Woodworking - getDimensions

Need help, or want to share a macro? Post here!
Post Reply
User avatar
dprojects
Posts: 490
Joined: Mon Mar 06, 2017 6:02 pm
Location: Poland
Contact:

Woodworking - getDimensions

Post by dprojects »

I created FreeCAD macro that gets chipboards dimensions to cut. This macro creates spreadsheet named "toCut" with all needed things to cut chipboards for your woodworking project.

Available at GitHub here: https://github.com/dprojects/getDimensions
chrisb
Veteran
Posts: 44523
Joined: Tue Mar 17, 2015 9:14 am

Re: Woodworking - getDimensions

Post by chrisb »

Good idea!
A Sketcher Lecture with in-depth information is available in English, auf Deutsch, en français, en español.
jaisejames
Posts: 382
Joined: Sat Sep 24, 2016 6:51 am

Re: Woodworking - getDimensions

Post by jaisejames »

Nice One. Can you add cube array aslo?
User avatar
dprojects
Posts: 490
Joined: Mon Mar 06, 2017 6:02 pm
Location: Poland
Contact:

Re: Woodworking - getDimensions

Post by dprojects »

jaisejames wrote:Nice One. Can you add cube array aslo?
I created this macro long time ago (I guess 1 year ago) but shared it now. I made several bookcases using this macro only with cubes. I found cubes the easiest way to design bookcases in FreeCAD. What do you mean exactly by cube arrays? How it will be useful in bookcase woodworking design? Any examples? You can group cubes in folders and this should work.

The biggest problem I see is that FreeCAD not allow for spreadsheet direct printing. This is kinda annoying because you have to deal with it a little bit manually in LibreOffice. Maybe someone write to FreeCAD to add spreadsheet direct printing?

Thanks
Darek
github.com/dprojects

workbench for woodworking is available at: github.com/dprojects/Woodworking
User avatar
Kunda1
Veteran
Posts: 13037
Joined: Thu Jan 05, 2017 9:03 pm

Re: Woodworking - getDimensions

Post by Kunda1 »

dprojects wrote:
jaisejames wrote:Nice One. Can you add cube array aslo?
I created this macro long time ago (I guess 1 year ago) but shared it now. I made several bookcases using this macro only with cubes. I found cubes the easiest way to design bookcases in FreeCAD. What do you mean exactly by cube arrays? How it will be useful in bookcase woodworking design? Any examples? You can group cubes in folders and this should work.

The biggest problem I see is that FreeCAD not allow for spreadsheet direct printing. This is kinda annoying because you have to deal with it a little bit manually in LibreOffice. Maybe someone write to FreeCAD to add spreadsheet direct printing?
you could open a feature request ticket on the tracker: http://freecadweb.org/tracker/
if you do: don't forget to link back to this thread
Alone you go faster. Together we go farther
Please mark thread [Solved]
Want to contribute back to FC? Checkout:
#lowhangingfruit | Use the Source, Luke. | How to Help FreeCAD | How to report FC bugs and features
User avatar
Kunda1
Veteran
Posts: 13037
Joined: Thu Jan 05, 2017 9:03 pm

Re: Woodworking - getDimensions

Post by Kunda1 »

dprojects wrote:I created FreeCAD macro that gets chipboards dimensions to cut. This macro creates spreadsheet named "toCut" with all needed things to cut chipboards for your woodworking project.

Available at GitHub here: https://github.com/dprojects/getDimensions
Also feel free to submit your macro to https://github.com/FreeCAD/FreeCAD-macros
Alone you go faster. Together we go farther
Please mark thread [Solved]
Want to contribute back to FC? Checkout:
#lowhangingfruit | Use the Source, Luke. | How to Help FreeCAD | How to report FC bugs and features
User avatar
Kunda1
Veteran
Posts: 13037
Joined: Thu Jan 05, 2017 9:03 pm

Re: Woodworking - getDimensions

Post by Kunda1 »

actually you can also mention it in a relevant forum thread like https://forum.freecadweb.org/viewtopic.php?f=22&t=20508
but you could be hijacking a thread. so the best way is to open a new thread as a feature request and then if there is consensus you can open a Feature Request ticket.
Alone you go faster. Together we go farther
Please mark thread [Solved]
Want to contribute back to FC? Checkout:
#lowhangingfruit | Use the Source, Luke. | How to Help FreeCAD | How to report FC bugs and features
User avatar
dprojects
Posts: 490
Joined: Mon Mar 06, 2017 6:02 pm
Location: Poland
Contact:

Re: Woodworking - getDimensions

Post by dprojects »

Kunda1 wrote:you could open a feature request ticket on the tracker: http://freecadweb.org/tracker/
I don't have account there, anyone has and can do that? Anyone know how to open ticket to be seen and take into consideration by FreeCAD?
Kunda1 wrote:Also feel free to submit your macro to https://github.com/FreeCAD/FreeCAD-macros
How to do it correctly? I guess I wrote year ago about (printing & my macro) to someone from FreeCAD but nobody answer.

Thanks
Darek
github.com/dprojects

workbench for woodworking is available at: github.com/dprojects/Woodworking
User avatar
Kunda1
Veteran
Posts: 13037
Joined: Thu Jan 05, 2017 9:03 pm

Re: Woodworking - getDimensions

Post by Kunda1 »

dprojects wrote:
Kunda1 wrote:you could open a feature request ticket on the tracker: http://freecadweb.org/tracker/
I don't have account there, anyone has and can do that? Anyone know how to open ticket to be seen and take into consideration by FreeCAD?
very simple, sign up for an account on the tracker, no biggie.
dprojects wrote:
Kunda1 wrote:Also feel free to submit your macro to https://github.com/FreeCAD/FreeCAD-macros
How to do it correctly? I guess I wrote year ago about (printing & my macro) to someone from FreeCAD but nobody answer.
We can ask some people who have commit access to that.
microelly2 wrote:paging microelly2
Alone you go faster. Together we go farther
Please mark thread [Solved]
Want to contribute back to FC? Checkout:
#lowhangingfruit | Use the Source, Luke. | How to Help FreeCAD | How to report FC bugs and features
User avatar
dprojects
Posts: 490
Joined: Mon Mar 06, 2017 6:02 pm
Location: Poland
Contact:

Re: Woodworking - getDimensions

Post by dprojects »

Kunda1 wrote:We can ask some people who have commit access to that.
That would be nice.

I've just opened ticket about direct printing here http://freecadweb.org/tracker/view.php?id=2957 (maybe someone notice that).

Thanks
Darek
github.com/dprojects

workbench for woodworking is available at: github.com/dprojects/Woodworking
Post Reply