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by chris s
Mon Feb 26, 2018 7:08 pm
Forum: Help on using FreeCAD
Topic: Attaching sketch to face
Replies: 7
Views: 991

Attaching sketch to face

I want to pick up on the end face of a swept object and sweep it with a new path. But the end of the object is not a sketch so how can I convert it to a sketch? Or, I can generate a new sketch to copy the face but I cant find a way of picking up on the existing points.

I hope I made that clear.
by chris s
Tue Jan 23, 2018 9:30 am
Forum: Help on using FreeCAD
Topic: Difficulty Aligning Parts
Replies: 5
Views: 513

Re: Difficulty Aligning Parts

Thank you. I dont have that WB available on mine (0.16 R6706). But I would like to know why the draft move doesn't work in my application. I made an effort to learn it and it fell at the first fence so to speak. Disappointing, and not good for the ego!
by chris s
Mon Jan 22, 2018 7:28 pm
Forum: Help on using FreeCAD
Topic: Difficulty Aligning Parts
Replies: 5
Views: 513

Difficulty Aligning Parts

I have created two shapes, one is a 45 deg pipe bend, made using sweep of two shapes then cut. Another is a trumpet (ram pipe) using a profile rotated around axis. The idea was to then align the trumpet to the 45 deg face by moving the trumpet to make one assembly . But I could not find a way to ali...
by chris s
Thu Jan 11, 2018 5:14 pm
Forum: Help on using FreeCAD
Topic: Best way to build complex part
Replies: 8
Views: 486

Re: Best way to build complex part

Great thanks, I needed that clarity of thinking. Not used mirror before so will add that to my experience.

Just one more thing I have problems with is editing. For example how would be best to change the length of the flange?
by chris s
Thu Jan 11, 2018 2:46 pm
Forum: Help on using FreeCAD
Topic: Best way to build complex part
Replies: 8
Views: 486

Re: Best way to build complex part

Thanks for the encouragement. Here is the FCStd file. V 0.16. Rev 6706.

Sorry it looks a mess but that's just as I left it!
by chris s
Thu Jan 11, 2018 1:07 pm
Forum: Help on using FreeCAD
Topic: Best way to build complex part
Replies: 8
Views: 486

Best way to build complex part

I have been using FreeCad for about a year so am a newbie. Having terrific fun and have built some stuff that is already printed and working. But I am confused as to which approach to take when building a complex part. For example, I just tried to build a twin trumpet ram pipe for a car inlet manifo...
by chris s
Wed Mar 08, 2017 8:59 am
Forum: Help on using FreeCAD
Topic: Part Placement - changing values
Replies: 8
Views: 1250

Re: Part Placement - changing values

OK thanks to all for the help.
by chris s
Mon Mar 06, 2017 6:50 pm
Forum: Help on using FreeCAD
Topic: Part Placement - changing values
Replies: 8
Views: 1250

Re: Part Placement - changing values

Thank you, that explains what I didnt know about the numbers shortcuts. But I still cannot enter any values. Cursor does not blink, so I have no focus to start with. I have not clicked in object window; I just click on pad, then go directly to the placement x,y,z field, but there is no cursor. How c...
by chris s
Mon Mar 06, 2017 4:08 pm
Forum: Help on using FreeCAD
Topic: Part Placement - changing values
Replies: 8
Views: 1250

Re: Part Placement - changing values

Yes, position, not axis. I just checked to make sure.
by chris s
Mon Mar 06, 2017 3:09 pm
Forum: Help on using FreeCAD
Topic: Part Placement - changing values
Replies: 8
Views: 1250

Re: Part Placement - changing values

OK so I now have the pad, selected, and I select part workbench, but still cannot change the z value.

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