussion
Topic: pattern generator
Replies: 7
Views: 376

Re: pattern generator

Looks great! Can this also be used to fill a 3D surface? For example to clad organic shaped buildings?
by rstech
Tue Feb 12, 2019 9:58 am
Forum: Open discussion
Topic: FreeCad compared to other platforms
Replies: 5
Views: 559

Re: FreeCad compared to other platforms

FreeCad is platform independ, which might help if you want to switch to Linux for example. Not much of the main CAD software have a Linux version, I know PTC Creo and Solidworks don't.
by rstech
Tue Feb 12, 2019 9:52 am
Forum: Help on using FreeCAD
Topic: Best File Type To Convert Other 2D CAD Drawings to FreeCDAD
Replies: 6
Views: 214

Re: Best File Type To Convert Other 2D CAD Drawings to FreeCDAD

Since DXF has different versions it can also help to use an intermediate step through LibreCAD (import in LibreCAD and then export to DXF)
by rstech
Sat Feb 09, 2019 2:58 pm
Forum: Help on using FreeCAD
Topic: How do I hollow out shapes like piping?
Replies: 8
Views: 152

Re: How do I hollow out shapes like piping?

Otherwise the Thickness button in Part or Part Design workbench will do the trick.
by rstech
Sat Feb 09, 2019 1:37 pm
Forum: Help on using FreeCAD
Topic: one transformed shape done not intersect support on revolution
Replies: 5
Views: 121

Re: one transformed shape done not intersect support on revolution

Should this not be considered an polar array of parts instead of a feature? (because the "balls" do not intersect with the core they will become loose bodies).Then you should use an array of (loose) parts in assembly mode.

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