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by kefir
Tue Jan 22, 2019 8:50 pm
Forum: Help on using FreeCAD
Topic: Element repeated multiple times at an angle?
Replies: 10
Views: 290

Re: Element repeated multiple times at an angle?

Normand, I'm trying to work my way through what you've done, picking up some nice tricks on the way. But when I recreate a simpler version (attached), I get some different numbers. My center of rotation, auto-calculated by attaching a point to where the two lines would meet in the distance, is diffe...
by kefir
Mon Jan 21, 2019 8:52 pm
Forum: Help on using FreeCAD
Topic: Element repeated multiple times at an angle?
Replies: 10
Views: 290

Re: Element repeated multiple times at an angle?

Thanks Normand, this looks like it's exactly the kind of stuff I need to understand, which I currently don't. As a novice modeller, it's not always easy to get how the software developers intend for the tool to be used for different tasks. :)
by kefir
Sun Jan 20, 2019 11:00 pm
Forum: Help on using FreeCAD
Topic: Element repeated multiple times at an angle?
Replies: 10
Views: 290

Re: Element repeated multiple times at an angle?

chrisb's suggestion for draft polar array worked nicely, actually. So I've used a2plus to import the element and place one where it should be, and finally rotate and distribute from there. I think I get stuck trying to solve problems in a single workbench for some reason - I'm not new to FC, but I'v...
by kefir
Sun Jan 20, 2019 10:29 pm
Forum: Help on using FreeCAD
Topic: Element repeated multiple times at an angle?
Replies: 10
Views: 290

Re: Element repeated multiple times at an angle?

NormandC wrote:
Sun Jan 20, 2019 9:29 pm
Hi,

What's exactly your intent? I see multiple bodies in your screenshot, but isn't this intended to be a single part?
Yep, I want 2-3 copies of the little part on the right side to be evenly distributed and rotated between the two I already attached.
by kefir
Sun Jan 20, 2019 9:18 pm
Forum: Help on using FreeCAD
Topic: Element repeated multiple times at an angle?
Replies: 10
Views: 290

Element repeated multiple times at an angle?

Hi, I'm struggling with a design, and I wonder if I'm not understanding how I'm supposed to design something like this. I'll try to illustrate, here's an incomplete version of a design: Screenshot from 2019-01-20 21-46-19.png So, I have a fairly simple base shape that is almost an isosceles trapezoi...
by kefir
Mon Apr 30, 2018 9:26 am
Forum: Help on using FreeCAD
Topic: Designing simple organic shapes
Replies: 7
Views: 736

Re: Designing simple organic shapes

Wow, I literally asked the same question 4 years ago. The internet has a better memory than me. I guess it's time to look more into mesh design for stuff like this, as long as nurbs or something like that isn't really an option.
by kefir
Sat Apr 28, 2018 11:27 am
Forum: Help on using FreeCAD
Topic: Designing simple organic shapes
Replies: 7
Views: 736

Designing simple organic shapes

Hi, I'd like to learn if it's possible to use freecad for simple (or complex) organic shapes. For example, something like this: https://cdn.thingiverse.com/renders/5c/a6/8f/3f/5a/Fishing_lure_2_display_large_preview_featured.jpg Where would I start to do design something like this in freecad? I'm ta...
by kefir
Mon Aug 14, 2017 10:37 pm
Forum: Help on using FreeCAD
Topic: Draft snap not working, what am I doing wrong?
Replies: 3
Views: 422

Re: Draft snap not working, what am I doing wrong?

You're right! Thanks, I had no idea what was going on there, but now I managed to get it working! :)
by kefir
Mon Aug 14, 2017 9:55 pm
Forum: Help on using FreeCAD
Topic: Draft snap not working, what am I doing wrong?
Replies: 3
Views: 422

Draft snap not working, what am I doing wrong?

I've been interested in assembly of parts in freecad, and came across this video tutorial: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lfinO3EGXeo So I created a "bolt" in the Parts workbench by creating a long slim cylinder and a large wide cylinder, and I joined these with Part -> Join -> Connect objects. (I ...
by kefir
Sun Mar 12, 2017 2:09 pm
Forum: Help on using FreeCAD
Topic: Inset object along XY
Replies: 7
Views: 927

Re: Inset object along XY

Seems like insetting in inkscape may be easier. Editing the SVG in inkscape, I could simply choose Edit -> Preferences -> Behaviour -> Steps to define the inset distance, and then simply select the path and choose Path -> Inset. I use this "script" to convert to an object: from FreeCAD import Base i...

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