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by Montoya88
Tue Mar 28, 2017 5:33 am
Forum: Help on using FreeCAD
Topic: I get holes in a solid object after sweeping
Replies: 15
Views: 1313

Re: I get holes in a solid object after sweeping

[quote="71GA"]sweeps a triangular sketch along a helix and gets a nice screw while I get holes in my screw: [quote]

I've done this before and it really slows the computer down when I send it drawing or drawing dimensioning.

Have you've tried fasteners? It is a third party add-on.
by Montoya88
Tue Mar 28, 2017 5:14 am
Forum: Help on using FreeCAD
Topic: Welder looking to be more efficient using FreeCAD
Replies: 36
Views: 3949

Re: Welder looking to be more efficient using FreeCAD

I would like to cut one of my square tubes at 45 degrees, it is going to be a leg because what I'm making is top heavy. so adding legs at an angle will help with that.

I've attempted to add a draft to the hollow tube and I'm having trouble doing so. I've include a picture of what I'm trying to do.
by Montoya88
Mon Mar 27, 2017 1:48 am
Forum: Help on using FreeCAD
Topic: Welder looking to be more efficient using FreeCAD
Replies: 36
Views: 3949

Re: Welder looking to be more efficient using FreeCAD

@Montoya88: I'm curious, what kind of models, drawing do you do with FreeCAD. We are always interested in what people do with FreeCAD. Do you have some screens :) ? Bernd Yes I do. But I want to give a huge thanks and appreciation to the FreeCAD developers and community to helping me making draftin...
by Montoya88
Fri Mar 24, 2017 4:31 am
Forum: Help on using FreeCAD
Topic: Welder looking to be more efficient using FreeCAD
Replies: 36
Views: 3949

Re: Welder looking to be more efficient using FreeCAD

Now BOLTS works for me, just convert desired units into mm and there it is. Thank you! This definitely speeds up time to create structural shapes even doing unit conversions. Thank you Bejant, Bernd, and Normand C for your time is much appreciated. If I can't find an existing topic covering the next...
by Montoya88
Thu Mar 23, 2017 7:37 am
Forum: Help on using FreeCAD
Topic: Welder looking to be more efficient using FreeCAD
Replies: 36
Views: 3949

Re: Welder looking to be more efficient using FreeCAD

have you had a look at BOLTS, it does exactly what you are looking for. I have myself extendend BOLTS to support nearly all european profiles. http://www.bolts-library.org including all these hollow ones ... Hi Bernd, I've installed BOLTS. This is exactly what I'm looking for, and appreciate that y...
by Montoya88
Tue Mar 21, 2017 4:45 am
Forum: Help on using FreeCAD
Topic: Welder looking to be more efficient using FreeCAD
Replies: 36
Views: 3949

Re: Welder looking to be more efficient using FreeCAD

There are only three Length Constraints in that Sketch: Height, Width, Wall Thickness. I can't figure out how to put an image so I've attached a file (screenshot.Png) of error. I'm still get this error message when I try to change the value of the dimension constraints. I'm also including a file of...
by Montoya88
Mon Mar 20, 2017 4:59 am
Forum: Help on using FreeCAD
Topic: Welder looking to be more efficient using FreeCAD
Replies: 36
Views: 3949

Re: Welder looking to be more efficient using FreeCAD

Change any of these values to your liking, and save the changed FreeCAD file as a new document. I started with a model of HSS 4 x 3 x 1/4 and it only took a few seconds to change it to HSS 2 x 2 x 1/8 as shown above and attached below. I actually prefer this also think about creating a library of a...
by Montoya88
Sat Mar 18, 2017 2:11 am
Forum: Help on using FreeCAD
Topic: Welder looking to be more efficient using FreeCAD
Replies: 36
Views: 3949

Re: Welder looking to be more efficient using FreeCAD

Willem wrote:Hi, a lot of steel profiles are in the arch workbechSchermafdruk van 2017-03-17 09-09-45.pngAfter placing you can change to the part design workbench for the rest of the job
I would like to know if there is a thread, You Tube video, some resource to learn how to use the arch work bench?
by Montoya88
Fri Mar 17, 2017 7:14 pm
Forum: Help on using FreeCAD
Topic: Welder looking to be more efficient using FreeCAD
Replies: 36
Views: 3949

Re: Welder looking to be more efficient using FreeCAD

Feel free to document some of your experience for potentially other welders who use FreeCAD. Absolutely, I was hoping the subject of this thread will attract other welders/fabricators to help answer similar questions. And hopefully help benefit the developers of FreeCAD with input from my end. With...
by Montoya88
Fri Mar 17, 2017 6:37 pm
Forum: Help on using FreeCAD
Topic: Welder looking to be more efficient using FreeCAD
Replies: 36
Views: 3949

Re: Welder looking to be more efficient using FreeCAD

I will definitely give it a try tonight or during my lunch. Thank you.

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