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by ppemawm
Fri May 08, 2020 11:42 pm
Forum: Users Showcase
Topic: Fridge Handle
Replies: 7
Views: 977

Re: Fridge Handle

The handle has a bunch of random curves and angles everywhere so I spent a lot of time zooming 1:1 and putting a reference handle to the screen to do shape matching. Thank you for all the interesting details. A couple of minor comments on your work process: Sometimes you can take a picture of the f...
by ppemawm
Fri May 08, 2020 6:02 pm
Forum: Users Showcase
Topic: Fridge Handle
Replies: 7
Views: 977

Re: Fridge Handle

raidho36 wrote:
Fri May 08, 2020 3:22 pm
...(only)! took me the whole day to make it!
Wow. For a complete beginner that is quite impressive. Thanks for sharing.

I for one would like to know what workbench you used, the version number, hurdles overcome, and any particular
modelling strategy, etc.
by ppemawm
Sun Apr 26, 2020 6:41 pm
Forum: Help on using FreeCAD
Topic: Sketch or datum plane alignment to tilted face
Replies: 4
Views: 128

Re: Sketch or datum plane alignment to tilted face

My question is how to properly attach sketch or datum plane so it is parallel to a tilted face? Attach to the sketch that created the tilted face. Use Sketcher > Map mode > Normal to Edge and with Attachment offset rotate the sketch 90 deg about the sketch X or Y axis. This is usually fool proof un...
by ppemawm
Wed Apr 22, 2020 1:07 pm
Forum: Open discussion
Topic: Part design and design intent/concept
Replies: 66
Views: 2313

Re: Part design and design intent/concept

Mostly everything is already there, FreeCAD needs polish, not new features. +1 As a mechanical design engineer I prefer the Part Design workbench and Assembly4 with a few tools from Part (mirror) and Draft (arrays) workbenches. However, Part Design Fillet, Chamfer, Draft, and Thickness could use so...
by ppemawm
Mon Apr 20, 2020 2:50 pm
Forum: Help on using FreeCAD
Topic: Datum planes, LCS, and base sketches...modeling challenge
Replies: 17
Views: 442

Re: Datum planes, LCS, and base sketches...modeling challenge

I modeled this up using a base sketch Nicely done. It is a tricky object to model. I like your idea of using a master or "base" sketch since it has the potential to dramatically improve the robustness of the model. The real test for a model is how easily it can be changed without blowing up. For so...
by ppemawm
Mon Apr 20, 2020 2:29 pm
Forum: Help on using FreeCAD
Topic: How do I make a Master Sketch
Replies: 5
Views: 187

Re: How do I make a Master Sketch

a reference to any documentation or tutorials about what a Master Sketch is, or how to construct one. If such material exists, could someone kindly direct me to it. You may find this post by sjgallagher2 useful: https://forum.freecadweb.org/viewtopic.php?f=36&t=43451 Although V0.17 is referenced, m...
by ppemawm
Sat Apr 18, 2020 9:52 pm
Forum: Help on using FreeCAD
Topic: How to rotate multiple bodies until they touch the edge of a third - SOLVED
Replies: 6
Views: 218

Re: How to rotate multiple bodies until they touch the edge of a third

I attempted to use the macro and got the following syntax error: I am not a programmer so hopefully someone else can help out with the syntax error. In the meantime, try this one: __Name__ = 'Measure Circle' __Comment__ = 'Compute the radius of a circle by 3 points or a circular edge' __Author__ = ...
by ppemawm
Sat Apr 18, 2020 6:57 pm
Forum: Help on using FreeCAD
Topic: How to rotate multiple bodies until they touch the edge of a third - SOLVED
Replies: 6
Views: 218

Re: How to rotate multiple bodies until they touch the edge of a third

My desire is to rotate the LeftHingeBody and BrigdeBody about a line passing through the axis of the hinge pin until some surface on the bottom of the bridge or bridge support just touches the lower right edge of the frame section. One way to do this is to place both bodies in a Part container so t...
by ppemawm
Thu Apr 16, 2020 12:06 pm
Forum: Tutorials and videos
Topic: V0.19 Benchmarking--Intermediate Level Tutorials
Replies: 5
Views: 1241

Re: V0.19 Benchmarking--Intermediate Level Tutorials

Nice work as always :) Did you follow the rules of the challenge - not peeking in second stage drawing? Do you plan sharing the files? That blog post is not very clear about usage in free/non commercial/open source cases... Thank you for your kind comments. I did peek in order to understand the des...
by ppemawm
Wed Apr 15, 2020 8:40 pm
Forum: Tutorials and videos
Topic: V0.19 Benchmarking--Intermediate Level Tutorials
Replies: 5
Views: 1241

V0.19 Benchmarking--Intermediate Level Tutorials

With release of version 0.19 on the horizon, I thought it may be a good time to benchmark PartDesign workbench against one of the more popular commercial CAD software. Inspired by freecad-heini-1's example (https://forum.freecadweb.org/viewtopic.php?f=36&t=44262), the models and tutorials shown here...

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