From FreeCAD To The Real World

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bejant
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Re: From FreeCAD To The Real World

Postby bejant » Fri Sep 08, 2017 10:43 pm

I think this deserves a cross-topic link, so here it is:
https://forum.freecadweb.org/viewtopic.php?f=24&t=24168
__Vinz__
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Re: From FreeCAD To The Real World

Postby __Vinz__ » Sat Dec 16, 2017 5:18 am

Hi there,

I used FreeCAD to design a small part that would fit on top of my son existing wooden train cargo container and which allows to carry a car instead.

The FreeCAD file and STL part + other pictures are available at https://www.thingiverse.com/thing:2718451

I am extremely pleased with the result, it fits great and the whole process was very smooth. I just had issues when doing the side cutouts of having difficulties to locate which segment is which in the sketcher, as many overlapped (maybe there is a better method to do it).

It is one thing to have a 3D printer, it's another to design your own parts. Seeing your parts come to life is really an incredible feeling!

Thank you very much guys for putting together the great product that is FreeCAD and for supporting it so well!
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Car on the train!
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chrisb
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Re: From FreeCAD To The Real World

Postby chrisb » Sat Dec 16, 2017 5:55 am

__Vinz__ wrote:
Sat Dec 16, 2017 5:18 am
I just had issues when doing the side cutouts of having difficulties to locate which segment is which in the sketcher, as many overlapped (maybe there is a better method to do it).
Thanks for sharing this!

For the cutouts you could have used the fact that the point-on-line constraint works if the point is directly on the line but also if it is on any prolongation of it. That could have saved you three of the cluttering construction lines. The bottom point-on-line constraints all refer to the left bottom line. And I found the last missing constraint too:
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triplus
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Re: From FreeCAD To The Real World

Postby triplus » Sat Dec 16, 2017 11:19 am

Nice!
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Re: From FreeCAD To The Real World

Postby DeepSOIC » Tue Dec 26, 2017 11:04 pm

A small, simple, but satisfying project. Thank you FreeCAD and 3d printer!
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Re: From FreeCAD To The Real World

Postby chrisb » Tue Dec 26, 2017 11:23 pm

Marked for future usage.
Joyas
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Re: From FreeCAD To The Real World

Postby Joyas » Thu Dec 28, 2017 3:07 am

DeepSOIC wrote:
Tue Dec 26, 2017 11:04 pm
A small, simple, but satisfying project. Thank you FreeCAD and 3d printer!
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It seems to be useful for recreate certain surfaces in models, for example, fibre cement roofs.
https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File ... 54_IMG.JPG

Because 3D printers cannot print everything, but they can help with lots of tasks.
I prefer JavaScript, I don't like Python indentation.
triplus
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Re: From FreeCAD To The Real World

Postby triplus » Thu Dec 28, 2017 2:18 pm

Nice metal work.
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Re: From FreeCAD To The Real World

Postby abdullah » Sat Jan 06, 2018 6:06 pm

DeepSOIC wrote:
Tue Dec 26, 2017 11:04 pm
A small, simple, but satisfying project. Thank you FreeCAD and 3d printer!
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This is really inspiring :D
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Re: From FreeCAD To The Real World

Postby rpoisel » Sun Jan 07, 2018 7:17 am

I am into woodworking occasionally. Thanks to FreeCAD it is possible for me to construct my designs before doing the actual build. :-)

This is a so called "Pickler-Dreieck" (triangle) that supports children when learning to walk and climb. It is foldable and it is glued together, so no screws have been used.
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