Hi, first, I would like to introduce myself since I have a feeling that I will be needing your help quite a bit to get up to speed on freecad. I am an architect based in London, who uses Grasshopper/Rhino/Blender/Revit on a daily basis. Because of blender, I've become quite an open source enthusiast (I have a youtube https://www.youtube.com/uhstudio
channel on Blender for architectural design).
I have tried to play with freecad a number of times over the last 6+ years, but I never got further than drawing a line and a wall. Then, a few months ago, I went to a 3 day Catia for AEC workshop, where we covered the basics of Catia. The parts/assembly methodology and the way to link assemblies together immediately felt as a much fresher and more dynamic take than the rigidity that Revit offers. After that workshop, I downloaded Freecad again, and it immediately made sense, so I have decided to give it a proper try. I have watched/read quite a few of yorik's blog posts and videos in the process.
Now, I have a conceptual theatre project that I would like to work out in freecad as my test case, so here are are my first series of questions, mostly related to setting out a project in regards to levels:
What's the best way to manage levels? And is there a way to edit the level properties in a worksheet, like height and level name and working plane name?
I have created a new project with the desired number levels I wish to have in the bim workbench via manage/manage project. Now i need to edit the names and the levels, but when i click on manage/manage levels nothing seems to happen. I am using freecad 0.18.
Is there any advantage to use levels based on an axis? I tried this setting, as it is the closest to Revit, and I imagine that parametric relationships could be set between the different axes, but the levels do not seem to be attached to the axes. Here is what happens when iadjust of the axes:
What is the use of the levels/working plane window on the bottom left-hand side?