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Sun May 26, 2019 6:25 am
Topic: [SOLVED] Making a hole in a non-flat surface
Replies: 13
Views: 598

### Re: Making a hole in a non-flat surface

This is a pattern of many threads: Post 1. OP: I tried this and it doesn't work! It's a bug! Post 2. Experienced user: you have to do it this way, and use this tool with that feature, and not this one. Post 3. OP: thank you very much! That did it! I'm a complete noob, I've never drawn anything with...
Sat May 25, 2019 8:28 pm
Topic: [SOLVED] Making a hole in a non-flat surface
Replies: 13
Views: 598

### Re: Making a hole in a non-flat surface

Don't think this is a problem with FreeCAD in particular. Every CAD program has this characteristic that there is more than one way to achieve the same result. A CAD program gives you many tools to work with 3D objects, but you need experience using them to develop a workflow that works for you. I ...
Sat May 25, 2019 5:51 pm
Topic: [SOLVED] Making a hole in a non-flat surface
Replies: 13
Views: 598

### Re: Making a hole in a non-flat surface

Thank's chrisb. It seems that the substractive primitive is the way to go with this one. It's hard to find the 'proper way' of doing things when you are given a bunch of tools to do it the 'wrong way' and one that will actually work. I'm still amazed how some fairly complicated parts can be done qui...
Sat May 25, 2019 1:00 pm
Topic: [SOLVED] Making a hole in a non-flat surface
Replies: 13
Views: 598

### Re: Making a hole in a non-flat surface

Hi meme2704, Thanks for posting your file. It's not exactly what I was aiming for though. These radially placed cubes were just made to cut the the square holes in the big crescent shaped part and not to become pipes themselves. But I guess your approach might help me to achieve what I need. I admit...
Sat May 25, 2019 9:30 am
Topic: [SOLVED] Making a hole in a non-flat surface
Replies: 13
Views: 598

### [SOLVED] Making a hole in a non-flat surface

Hi, May I ask for the right approach to making a hole in a non-flat surface? On a flat surface I would go with the sketch and pocket but for a non-flat surface I went with the boolean operations. However these seems to fail from time to time and no hole is being made by the 'Cut' operation. I can't ...
Sat May 04, 2019 4:46 pm
Forum: Install / Compile
Topic: Building Libs for Windows Debug Version with VS2017/Qt5.12
Replies: 173
Views: 11614

### Re: Building Libs for Windows Debug Version with VS2017/Qt5.12

Are all your linking errors of the same type, i.e. that boost::throw_exception or are they different? Maybe you should open a new thread and post all your error messages there. I might do that although they all seem to be the same as pasted above so I thought I'll ask about it here first. BTW: I'm ...
Sat May 04, 2019 11:45 am
Forum: Install / Compile
Topic: Building Libs for Windows Debug Version with VS2017/Qt5.12
Replies: 173
Views: 11614

### Re: Building Libs for Windows Debug Version with VS2017/Qt5.12

Hi. I'm not sure if this is related but my VS2019 needs Boost's exceptions lib and fails at linkage. Is there anything I can do about it? It seems that there is no boost_exceptions_vc....lib in the FreeCADLibs12.1.2 /lib/ folder or did I misconfigured something? unresolved external symbol "void __cd...
Tue Apr 30, 2019 2:46 pm
Forum: UX/UI Design
Topic: NaviCube: improved style
Replies: 61
Views: 6725

### Re: NaviCube: improved style

That being said, I still maintain that the labels on the cube should eventually be translatable. Autodesk products do it, the text is just a little smaller in French but easily readable. If I don't forget, I'll try to take a screenshot (I don't have any Autodesk software at home, just the way I lik...
Mon Apr 29, 2019 9:31 pm
Forum: UX/UI Design
Topic: NaviCube: improved style
Replies: 61
Views: 6725

### Re: NaviCube: improved style

I haven't explored FC's coordinate system. But yet it seems to me that until the world directions issue is solved globally like a unit system for all modules at once, there's no much benefit to having just custom cube labels. If there's no issue reported for it then maybe some should fill one.
Sun Apr 28, 2019 8:39 am
Forum: UX/UI Design
Topic: NaviCube: improved style
Replies: 61
Views: 6725

### Re: NaviCube: improved style

Keep in mind that there are users with relative small displays and when a page has too many controls then it affects usability (if things work correctly then a scrollbar is shown, if not then the page is truncated). Right... When I looked at the current state of the 3D View tab with all these widge...