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by Mongrel_Shark
Wed Aug 08, 2018 4:42 am
Forum: Help on using FreeCAD
Topic: [0.17 PDN] How to engrave a ShapeString in a PDN-Body
Replies: 32
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Re: [0.17 PDN] How to engrave a ShapeString in a PDN-Body

Oh, there's something really weird in your file. In your Body, the features from Pad to Hole002 are all nested one inside the other as if they were Part objects. I've never seen that inside a Body. :? That happens every time I use hole. On both my 14.04 machine and 16.04 where I made these files. I...
by Mongrel_Shark
Wed Aug 08, 2018 2:38 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

Almost success. Selection_233.png I think if I didn’t use the circular text macro this would have been a lot cleaner, but much much harder too. I Just highlighted all shapestrings in FcString, right clicked and moved into body. I first tried to attach them to face, but it deleted all other placement...
by Mongrel_Shark
Wed Aug 08, 2018 1:44 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 have a clue whats going on now. Its possibly some kind of placements bug. But there is other weird stuff happening. I don't think its my method (Its always my method, never bugs :mrgreen: ) I can't get the text to fuse to the fitting. But I can get the fitting to fuse to the text. Which wouldn't g...
by Mongrel_Shark
Wed Aug 08, 2018 1:20 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

Still won't work with a support pad. Not sure whats going on.
by Mongrel_Shark
Wed Aug 08, 2018 1:09 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

Tried extruding shape and placing in body for boolean. That didn't work either. Just came up with an error saying fusion of tools failed.

Assuming its because of multiple solids. Will try making a support pad next.
by Mongrel_Shark
Wed Aug 08, 2018 12:57 am
Forum: Help on using FreeCAD
Topic: [0.17 PDN] How to engrave a ShapeString in a PDN-Body
Replies: 32
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Re: [0.17 PDN] How to engrave a ShapeString in a PDN-Body

If you want to apply an operation from outside of PartDesign you can always apply it to the body. You must not apply it to a feature, an error will be shown and problems may arise later, even if the operation seems to succeed. If you have modeled something outside of PartDesign and you want to cont...
by Mongrel_Shark
Tue Aug 07, 2018 10:51 pm
Forum: Help on using FreeCAD
Topic: [0.17 PDN] How to engrave a ShapeString in a PDN-Body
Replies: 32
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Re: [0.17 PDN] How to engrave a ShapeString in a PDN-Body

Ok so whats the best way to get the output from Circular text macro into a PDN body?
by Mongrel_Shark
Mon Aug 06, 2018 4:41 am
Forum: Help on using FreeCAD
Topic: [0.17 PDN] How to engrave a ShapeString in a PDN-Body
Replies: 32
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Re: [0.17 PDN] How to engrave a ShapeString in a PDN-Body

Looks like attaching to an origin plane did the trick. :D Also I skipped a step with the attaching. While the PART wb attachment method does work. I found another way :D It works in all Workbenches (I think). 1. First make sure the Origin for your body is visible. (if attaching to flat face, this is...
by Mongrel_Shark
Mon Aug 06, 2018 1:23 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 Guys I was looking for a better way to do this when I found this thread. Cheers. Saved me making a new thread :D Before now, my method was: Make the shape string (Draft wb), extrude Shape String (PART wb), then using a clone to get that into a body for boolean. I have also wondered if a shape bin...
by Mongrel_Shark
Mon Mar 19, 2018 5:46 am
Forum: Help on using FreeCAD
Topic: Transparency intermittent. fc0.17
Replies: 1
Views: 375

Transparency intermittent. fc0.17

Has anyone else had issues with transparency in the last 2 weeks or so? Lately I have had issues with transparency only working if something in the 3d view is selected. If nothing selected it goes semi transparent at best. Selected object could be an edge, a face, or an object from another workbench...

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