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by oldmachine
Tue Sep 11, 2018 6:36 pm
Forum: Help on using FreeCAD
Topic: Loft face of involute gear works, loft 2d offset of same face doesn't
Replies: 13
Views: 553

Re: Loft face of involute gear works, loft 2d offset of same face doesn't

I love gears and have designed / made wood and plastic clocks… fun! I won’t comment on the usefulness of what you’re trying to accomplish but, will point out that it is easy to do. I did this via Part workbench (though, I always start with a PartDesign and Part/Body, even if it's not used.). Using P...
by oldmachine
Sat Sep 08, 2018 9:56 pm
Forum: Help on using FreeCAD
Topic: Text on logo
Replies: 13
Views: 600

Re: Text on logo

Weird... I may have posted a preliminary file but, the one I have (as the finished one) shows it correctly...
Good catch

AHHH! Now I remember! We had a 4hour power outage and that was why I posted the prelim file...
by oldmachine
Sat Sep 08, 2018 9:34 pm
Forum: Help on using FreeCAD
Topic: Text on logo
Replies: 13
Views: 600

Re: Text on logo

Actually, that's how I did it - just forgot to list it in write up.
by oldmachine
Sat Sep 08, 2018 8:12 pm
Forum: Help on using FreeCAD
Topic: Text on logo
Replies: 13
Views: 600

Re: Text on logo

It’s very easy… Here’s an example to try: NOTE: Probably a BUG but, Perhaps because I use a Mac with a custom setup, I must enter data using the Enter-Key , clicking OK/Apply for text does not work. In PartDesign workbench: 1) Create a base for your Logo and Text Something like a Rectangle and Pad i...
by oldmachine
Fri Sep 07, 2018 7:33 pm
Forum: Help on using FreeCAD
Topic: How to change a Plane level?
Replies: 11
Views: 426

Re: How to change a Plane level?

I wanted to follow-up with a recommendation... If you like using Slic3r - you can install RepetierHost https://www.repetier.com . Slic3r is embedded in it (and/or can link it to the Slic3r you currently have installed). The advantage of using Repetier is the user interface presents the object's tran...
by oldmachine
Fri Sep 07, 2018 5:40 pm
Forum: Help on using FreeCAD
Topic: How to change a Plane level?
Replies: 11
Views: 426

Re: How to change a Plane level?

Using PartDesign workbench... First - with respect to “Slic3r” If creating a gizmo in FreeCAD with it’s features above the XY plane and individually exported, Slic3r will drop them on the bed without respect to where they are in FreeCAD (even if Auto Arrange is Off, at least in my older version of S...
by oldmachine
Thu Sep 06, 2018 10:11 pm
Forum: Help on using FreeCAD
Topic: How to change a Plane level?
Replies: 11
Views: 426

Re: How to change a Plane level?

The reason Slic3r wasn't doing as wanted is the exported .stl are referenced to the Origin in the Parent File. You can facilitate tricking slicers by using Bodies in a Part and Datum planes for mapping. Hence, one reason I suggested getting to know datum planes... A good example of 'why' to know the...
by oldmachine
Thu Sep 06, 2018 8:56 pm
Forum: Help on using FreeCAD
Topic: How to change a Plane level?
Replies: 11
Views: 426

Re: How to change a Plane level?

Note that: 1) Exported .stl are referenced to the Origin of the Part. 2) Bodies are drawn referenced to the Origin of the Body. You don’t need a Body but, I recommend using one (in Part Design). Slicers import stl with the referenced (native) origin used when exported. Two Simple Solutions… 1) Slice...
by oldmachine
Fri Aug 17, 2018 6:13 pm
Forum: Help on using FreeCAD
Topic: Workflow to draw a compound grind on a knife edge?
Replies: 4
Views: 339

Re: Workflow to draw a compound grind on a knife edge?

I designed knives for BenchMade (worlds best knives).

The edge is simply a shape that follows a path.

The shape depends on type/use of knife (and the equipment you have for grinding).

Here’s a screenshot off the net with typical shapes.

Create your path and shape cross-section and sweep it.
by oldmachine
Fri Aug 10, 2018 6:07 pm
Forum: Help on using FreeCAD
Topic: How to create face from shape?
Replies: 12
Views: 2023

Re: How to create face from shape?

'UR' That's a good approach - was very quick and did not need to cut it down to 1/4...etc
The trick is to setup the DXF import as you indicated... (still prefer to extrude in PartDesign)

Thanks for the tip

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