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by Bance
Wed Sep 12, 2018 8:36 am
Forum: Help on using FreeCAD
Topic: Assign a Sketch to a face
Replies: 6
Views: 791

Re: Assign a Sketch to a face

Hi, You need to make the sketch part of the body.... Drag and drop it into the body, then the pad/pocket will succeed. Your sketches are overconstrained by the way, you should fix this before you proceed. Also you should avoid mapping sketches to faces, this can lead to problems (look up topological...
by Bance
Thu Sep 06, 2018 1:41 am
Forum: Help on using FreeCAD
Topic: SOLVED: Why can't I pad this?
Replies: 8
Views: 504

Re: Why can't I pad this?

A part design body may only contain a single contiguous solid, your's produces ten!

You might consider using a part container with separate bodies within.

Steve.
by Bance
Thu Sep 06, 2018 1:31 am
Forum: Help on using FreeCAD
Topic: Intersecting pockets
Replies: 9
Views: 825

Re: Intersecting pockets

The wiki page for subtractive pipe/sweep is here.... https://www.freecadweb.org/wiki/PartDesign_SubtractivePipe Essentially, what it does is, use your sketch to move along a path and remove the material it passes through. There is an additive version as well, which you might have used for the shell ...
by Bance
Wed Sep 05, 2018 10:54 pm
Forum: Help on using FreeCAD
Topic: Ruler measuring XYZ in YZ view
Replies: 9
Views: 1129

Re: Ruler measuring XYZ in YZ view

Rather than use the ruler, use the Part WB measure toolbar. I have found this so useful that I created a global toolbar for it so it is available in all Workbenches. Also try to make use of snapping in draftWB.

HTH Steve.
by Bance
Wed Sep 05, 2018 5:38 pm
Forum: Help on using FreeCAD
Topic: How to embed a Python code into the document?
Replies: 37
Views: 2635

Re: How to embed a Python code into the document?

Slightly off topic, but have you investigated Kicad stepup project....

https://forum.freecadweb.org/viewtopic.php?t=14276

Steve.
by Bance
Thu Aug 30, 2018 9:07 am
Forum: Help on using FreeCAD
Topic: Center cylinder in object
Replies: 13
Views: 708

Re: Center cylinder in object

It makes it a LOT easier to help if you read and follow the posting guidelines as laid out in the link in the big pink box at the top of the page,
In this instance an included file would be of great value.

Steve.
by Bance
Wed Aug 29, 2018 3:15 pm
Forum: Help on using FreeCAD
Topic: Center cylinder in object
Replies: 13
Views: 708

Re: Center cylinder in object

You can use the symmetry constraint from diagonally opposing corners....

HTH Steve.
by Bance
Sat Aug 25, 2018 7:18 am
Forum: Help on using FreeCAD
Topic: Drawing a sketch on a curved surface
Replies: 10
Views: 2470

Re: Drawing a sketch on a curved surface

By the way, when looking at the files I provided you, if you make everything invisible, then go to the start of the tree and toggle visibility of the first sketch then each feature in turn you can see how the model was built gradually. This will allow you to understand how it all works! Don't forget...
by Bance
Fri Aug 24, 2018 5:02 pm
Forum: Help on using FreeCAD
Topic: Drawing a sketch on a curved surface
Replies: 10
Views: 2470

Re: Drawing a sketch on a curved surface

Part design bodies are meant to be single contiguous solids, such as are printed by 3D printers. There is no need to create a separate body for each feature of the object, unless it is to be fabricated separately. So designing a wooden chair for example would require separate bodies for each piece, ...
by Bance
Fri Aug 24, 2018 3:48 pm
Forum: Help on using FreeCAD
Topic: Drawing a sketch on a curved surface
Replies: 10
Views: 2470

Re: Drawing a sketch on a curved surface

As a rule when designing in PD workbench it's best to stay there. You could quite easily have used a subtractive feature to create the set screw hole, or a sketch on a datum plane, or a sketch on a std plane with appropriate positioning. This keeps the History tree nice and clean, and provides a sin...

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