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by Brutha
Sat Feb 20, 2021 12:05 pm
Forum: Help on using FreeCAD
Topic: FreeCAD for the absolute beginner
Replies: 20
Views: 935

Re: FreeCAD for the absolute beginner

Hi, Some thoughts from my side: - Don't worry about which workbench to use, start with "Part Design" - A "body" is a single solid object - think something you can 3d print for example, or a single piece of metal etc. - You normally create a body by performing an operation on a "sketch". For example,...
by Brutha
Sat Feb 20, 2021 10:57 am
Forum: Help on using FreeCAD
Topic: Render workbench and part objects [Solved]
Replies: 3
Views: 167

Render workbench and part objects [Solved]

Hi All, ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Update 13/03: Many thanks to the dev(s), this is now fixed, as materials can be assigned to bodies! See further info here https://github.com/FreeCAD/FreeCAD-render/blob/master/docs/Materia...
by Brutha
Fri Feb 19, 2021 10:00 am
Forum: Help on using FreeCAD
Topic: Render workbench on MacOS
Replies: 3
Views: 216

Re: Render workbench on MacOS

Thanks @vectronic! Sorry for the delay in replying, the day job got in the way for a bit there.... Yep, that was very helpful indeed, I was able to compile Cycles and I can now generate renders! Now I need to figure out how to save images where I want, and how to work with materials.... Cheers! Brutha
by Brutha
Sat Feb 13, 2021 9:44 am
Forum: Open discussion
Topic: Forum members' pets, cows and other animals
Replies: 47
Views: 12346

Re: Forum members' pets, cows and other animals

Not a pet, but a visitor I found watching me through my living room window from my next door neighbours garden a week or two back!

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by Brutha
Sat Feb 13, 2021 9:27 am
Forum: Help on using FreeCAD
Topic: Render workbench on MacOS
Replies: 3
Views: 216

Render workbench on MacOS

Hi All, Has anyone had any success using the new render workbench on MacOS? I cannot seem to get any of the renderers working (macOS Catalina 10.15.7). I get the following: - Appleseed continually asks permission to run libraries - you allow it and try again, and then it asks for another file, and f...
by Brutha
Thu Dec 31, 2020 9:10 am
Forum: Open discussion
Topic: Orthographic view performance bad?
Replies: 6
Views: 272

Re: Orthographic view performance bad?

What navigation style are you using? If it's when rotating/moving the camera it could be a specific interaction in one of the navigation style implementations. (Again extrapolating) Ah, now that's interesting. In fact now I realise that I only really see the slow down and jerkiness in orthographic ...
by Brutha
Wed Dec 30, 2020 4:02 pm
Forum: Open discussion
Topic: Orthographic view performance bad?
Replies: 6
Views: 272

Re: Orthographic view performance bad?

This is likely some sort of graphics issue local to your installation. Drivers, OpenGL, etc.
Yes, could be - but I saw the same on my MacBook Pro as my iMac, so wondered if other Mac users saw the same.
by Brutha
Wed Dec 30, 2020 3:22 pm
Forum: Open discussion
Topic: Orthographic view performance bad?
Replies: 6
Views: 272

Orthographic view performance bad?

Hi All, Quick question, has anyone else noticed the 3d view performance being much worse in orthographic view than in perspective? I.e. rotating and moving around will be much jerkier in orthographic view than perspective. I am seeing this on Mac (see version info below). I noticed this in earlier v...
by Brutha
Sun Dec 13, 2020 9:47 am
Forum: Assembly
Topic: Assembly3 - assemblies and subassemblies
Replies: 3
Views: 2003

Re: Assembly3 - assemblies and subassemblies

Ah ok, thanks! Yes, you've understood correctly!

It makes sense: remove the subassembly, ignore the errors, do the edit then put it back - and redo any constraints that are still broken.

Cheers!
by Brutha
Fri Dec 11, 2020 12:11 pm
Forum: Assembly
Topic: Assembly3 - assemblies and subassemblies
Replies: 3
Views: 2003

Assembly3 - assemblies and subassemblies

Hi All, I've been playing with the Assembly3 workbench in 0.19, and once I have started to get my head round it, it's working very nicely! I'm putting together a working model of the "Open Astro Tracker" from https://wiki.openastrotech.com/wiki/Assembling , while I print the various bits and wait fo...

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