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by kefir
Sun Mar 12, 2017 11:29 am
Forum: Help on using FreeCAD
Topic: Inset object along XY
Replies: 7
Views: 927

Re: Inset object along XY

Thanks for the suggestions! I think chrisb's suggestion is the simplest since I know the distance I want to inset, with Willem's suggestion I need to do some (simple) calculation. A drawback I think so far is that I'd like to script this, and doing the Draft -> Downgrade I get lots of faces. How wil...
by kefir
Sun Mar 12, 2017 1:04 am
Forum: Help on using FreeCAD
Topic: Inset object along XY
Replies: 7
Views: 927

Inset object along XY

I have a design that was made by importing an SVG drawing (path), making it a face, and then extruding that along the Z axis. It turns out that the SVG was based on a sketch that was made by overlaying a part on paper and tracing a line around it with a pen - so the sketch was offset around 1-2mm ou...
by kefir
Thu Feb 23, 2017 10:16 pm
Forum: Python scripting and macros
Topic: Multithreading in a macro?
Replies: 3
Views: 462

Re: Multithreading in a macro?

Thanks for the input. I had a chat with eivindkvedalen, and got the suggestion to try splitting my complex part into smaller parts with boolean operations first, and doing the cross sections later. I've tried, and the time reduction was dramatic, the script completes in less than 3 minutes, while ru...
by kefir
Sat Feb 18, 2017 1:02 am
Forum: Python scripting and macros
Topic: Multithreading in a macro?
Replies: 3
Views: 462

Multithreading in a macro?

Hi, I'm slicing an object into multiple cross sections for laser cutting, using the script given here: http://freecadbuch.de/doku.php?id=blog:schnittmodell_eines_hauses_fuer_den_laser-schneider Here' my copy: from FreeCAD import Base import Draft, Part App=FreeCAD def slicePart(ob): shape=ob.Shape g...
by kefir
Mon Aug 18, 2014 10:27 pm
Forum: Help on using FreeCAD
Topic: Difference in length, angle or radius?
Replies: 3
Views: 683

Difference in length, angle or radius?

Hi, When modelling parts in the Part Design workbench, it would often be convenient to make measurements relative to others. I can make an edge equal length to another, and I can make two edges parallel, and both of these are useful. But it would also be useful to make two angles equal, one edge 1mm...
by kefir
Thu Jul 24, 2014 9:46 pm
Forum: Help on using FreeCAD
Topic: Design irregular shapes in FreeCAD
Replies: 4
Views: 1897

Design irregular shapes in FreeCAD

What is the best way to design irregular shapes in FreeCAD? I'm a novice with FreeCAD and mostly use PartDesign, and often find myself being very creative about how to pad and pocket from various sides to create the shapes I need, and I'm not sure I'm doing stuff the easiest way always. But sometime...
by kefir
Wed Jul 23, 2014 9:14 pm
Forum: Help on using FreeCAD
Topic: Edit or recalculate dependency graph?
Replies: 6
Views: 2562

Edit or recalculate dependency graph?

Hi, I've made a design in PartDesign that I'm happy with, but I want to remove and redo one of the earlier details which is a Sketch that is cut out with Pocket. This sketch is complex (for me anyway), and I've done many steps afterwards that "depend" on this change, and if I have to redo all those ...

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