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by tommeyers
Thu May 10, 2018 2:19 pm
Forum: Help on using FreeCAD
Topic: Converting model aircraft plans into a 3D model for printing
Replies: 65
Views: 4640

Re: Converting model aircraft plans into a 3D model for printing

Step 1: Here are the two formers. They were traced from the images and placed 66 mm apart on the y axis. I used closed splines with control points at the axes and two more in each quadrant. I got a good match to the drawing. Please explore in sketcher. Please examine the two sketches and manipulate ...
by tommeyers
Thu May 10, 2018 1:06 am
Forum: Help on using FreeCAD
Topic: Converting model aircraft plans into a 3D model for printing
Replies: 65
Views: 4640

Re: Converting model aircraft plans into a 3D model for printing

it is 9PM here; I am on Atlantic Time currently the same as US Eastern Time. I live in the Dominican Republic. I have the two images and the measure 66mm.

Tom Meyers
by tommeyers
Wed May 09, 2018 10:49 pm
Forum: Help on using FreeCAD
Topic: Converting model aircraft plans into a 3D model for printing
Replies: 65
Views: 4640

Re: Converting model aircraft plans into a 3D model for printing

Tony,

Give me something more concrete but small; what is the first thing you want to do but can't? I'll try to write the steps for you.

Tom Meyers
by tommeyers
Tue May 08, 2018 5:12 pm
Forum: Open discussion
Topic: Tooltips and Property sheets
Replies: 0
Views: 317

Tooltips and Property sheets

I think this is simply that a few little things need to be squared-up, please: Tool Tips - add tool tip text (hover text) for all property items in the property QTreeView, some are missing; this makes all items equal sources of context help. Property Displays - The properties can be assigned to a gr...
by tommeyers
Mon May 07, 2018 10:33 pm
Forum: Help on using FreeCAD
Topic: How to make lines coincident in sketch mode
Replies: 3
Views: 736

Re: How to make lines coincident in sketch mode

I think you can both simplify and silve this problem: eliminate tje constriction lines and directly use the axes as the referenced lines.

Please include your version number: menu, about, copy to clipboard then paste with your post (its not too late)
by tommeyers
Mon May 07, 2018 2:40 pm
Forum: Help on using FreeCAD
Topic: Best practices for fits and tolerances and 3D-printing
Replies: 5
Views: 464

Re: Best practices for fits and tolerances and 3D-printing

I recommend that you take a look at your slicer or take a look at Cura. I googled and read enough to see that your problem is common and that there are things you can do in Cura to make adjustments.

Try this:

https://www.thingiverse.com/thing:342198

Tom Meyers
by tommeyers
Fri May 04, 2018 1:31 pm
Forum: Open discussion
Topic: How to install Freecad without computer, laptop, notebook or something else?
Replies: 15
Views: 859

Re: How to install Freecad without computer, laptop, notebook or something else?

Install it on an AWS instance or other free cloud location.
by tommeyers
Fri May 04, 2018 12:40 am
Forum: Developers corner
Topic: Integrating LO Calc
Replies: 8
Views: 475

Re: Integrating LO Calc

Your idea is interesting and it motivated me to google :"3d modelling integrated with spreadsheet You and others may find that the results help you define the integration. While the current FC capabilities meet my needs It leaves me with two gut feelings: it might be fragile and it might later limit...
by tommeyers
Wed May 02, 2018 12:14 am
Forum: Help on using FreeCAD
Topic: Constraints stopping me from changing line length
Replies: 12
Views: 406

Re: Constraints stopping me from changing line length

Undo is a frustration. Sometimes it works other times no results. I have some suspicion that one (ostensibly undoable) action can be reversed with multiple undos; no hard evidence but i can imagine the code doing that. I have my own undo scheme: save regularly to a file with a version number in its ...
by tommeyers
Tue May 01, 2018 8:23 pm
Forum: Help on using FreeCAD
Topic: Can't extrude face
Replies: 33
Views: 2243

Re: Can't extrude face

Freecc,

I tried something. I loaded your file. Went to draft wb and decomposed (down arrow) your object. I got 2 wires. I deleted the first one and extruded the second one. The second one could not be deleted (hung).

I wonder if this creates any useful clue for you or a place to begin.

Tom Meyers

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