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by drmacro
Tue Jan 26, 2021 3:26 pm
Forum: Help on using FreeCAD
Topic: Problem with either Pocket (Part design) or renderer
Replies: 1
Views: 31

Re: Problem with either Pocket (Part design) or renderer

In Sketch002 you have 2 dimensional constraints set to 0. This is bad practice and most likely will bite you at some point.

Your Through All just needs to to tick the Symmetric to plane, then al is good:
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by drmacro
Tue Jan 26, 2021 1:48 pm
Forum: Help on using FreeCAD
Topic: Sketcher changes?
Replies: 4
Views: 139

Re: Sketcher changes?

Part workbench is more CSG modeling. Each object (primitive or extruded from a sketch) is a single solid. Each has no link to each other until you use a boolean to combine them. Part Design is a feature based modeling paradigm. Each Body object represents a single solid that is the accumulation of a...
by drmacro
Tue Jan 26, 2021 1:30 pm
Forum: Help on using FreeCAD
Topic: I just want to cut a body with an outline of a sketch
Replies: 5
Views: 82

Re: I just want to cut a body with an outline of a sketch

How to proceed?
Update to 0.19

Then go through the intro tutorial listed in my sig below. :mrgreen:


And make sure to read:
by drmacro
Tue Jan 26, 2021 10:47 am
Forum: Help on using FreeCAD
Topic: Topological naming problem...will force me to stop using FreeCAD?!
Replies: 25
Views: 698

Re: Topological naming problem...will force me to stop using FreeCAD?!

it may be fun, and easy. it typically means the model is being developed with little forethought. Slapping sketches on generated geometry with reckless abandon should never be considered best practice (even if the tnp issue is gone). And, doing will cause the issue (even in the ever so vaunted Fusio...
by drmacro
Tue Jan 26, 2021 10:36 am
Forum: Help on using FreeCAD
Topic: Bodies and Parts best practice
Replies: 1
Views: 44

Re: Bodies and Parts best practice

0.18 is over 2 years old at this point and has had no work in that time. 0.19 is way more stable and has had like 6000 fixes and improvements. The Std_Part (the yellow icon) is not necessary. Each object can be contained in a Body object when using Part Design workbench. To align those Body objects ...
by drmacro
Tue Jan 26, 2021 12:28 am
Forum: Help on using FreeCAD
Topic: Create a custom model view?
Replies: 2
Views: 81

Re: Create a custom model view?

there are a couple of macros in the addon manager for setting the view to the camera and to different vectors. and I think one will allow saving user views.

I'm not at a pc, and my I can't remember the names. :oops:
by drmacro
Sun Jan 24, 2021 11:12 pm
Forum: Open discussion
Topic: Helix tool in PartDesign - feature proposal including Pull request
Replies: 60
Views: 2019

Re: Helix tool in PartDesign - feature proposal including Pull request

there is a guy over on the Facebook group making something with pitch that changes from start to finish. https://m.facebook.com/groups/416491481766626/permalink/3807843842631356/ he's done it in three sections, but I think he really wants variable from start to finish. I suggested he have a look at ...
by drmacro
Sun Jan 24, 2021 10:43 pm
Forum: Open discussion
Topic: Helix tool in PartDesign - feature proposal including Pull request
Replies: 60
Views: 2019

Re: Helix tool in PartDesign - feature proposal including Pull request

any chance this will do a variable pitch helix?

:?:
by drmacro
Sun Jan 24, 2021 10:28 pm
Forum: Open discussion
Topic: Create sketch / no active body
Replies: 7
Views: 176

Re: Create sketch / no active body

but you can create a sketch with no attachment for use in Part workbench. also, I assume when you say plane you mean you've selected a face of some feature in a body. which is not recommended because of the topological naming problem. in Part Design you should always be selecting which base plane th...
by drmacro
Sun Jan 24, 2021 8:13 pm
Forum: Help on using FreeCAD
Topic: TechDraw add linked view
Replies: 2
Views: 87

Re: TechDraw add linked view

Double-click on the group, the initial dialog appears