micksulley wrote: ↑
Wed Jun 13, 2018 2:11 pm
Many thanks for your detailed reply, much appreciated!
You said I used Expressions on the Placement, sorry I don't understand, I set it to 11, 10, 10
Did you use the Placement panel, available by clicking the three dots at the right of the Placement entry after you select it?
If you open the placement in the Data tab you see the following:
Behind the values for x and y there are the same values in brackets, which are in fact constant Expressions
. Clicking on one of the values yields
with a dark blue f(x) symbol at the right. It seems you have clicked there and entered the values there.
I am working mostly on a Mac and the FreeCAD version shows a very annoying behaviour: I cannot discard Expressions to return to normal so I was a rather unhappy with these expressions.
"Part::FeaturePython: Links go out of the allowed scope" messages. I didn't see any of these, did I miss them?
I had them in the first file I uploaded
I have looked at the files you provided, v2 looks perfect for what I wanted, I need to go through it in more detail to understand it better. I am finding FreeCAD a steep learning curve, but I guess with all of the features and capabilities there is a lot to learn. It is a very impressive package.
A steep learning curve means that you have to go only a few steps to reach a higher level