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by Willem
Thu Dec 12, 2019 1:13 pm
Forum: Help on using FreeCAD
Topic: How to fill gaps between walls and cut wall ins Arch
Replies: 9
Views: 134

Re: How to fill gaps between walls and cut wall ins Arch

Welcome to the forum

Make a sketch with all desired walls and dimension the sketch. When a sketch is 100% dimensioned then the lines turn from white to green color. In the Arch workbench the walls will be built without gaps
by Willem
Wed Dec 11, 2019 3:36 pm
Forum: Help on using FreeCAD
Topic: Joining 2 object "pipes"
Replies: 3
Views: 100

Re: Joining 2 object "pipes"

Mike, at first welcome to the forum My guess is that you are working in the Part design workbench. In a body you do not need to join the shapes you made because Freecad sees a body as one solid. The Part workbench is different because there you need to do a boolean union of the different shapes you ...
by Willem
Sun Dec 08, 2019 3:00 pm
Forum: Users Showcase
Topic: Small single-family house made of foam concrete.
Replies: 12
Views: 1348

Re: Small single-family house made of foam concrete.

I like this project, but 1 comment. I am afraid that when I am on top of the stairs I hit my head to the roof. My suggestion is to rotate the top of the stair 90 degrees to the middle of the house
by Willem
Tue Dec 03, 2019 6:25 pm
Forum: Help on using FreeCAD
Topic: Sketch Loses Shape After Spreadsheet Dim Change
Replies: 7
Views: 171

Re: Sketch Loses Shape After Spreadsheet Dim Change

My advice to prevent flipping is to change the dimensioning .
In this design I see a dimension "Width" of 38.1 mm and a "Thickness" of 3.175 mm.
Inroduce a Dimension Width-2 and let the spreadsheet calculate 38.1 - 3.175.
Now the Width-2 is a hard dimension and flipping of the 3.175 mm is not possible
by Willem
Mon Dec 02, 2019 5:05 pm
Forum: Help on using FreeCAD
Topic: Cannot change length
Replies: 5
Views: 134

Re: Cannot change length

A new workbench "Mesh Remodel" may be useful. I discovered it this afternoon. Here is the info about this workbench https://forum.freecadweb.org/viewtopic.php?f=9&t=38670. Tomorrow I am going to play with it
by Willem
Sun Dec 01, 2019 2:23 pm
Forum: Help on using FreeCAD
Topic: [SOLVED] Is there a fix for the Draft to Sketch: All objects must be co-planar error.
Replies: 6
Views: 134

Re: Is there a fix for the Draft to Sketch: All objects must be co-planar error.

The shape you made in Draft is probably a 3D design. When the shape is all on the same plane it will convert without a problem to a sketch, which is always 2d
by Willem
Sun Dec 01, 2019 10:54 am
Forum: Help on using FreeCAD
Topic: Building a Stackable 5-Sided Plywood Box - Help w/ Sketcher
Replies: 5
Views: 110

Re: Building a Stackable 5-Sided Plywood Box - Help w/ Sketcher

In addition to the post of Chris I want to give the advice not to make the sketches to big. In situations like these I would split the sketch to 1 sketch for the outline and several sketches for the holes. These holes can be placed in the good position by using the "Create link to external geometry"...
by Willem
Thu Nov 28, 2019 3:52 pm
Forum: Help on using FreeCAD
Topic: Hoping to find a solution to intersect in part design
Replies: 4
Views: 108

Re: Hoping to find a solution to intersect in part design

Upgrade your system. Freecad 0.18 has new tools for this. For an example how it works watch the excellent video made by Harry https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tzHkQaHgrfQ&t=732s
by Willem
Wed Nov 27, 2019 10:55 pm
Forum: Help on using FreeCAD
Topic: Cut one object out of another which is rotated
Replies: 4
Views: 105

Re: Cut one object out of another which is rotated

If you want to built complex steel structures look at the "Dodo" workbench https://forum.freecadweb.org/viewtopic.php?f=36&t=38464
by Willem
Wed Nov 27, 2019 9:06 pm
Forum: Help on using FreeCAD
Topic: Icons and Tool Menus
Replies: 4
Views: 95

Re: Icons and Tool Menus

Move the Toolbars, perhaps 2 toolbars are partly above each other

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