Zolko wrote: ↑
Sun Nov 17, 2019 6:21 pm
joe.belladonna wrote: ↑
Sun Nov 17, 2019 3:34 pm
I need to draw many cabinets with different dimensions. My intention was to use FreeCAD to draw one parametric chipboard cabinet, and import it several times but with different dimensions.
I very much understand your need, and I have the same need
I definitely understand this as well. This is a common feature in commercial CAD systems. In Solidworks it is called Configurations. A part can have several configurations. You define your configuration names and what dimensions should be changed and what value they should have for the different configurations.
A simple example below. Two configurations called "Long" and "Short". The thing that changes between the configurations are just two dimensions in a sketch (d5 and d9 in the example) Everything else is constant.
In the part there is a dropdown box where you chose which configurations should be active. Every instance of the part in an assembly can have indivudal choice.
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PartInstance1 = Part:Short
PartInstance2 = Part:Long
PartInstance3 = Part:Long