bejant wrote: ↑
Mon Feb 18, 2019 2:44 am
(Though I'd think again about putting the street addresses and phone number where anyone can see it)
Yes you have a good point. I'll be mindful next time.
bernd wrote: ↑
Mon Feb 18, 2019 5:01 am
cool! what is the floor plan with the hatches and the dimensions made with?
as in freecad or what? I did everything in freecad, but I juggled between freecad and inkscape for the final output. Creating this small drawing with this level of details was the struggle of the century. There were so many problems encountered and so many inconsistencies. And when the project changes as is nature with most projects in architecture, making the changes is another painful process.
Due to this short commings, i'm seriously rethinking how to create a type of Techdraw but for Architecture. Techdraw didn't cut it for me. The dimensions were done in freecad. The hatch for siding on elevation initially where done with lines arrayed but there were problems with the display on sheet. It would not display, And when I exploded them to obtain individual lines they would display wrong. Techdraw views don't have the ability to control line weights (bummer) and I couldn't figure out how to get into the code and insert it as it is all in C++ or .h i think and i'm just a newbie at trying to figure out python. So it was just a maze of problems.
Another type of inconsistency is the text. I position the text in 3D in the right place, but when you come to sheet, it cannot be placed in the right position, I thought it strange that you can put text as dimensions but not regular texts.
In the end for the siding I had to create real 3D siding, had better luck with this but still had some issues with the booleans and all. It was a good project to showcase the current limitations and what must be fixed and made better in freecad. Overall good to crank some brain matter on it, but my conclusion is that freecad is not even remotely ready for serious production work. Things that used to work somehow didn't work anymore so that drops confidence dramatically.