this is my first day with freecad. Since drawing architecture (15 y), i am using Allplan.
Since then users are frustrated about consistency in the ui; what is supported and what remains buggy for years. Sure, it is a great piece of software, supporting the professional workflow with layers, storeys, 3d-export with hideable layers, templates of sandwich-walls and -roofs, detailed windows etc.
Luckily some things went more editable, data-based, or with xml-feeling. But for its price much of it is not as easy as it could and should be.
So i found freecad and an inspiring speech by yorik.
Now i began drawing and ... crashed after seconds.
Starting as simple as possible, i tried a wall. Dimension-window opened (how do you call these windows?) with values width = 20 m and height = 300 m. This is obviously not useful. So i started to look for standards. Whatever i entered seems to be out of any sense. I attach a screenshot with working values. Look at it: 2,40 mm works as 0,24 m for a standard wall-thickness, and for a normal height of 2,635 m i had to enter 26,35 mm. The conclusion would be dimensions in the standards-windows based on decimeters (dm). How can this be changed? Am i the only one with this problem?
So it would be a great start if i could draw a wall with your help. The rest will be easy
thanks a lot