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by TonyR
Sat Apr 21, 2018 10:38 am
Forum: Help on using FreeCAD
Topic: Changing the FreeCAD home directory
Replies: 5
Views: 261

Re: Changing the FreeCAD home directory

A shortcut?
by TonyR
Sat Apr 21, 2018 8:50 am
Forum: Help on using FreeCAD
Topic: Changing the FreeCAD home directory
Replies: 5
Views: 261

Re: Changing the FreeCAD home directory

I'm running ver 0.16 on my Desktop (Win XP) and 0.17 on my Laptop (Win 7)
by TonyR
Sat Apr 21, 2018 8:49 am
Forum: Help on using FreeCAD
Topic: Changing the FreeCAD home directory
Replies: 5
Views: 261

Changing the FreeCAD home directory

Hi, Is there a way to change the FreeCAD home directory to point to the directory where my pics for Sketcher are stored? Every time I select the 'Import Picture' tool, it takes me to the FreeCAD directory. I've looked under preferences etc., but can't find anything that lets me change the default di...
by TonyR
Wed Apr 18, 2018 3:30 am
Forum: Help on using FreeCAD
Topic: Converting model aircraft plans into a 3D model for printing
Replies: 65
Views: 5030

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

I don't seem to get those options, B-Spline. Probably because I am using an older version of FreeCAD? If 0.17 runs on Win7, I'll download it to my laptop and be done with it - plug the lappy into my large LCD and full sized keyboard and mouse. To those suggesting Linux - I have a Ubuntu drive somewh...
by TonyR
Tue Apr 17, 2018 10:17 am
Forum: Help on using FreeCAD
Topic: Converting model aircraft plans into a 3D model for printing
Replies: 65
Views: 5030

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

Had a bit of a play with sketch mode and got the arc thing working. Not as neat and tidy as yours Salp, but it's at least a step forward. Thanks :)

I guess I'm a bit more used to splines... but getting there...
by TonyR
Mon Apr 16, 2018 10:24 am
Forum: Help on using FreeCAD
Topic: Converting model aircraft plans into a 3D model for printing
Replies: 65
Views: 5030

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

Thanks for all your replies. There is a reason I'm still using Win XP on this machine - I have expensive legacy software that won't run on later versions of Windows. It's a Catch 22 - Windows/Intel etc. keep upgrading their stuff (instead of just sticking with ONE and making it bug free and secure/t...
by TonyR
Sat Apr 14, 2018 2:59 pm
Forum: Help on using FreeCAD
Topic: Converting model aircraft plans into a 3D model for printing
Replies: 65
Views: 5030

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

I don't quite understand what you mean, Tom.
by TonyR
Sat Apr 14, 2018 1:30 pm
Forum: Help on using FreeCAD
Topic: Converting model aircraft plans into a 3D model for printing
Replies: 65
Views: 5030

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

That's waaaaay further than I've been able to get so far, Bejant. How did you manage to draw that circle on part #1 so accurately? I don't seem to be getting anywhere trying to trace using FreeCAD despite the 10's of hours I've spent trying to learn FreeCAD, and my Gimp trace is a shocker (attached)...
by TonyR
Sat Apr 14, 2018 1:20 pm
Forum: Help on using FreeCAD
Topic: Converting model aircraft plans into a 3D model for printing
Replies: 65
Views: 5030

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

Thanks for the welcome and your feedback so far, Guys. What should be a relatively easy thing to do is driving me start raving bonkers. My main problem so far is trying to find a way of accurately tracing those outlines and getting them into FreeCAD so I can assemble them and finally produce a mesh ...
by TonyR
Sat Apr 14, 2018 9:49 am
Forum: Help on using FreeCAD
Topic: Converting model aircraft plans into a 3D model for printing
Replies: 65
Views: 5030

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

Starting with the nose of the airframe, these are the first 2 cross-sections I would like to turn into parts.

They need to be centred according the the broken line cross, and are 66mm apart.

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