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by Mongrel_Shark
Tue Oct 18, 2016 7:02 am
Forum: Help on using FreeCAD
Topic: Boolean text error
Replies: 6
Views: 876

Re: Boolean text error

Ok that worked a lot better. Although I didn't get it to map the string to the face. I had to position the string via placement property’s. Including changing the z to lift it to just below the face.. Was going to have to change that anyway and I seem to be doing it a lot quicker now. I guess practi...
by Mongrel_Shark
Tue Oct 18, 2016 6:23 am
Forum: Help on using FreeCAD
Topic: Boolean text error
Replies: 6
Views: 876

Re: Boolean text error

Opps. I did indeed mean shape string where I wrote script. I have had limited success with this in the past. As I mentioned. I could only get one line to boolean. Trying to string a second line worked and I could extrude fine. But then applying that second extrude to a face that already had a cut or...
by Mongrel_Shark
Tue Oct 18, 2016 3:34 am
Forum: Help on using FreeCAD
Topic: Boolean text error
Replies: 6
Views: 876

Boolean text error

I am attempting to make a business card for 3d printing. I think I have successfully imported and extruded a .svg from inkscape with some text. I chose this method over scripting because scripting wouldn't let me do multiple lines of text on one face in the past. I only have one line atm but plan on...
by Mongrel_Shark
Mon Oct 17, 2016 11:43 pm
Forum: Help on using FreeCAD
Topic: Broke my filliter??
Replies: 16
Views: 1422

Re: Broke my filliter??

OH!!

I completely missed the drop down :roll:

Thank you that helps a lot!
by Mongrel_Shark
Mon Oct 17, 2016 7:03 am
Forum: Help on using FreeCAD
Topic: Broke my filliter??
Replies: 16
Views: 1422

Re: Broke my filliter??

As you have done with the sphere you can do with an ellipsoid. Create a sketch with half of an ellipse and continue as before.
That is exactly what I wanted to do....

Um.... How exactly does one make half an ellipsoid? I couldn’t get it to delete the bits I didn't want...
by Mongrel_Shark
Sun Oct 16, 2016 6:15 am
Forum: Help on using FreeCAD
Topic: Broke my filliter??
Replies: 16
Views: 1422

Re: Broke my filliter??

Ok attempt 3 went heaps better now I have an equal number of faces :D. The computer liked it more too, less processor drain and no freecad crashes this time :D Getting faster too. Only took me about 5 min to do the main body of the attached file. I can also change the sweep sketches and alter the fi...
by Mongrel_Shark
Sun Oct 16, 2016 5:57 am
Forum: Help on using FreeCAD
Topic: Broke my filliter??
Replies: 16
Views: 1422

Re: Broke my filliter??

Not a circle made of 4 arcs. A square with filleted corners. The line length left is only 0.01mm. Goal is to have the same number of segments between both sketches. Otherwise you don't get a proper sweep. Ohhh Thats why I couldn’t get a flat face there.... facepalm. I was looking at the downloaded ...
by Mongrel_Shark
Sun Oct 16, 2016 4:42 am
Forum: Help on using FreeCAD
Topic: Broke my filliter??
Replies: 16
Views: 1422

Re: Broke my filliter??

OK I think I have the hang of the Part Sweep tool Attached is the latest version lure. Its a lot closer to what my friend wants (ultimately he wants a few sizes and shapes etc). A lot of the filleted bits in the first version where not strictly necessary. I just didn't know how to do it another way....
by Mongrel_Shark
Sun Oct 16, 2016 2:39 am
Forum: Help on using FreeCAD
Topic: Broke my filliter??
Replies: 16
Views: 1422

Re: Broke my filliter??

Ohhhh Worked it out. Offset sketch :) I got the tapered part. Now I just need to box out the back half :)| Give me another few min... I'll work it out shortly (scrolls down on this page and looks at gif again) Oh I see. Thats what that pocket is for .lol. Ok I'll try that and see what I get with my ...
by Mongrel_Shark
Sun Oct 16, 2016 1:30 am
Forum: Help on using FreeCAD
Topic: Broke my filliter??
Replies: 16
Views: 1422

Re: Broke my filliter??

Trying to muddle my way through the part sweep by copying Normans file.

Cant seem to get the circle (made from 4 arcs that’s a neat trick took me a moment to see whats going on there) to go on the end of the sweep direction line.

Am I doing my sketches in the wrong order?

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