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by shaise
Fri Jun 05, 2020 7:01 am
Forum: Help on using FreeCAD
Topic: Sheet Metal Workbench
Replies: 198
Views: 36046

Re: Sheet Metal Workbench

There are several alternative workflows - thats what I meant by random. you can start with a flat sheet, then add bends, and extends. you can start with a flat sheet, add sketch line, then bend on the sketch line. you can start with a sketch and create a sheet along the path. and you can start with ...
by shaise
Wed Jun 03, 2020 7:07 am
Forum: Help on using FreeCAD
Topic: Sheet Metal Workbench
Replies: 198
Views: 36046

Re: Sheet Metal Workbench

1. what do you mean by chronological order? with SheetMetal workflow, the command usage is random. 2. Let me know your suggestions, and I will change all commands appropriately. (this should not impact backward compatibility, right?) 3. out - of - context: Where in the forum settings can I set it su...
by shaise
Sat May 30, 2020 6:35 pm
Forum: Help on using FreeCAD
Topic: Sheet Metal Workbench
Replies: 198
Views: 36046

Re: Sheet Metal Workbench

chrisb wrote:
Sat May 30, 2020 5:13 pm
Thanks! To select a corner it is just the vertex?
Yes, a single vertex. Great job, jaisejames!
by shaise
Tue Apr 14, 2020 1:20 pm
Forum: Help on using FreeCAD
Topic: Fasteners BOM Bug?
Replies: 6
Views: 248

Re: Fasteners BOM Bug?

I think it is now fixed.
shai
by shaise
Tue Mar 31, 2020 12:49 pm
Forum: Help on using FreeCAD
Topic: Sheet Metal Workbench
Replies: 198
Views: 36046

Re: Sheet Metal Workbench

papyblaise wrote:
Tue Mar 31, 2020 12:17 pm
you must do a add bool the U+exten and do "refine = true
Where do I set it?
by shaise
Tue Mar 31, 2020 12:16 pm
Forum: Help on using FreeCAD
Topic: Sheet Metal Workbench
Replies: 198
Views: 36046

Re: Sheet Metal Workbench

When you make the bottom fold you should first make the extend:
bend1.jpg
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then do the fold all over the bottom:
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by shaise
Mon Mar 09, 2020 5:33 pm
Forum: Help on using FreeCAD
Topic: Sheet Metal Workbench
Replies: 198
Views: 36046

Re: Sheet Metal Workbench

Kunda1 wrote:
Mon Mar 09, 2020 1:37 pm
Thanks for the elaboration. I opened https://github.com/shaise/FreeCAD_SheetMetal/issues/116
Fixed.
by shaise
Mon Dec 23, 2019 5:56 am
Forum: Open discussion
Topic: Creating threads
Replies: 6
Views: 428

Re: Creating threads

Cutting a thread with bolt gives you a "negative" bolt thread which is mechanically incorrect. To make a "real" threaded hole, there is a special arbitrary length "tap" rod that you then cut from your object: innerth.png If it is made for 3D printing, there is a section in the settings that lets you...
by shaise
Fri Dec 13, 2019 12:58 pm
Forum: Help on using FreeCAD
Topic: Fasteners Workbench
Replies: 8
Views: 352

Re: Fasteners Workbench

In FreeCad 0.18/0.19 (uses OCC v7.3) some of the Fasteners exhibit this issue. If you try FreeCad V0.17 it will work. (This is what I do when I need to 3D print threads)
by shaise
Wed Nov 27, 2019 5:21 pm
Forum: Open discussion
Topic: Fasteners workbench based on screw-maker
Replies: 231
Views: 34193

Re: Fasteners workbench based on screw-maker

You first need to set the option for 3d printed mode. (in preferences after you select fastener workbench)
And then, yes, the rod with be wider by several percent, so there will be enough gap to avoid friction.

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