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by Mongrel_Shark
Wed Sep 12, 2018 10:11 pm
Forum: Help on using FreeCAD
Topic: how to do a screw
Replies: 2
Views: 145

Re: how to do a screw

Going to need more info please. How did you do a screw thread before? FC0.17 does threads much better now, but there are some changes in the process. Very quick explanation: You need to make a helix in Part WB then in Part Design WB make a shape binder from the helix, then attach datum plane to shap...
by Mongrel_Shark
Wed Sep 12, 2018 10:04 pm
Forum: Help on using FreeCAD
Topic: Can't select a body
Replies: 6
Views: 307

Re: Can't select a body

I tried the latest file. Seems to be 2 bodys you can't interact with in the part view.. Basev3 and top. Its only the last feature in both though. Both times its a pocket. Deleted pocket and used leftover sketch to make a new pocket and it got fixed. Did you do anything different when you made these ...
by Mongrel_Shark
Tue Aug 21, 2018 1:19 am
Forum: Help on using FreeCAD
Topic: [0.17 PDN] How to engrave a ShapeString in a PDN-Body
Replies: 32
Views: 2041

Re: [0.17 PDN] How to engrave a ShapeString in a PDN-Body

All good Chris. I have a lot of tolerance and patience for forum regulars. You guys are awesome. If it wasn't for freecad and the forum. I'd still be an unemployed disability pensioner ;) But now I am full time engineer :ugeek: Freecad is the best! I just wish I had time and skills to help out aroun...
by Mongrel_Shark
Fri Aug 10, 2018 3:57 am
Forum: Help on using FreeCAD
Topic: [0.17 PDN] How to engrave a ShapeString in a PDN-Body
Replies: 32
Views: 2041

Re: [0.17 PDN] How to engrave a ShapeString in a PDN-Body

Ok I think I have a way to do this in the body. I have two parts of the method that are less elegant than I would like. Hoping someone can improve upon this method. The goal was to put the part number p 4.2 on a conical section of a part with some cutaways in annoying position.. (I could have create...
by Mongrel_Shark
Fri Aug 10, 2018 1:37 am
Forum: Help on using FreeCAD
Topic: [0.17 PDN] How to engrave a ShapeString in a PDN-Body
Replies: 32
Views: 2041

Re: [0.17 PDN] How to engrave a ShapeString in a PDN-Body

hi maybe like this (but not body) Circular text 45 eg_Bis.FCStd i use FCCircularText (that you know and right not easy to use) and Macro_Rotate_To_Point or Macro_Center_Align_Objects_with_Faces_or_Edges Circular_text_45_eg_Bis.png example: https://www.freecadweb.org/wiki/images/f/fe/FCCircularText_...
by Mongrel_Shark
Fri Aug 10, 2018 1:27 am
Forum: Help on using FreeCAD
Topic: [0.17 PDN] How to engrave a ShapeString in a PDN-Body
Replies: 32
Views: 2041

Re: [0.17 PDN] How to engrave a ShapeString in a PDN-Body

There you seem to have overlays of characters. If I remove or hide all ShapeStrings except ShapeString005 I see the same text without the distracting doubles. Sorry I have no idea what you are talking about. Perhaps a screenshot or something? I think you must be looking at another document. I did l...
by Mongrel_Shark
Thu Aug 09, 2018 7:16 am
Forum: Help on using FreeCAD
Topic: [0.17 PDN] How to engrave a ShapeString in a PDN-Body
Replies: 32
Views: 2041

Re: [0.17 PDN] How to engrave a ShapeString in a PDN-Body

I'm not digging that quote wormhole any deeper. :? My question was how do I chose a monospaced font. Not How do I change the font . <-- this is the question that has been answered. I wans't asking How do I choose a monospaced fon't using freecad exclusively. I know almost nothing about font's or wri...
by Mongrel_Shark
Thu Aug 09, 2018 3:27 am
Forum: Help on using FreeCAD
Topic: HELP! made my project but need to send it
Replies: 2
Views: 108

Re: HELP! made my project but need to send it

Hi Brand new to this. Welcome to Freecad and the forum. I use freecad in prototype design for a living. I'm still learning too, but am a few years ahead of you :D I regularly 3d print parts on my printer as well as get parts made via cnc and injection mould by 3rd party’s. If your getting 2 objects ...
by Mongrel_Shark
Thu Aug 09, 2018 3:12 am
Forum: Help on using FreeCAD
Topic: Loft with Cuts - a Bug?
Replies: 24
Views: 606

Re: Loft with Cuts - a Bug?

Hi TheMarkster A quick 2 cents while I'm having lunch. You want a solid with a hole in it. Thats 2 features. Treat them as such and you won't get these problems. Try to take shortcuts and make them a single feature and you will get a headache. Always try to avoid multiple perimeters in a single sket...
by Mongrel_Shark
Thu Aug 09, 2018 2:29 am
Forum: Help on using FreeCAD
Topic: [0.17 PDN] How to engrave a ShapeString in a PDN-Body
Replies: 32
Views: 2041

Re: [0.17 PDN] How to engrave a ShapeString in a PDN-Body

In the properties of the ShapeString, you can change the font used. See Draft ShapeString (Font File property) That wasn't really what I was asking. I was wondering how do I choose a mono-spaced font from the options provided? I didn't see any property’s or data on the fonts available describing th...

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