Assembly 4 and CAM/Path

Discussion about the development of the Assembly workbench.
Chowderhead
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Assembly 4 and CAM/Path

Postby Chowderhead » Thu Feb 13, 2020 8:18 pm

I'm getting my head around Assembly 4, certainly a step forward. Now I have a project that I'm ready to mill, but find only a 2D object, "Model" when I create a new path job. How do I produce a tool path without resorting to producing a separate file with the 3D model in it?
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Zolko
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Re: Assembly 4 and CAM/Path

Postby Zolko » Sun Feb 16, 2020 1:37 pm

Chowderhead wrote:
Thu Feb 13, 2020 8:18 pm
Now I have a project that I'm ready to mill, but find only a 2D object, "Model" when I create a new path job. How do I produce a tool path without resorting to producing a separate file with the 3D model in it?
That's actually a good question, and I don't know the answer. An Assembly4 "Model" is a standard FreeCAD part (App::Part or Std_Part) and I don't know whether the Path WB can handle them. Until now, I always copied the 3D solid to a new file and did the Path-things there.
try the Assembly4 workbench for FreCAD v0.19
install with Tools > Addon Manager > Assembly4 — tutorials here and here