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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: 404

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: 404

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: 1093

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: 1093

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: 1093

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: 1093

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.
by chris s
Mon Mar 06, 2017 1:31 pm
Forum: Help on using FreeCAD
Topic: Part Placement - changing values
Replies: 8
Views: 1093

Part Placement - changing values

I am having problems moving a part to a desired location. I have created a sketch, then a pad, then I want to change the location of the pad in, say the z direction. When I try to type in a new value it does not change the value in the highlighted window, but the part moves to a different view angle...

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