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by freedman
Tue Nov 12, 2019 1:33 am
Forum: Open discussion
Topic: Article on Slashdot "Are Forced Subscriptions Driving 3D Users To Open Source Tools?"
Replies: 4
Views: 301

Re: Article on Slashdot "Are Forced Subscriptions Driving 3D Users To Open Source Tools?"

Another thought comes to mind; Forum members here have read some of my posts, they might have noticed that I'm really annoyed (or annoying) when it comes to talking about internet connections and security. Part of the reason I'm so crazed is because this internet connection we use here while working...
by freedman
Tue Nov 12, 2019 12:54 am
Forum: Help on using FreeCAD
Topic: New laptop spec to use FreeCAD - opinions needed
Replies: 9
Views: 175

Re: New laptop spec to use FreeCAD - opinions needed

I haven't been keeping up with ports on new laptops so I would be looking at external ports to add an additional monitor or two. I know NVIDIA is good at doing it but is the laptop designed for it. My home workstation has a NVIDIA card with 2 DVI ports to run dual monitors, those connectors are huge...
by freedman
Mon Nov 11, 2019 11:46 pm
Forum: Help on using FreeCAD
Topic: Help creating curved edge on part (not fillet)
Replies: 16
Views: 216

Re: Help creating curved edge on part (not fillet)

You can also do a subtractive groove on an axis.
by freedman
Mon Nov 11, 2019 8:32 pm
Forum: Help on using FreeCAD
Topic: Failed to validate broken face when outline is set to reference
Replies: 4
Views: 60

Re: Failed to validate broken face when outline is set to reference

Okay - I thought "fully constrained" was just a good idea, but apparently it's "the law" ;) My opinion, No! it's not the law. If you do a complicated b-spline then you will never constrain it. I almost never fully constrain my sketches without issue. If possible it's good to do when you can, especi...
by freedman
Mon Nov 11, 2019 1:58 am
Forum: Open discussion
Topic: Article on Slashdot "Are Forced Subscriptions Driving 3D Users To Open Source Tools?"
Replies: 4
Views: 301

Re: Article on Slashdot "Are Forced Subscriptions Driving 3D Users To Open Source Tools?"

I feel good every time I open FreeCAD because the major CAD companies have been abusing their position for years. This goes along the path of another link with "Blender founder (Ton Roosendaal) Keynote speech from BlenderCon '19". I say this is a warning to the big companies. It will take us some ti...
by freedman
Mon Nov 11, 2019 12:16 am
Forum: Help on using FreeCAD
Topic: change sketch after edits in Part/PartDesign
Replies: 8
Views: 155

Re: change sketch after edits in Part/PartDesign

How about doing it a different way. Full control of all the radius'.
by freedman
Sun Nov 10, 2019 11:42 pm
Forum: Help on using FreeCAD
Topic: Help please
Replies: 13
Views: 234

Re: Help please

To get placement info correct I map the datum plane to the face when created then deactivate the datum plane, if I need to change the placement of the original face then a reattach the datum plane to the face, mod the face feature then deactivate the plane once again. It works great, it is parametri...
by freedman
Sat Nov 09, 2019 9:59 pm
Forum: Help on using FreeCAD
Topic: Extruding a sketch at an angle
Replies: 9
Views: 136

Re: Extruding a sketch at an angle

Make a datum plane off axis 7 degrees, sketch on that plane. If you want the object flush with a standard plane then pocket cut the object at the standard plane edge.
by freedman
Sat Nov 09, 2019 9:52 pm
Forum: Help on using FreeCAD
Topic: Help please
Replies: 13
Views: 234

Re: Help please

My feeling is to place datum planes for every new face you want to work on. Here are some reasons why: 1) If planes get reassigned (by a topo error) you can highlight the plane in the tree and see stuff is in the wrong place, sketches don't give you that visual they have been moved. 2) Datum planes ...
by freedman
Fri Nov 08, 2019 8:48 pm
Forum: Open discussion
Topic: FreeCAD enhancements proposals
Replies: 11
Views: 513

Re: FreeCAD enhancements proposals

I use 3 or 4 macros most all the time and I presume that most of the long-term users do the same. Maybe we could start a listing of what folks use and then determine what they like most. Many maros or code could be being used only by the creater so they could describe what they are doing and why the...

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