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by quick61
Mon Aug 01, 2016 2:33 pm
Forum: Help on using FreeCAD
Topic: Change position in sketch
Replies: 2
Views: 1023

Re: Change position in sketch

Hello staffanp, Welcome to FreeCAD and the forum. The constraints you are showing there are geometrical constraints and have no "user input value". Only distance/dimensional constraints have an enterable value associated with them. For instance, if you want to set the horizontal length of that recta...
by quick61
Tue Jul 26, 2016 2:53 pm
Forum: Help on using FreeCAD
Topic: Can't fully constrain sketch Nor find broken portion in order to pad
Replies: 14
Views: 2062

Re: Can't fully constrain sketch Nor find broken portion in order to pad

Another thing with complex sketches like this, after taking Jim's suggestion to only do half and mirror, when starting the Sketch, start out with one closed profile and fully constrain it before starting to add more lines/arcs, etc.. This will help remove a massive amount of confusion in your constr...
by quick61
Mon Jul 25, 2016 1:05 am
Forum: Help on using FreeCAD
Topic: Help on Revolve, please
Replies: 16
Views: 1849

Re: Help on Revolve, please

Good idea Mark. And I personally find ShapeBuilder's greatest weakness is that it does not produce parametric objects. This is why I seldom use it. While I find ShapeBuilder quite useful, I concur, it could be more, if only an code monkey,(and I mean that with the utmost affection), would write it ...
by quick61
Sun Jul 24, 2016 5:02 pm
Forum: Help on using FreeCAD
Topic: Help on Revolve, please
Replies: 16
Views: 1849

Re: Help on Revolve, please

So what i did was to first use ShapeBuilder to create a face from the 4 edges Hi Mark In the usual FreeCAD manner there is often many ways to do something. I just thought I would add that another method to get that face could be to use a Draft_Facebinder or perhaps mount a Sketch to the surface and...
by quick61
Sun Jul 24, 2016 2:08 pm
Forum: Help on using FreeCAD
Topic: pocket issue trough fillet on 0.16
Replies: 4
Views: 675

Re: pocket issue trough fillet on 0.16

This would be a good reason to not fillet until the very end of your modeling history. However in this case,fillets fail after the pocket. So in this case, try reducing the Fillet radius a bit, say 4.8 or so, and see if the Pocket does not perform better for you.

Nice model btw.

Mark
by quick61
Sat Jul 23, 2016 6:17 pm
Forum: Help on using FreeCAD
Topic: How does one make an object whos dimmensions are based on a set of holes?
Replies: 30
Views: 3444

Re: How does one make an object whos dimmensions are based on a set of holes?

DAP wrote:Is there a glossary of terms used by FreeCAD that defines the terms FreeCAD uses?
It is difficult to search for things when you don't know what they are called.
Did you try to search the Wiki for Glossary? ;)

Mark
by quick61
Sat Jul 23, 2016 3:51 pm
Forum: Help on using FreeCAD
Topic: Export to STL problem - 2
Replies: 3
Views: 522

Re: Export to STL problem - 2

Hello Nic, Welcome to FreeCAD and the forum. Your problem starts back at the beginning. Not entirely your fault as FreeCAD allowed you to do something that should not be allowed. What you did was to create a compound object, without the Boolean Compound, with a single sketch when you made Pad. These...
by quick61
Sat Jul 23, 2016 3:14 pm
Forum: Help on using FreeCAD
Topic: Help on Revolve, please
Replies: 16
Views: 1849

Re: Help on Revolve, please

First you need an independent face/edge/point to revolve. FreeCAD does not recognize a face from a solid as being an independent object. First I'll take it you're wanting something like this - Revolve.png So what i did was to first use ShapeBuilder to create a face from the 4 edges of the end of Upr...
by quick61
Sat Jul 23, 2016 2:50 am
Forum: Help on using FreeCAD
Topic: Export to STL Problem
Replies: 7
Views: 1376

Re: Export to STL Problem

@paullee - Please do not compress and present as such your FreeCAD file for posting in this forum. The forum will accept the *.FCStd format and the file is already compressed by default. You can set the compression ratio of the *.FCStd file by going to E dit > P references... > General tab > Documen...
by quick61
Fri Jul 22, 2016 7:12 pm
Forum: Help on using FreeCAD
Topic: newbie question
Replies: 4
Views: 509

Re: newbie question

You can learn the very basics of Constraints from Sketcher Micro Tutorial - Constraint Practices, I wasn't aware you made this Mark, that's very useful. :) Yea, did that a while ago. Thought it would be easier to have a link to the Wiki than explain it time and again. ;) BTW, your link does not wor...

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