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by cncwhiz
Tue Nov 17, 2020 2:58 pm
Forum: Help on using FreeCAD
Topic: Part design / sketch qestion
Replies: 11
Views: 312

Re: Part design / sketch qestion

Ok will check the negative / reverse thing. Another weird thing I am seeing. Let's say I have the sketch drawn on the side of the solid model using all the steps we have discussed. I go to hit the create pocket or create hole button and the sketch disappears as soon as I do that. What does that mean...
by cncwhiz
Mon Nov 16, 2020 5:57 pm
Forum: Help on using FreeCAD
Topic: Part design / sketch qestion
Replies: 11
Views: 312

Re: Part design / sketch qestion

OK. That fixed that. Able to get the external geometry tool and get that working, also using the property view to move the sketch to whatever surface i need. Now I am trying to extrude or cut the hole that the geometry was drawn for. I tried using the pocket or hole buttons but I am not getting inte...
by cncwhiz
Mon Nov 16, 2020 4:49 pm
Forum: Help on using FreeCAD
Topic: Part design / sketch qestion
Replies: 11
Views: 312

Re: Part design / sketch qestion

I see. Thanks. I may struggle with this. I can get the sketch drawn by selecting a base plane, but an issue I am having is that I can't do dimensions to locate the sketch within / on my current part. For instance if I am trying to put a hole in the side of a part I have already padded, I need to be ...
by cncwhiz
Mon Nov 16, 2020 4:21 pm
Forum: Help on using FreeCAD
Topic: Part design / sketch qestion
Replies: 11
Views: 312

Re: Part design / sketch qestion

Thanks

Can you elaborate on the "going to the property view".
by cncwhiz
Mon Nov 16, 2020 4:01 pm
Forum: Help on using FreeCAD
Topic: Part design / sketch qestion
Replies: 11
Views: 312

Part design / sketch qestion

I have a part that I have sketched and padded. I want to draw a sketch on one of it's surfaces, and then do features with that sketch. Is this possible?

Coming from solidworks, so that's how I see what i am doing. Just trying to translate those functions to FreeCAD.
by cncwhiz
Thu Nov 12, 2020 3:38 pm
Forum: Help on using FreeCAD
Topic: Help with assembly 4 - coming from solidworks
Replies: 3
Views: 185

Re: Help with assembly 4 - coming from solidworks

The A2+ workbench was exactly what I was looking for. Now if I can just get the constraints understood I will be good to go. The constraints act somewhat like mates, but I'm still trying to figure out how to get them aligned properly to what I am telling them to do.
by cncwhiz
Tue Nov 10, 2020 4:30 pm
Forum: Help on using FreeCAD
Topic: Help with assembly 4 - coming from solidworks
Replies: 3
Views: 185

Help with assembly 4 - coming from solidworks

Guys, I'm really trying my best to learn this. Please forgive my ignorance, I come from solidworks and have that imbedded in memory. I am trying to understand the differences and make a simple assembly. My needs of a 3D assembly file are not very complicated, and I am trying to do a basic assembly t...
by cncwhiz
Wed Oct 21, 2020 2:56 pm
Forum: Help on using FreeCAD
Topic: Trying to get the assembly workbench set up - need help
Replies: 7
Views: 175

Re: Trying to get the assembly workbench set up - need help

Got it, thanks. Ok, so now can I uninstall .18?

Also, hit the workbenches in the add on manager and got assembly 4. Should be good to go.
by cncwhiz
Wed Oct 21, 2020 2:02 pm
Forum: Help on using FreeCAD
Topic: Trying to get the assembly workbench set up - need help
Replies: 7
Views: 175

Re: Trying to get the assembly workbench set up - need help

So I think I have the right thing from that link, but not sure how to install it. I keep looking for an .exe file but I'm lost. Any hints on how to set this up?