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Re: Sheet Metal Workbench

Postby drmacro » Fri Jun 05, 2020 2:53 pm

papyblaise wrote:
Fri Jun 05, 2020 2:06 pm
I allow myself to intervene a little brutally to say "If you know, you do .... if you don't know you abstain"
As for the utility of these new tools, I hardly see the utility of it, except to unfold a square box
I tell anyone to repeat the meme2704 tutorial with , which is the example of real life
Hmm...what is "meme2704 tutorial"

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Re: Sheet Metal Workbench

Postby papyblaise » Fri Jun 05, 2020 3:05 pm

Hmm...what is "meme2704 tutorial"
https://wiki.freecadweb.org/SheetMetal_ ... #Tutorials

Edit: errr...my bad I meant @meme2704 (my apologies)
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Re: Sheet Metal Workbench

Postby drmacro » Fri Jun 05, 2020 3:41 pm

papyblaise wrote:
Fri Jun 05, 2020 3:05 pm
Hmm...what is "meme2704 tutorial"
https://wiki.freecadweb.org/SheetMetal_ ... #Tutorials

Edit: errr...my bad I meant @meme2704 (my apologies)
Except I get nothing at that link...:
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Re: Sheet Metal Workbench

Postby papyblaise » Fri Jun 05, 2020 4:05 pm

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Re: Sheet Metal Workbench

Postby Kunda1 » Fri Jun 05, 2020 5:04 pm

We should separate this in to it's own wiki page and link to it from the SheetMetal Workbench
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Re: Sheet Metal Workbench

Postby drmacro » Fri Jun 05, 2020 6:17 pm

papyblaise wrote:
Fri Jun 05, 2020 4:05 pm
Sorry this one
https://wiki.freecadweb.org/SheetMetal_ ... #Tutorials
Ok, I've actually seen that in the past.

I agree it IS one workflow and is a likely real world example.

But, it is certainly not the only workflow.

Not all design of sheet metal enclosures involves starting with a flat piece of sheet metal. In many situations, when modeling a , it is far easier to build a lump around the object to be enclosed, make the lump a shell, add holes for protrusions (shafts, connectors, etc.), put reliefs & gaps in the appropriate corners, add bends, then flatten to create a pattern, generate Gcode to sent to the CNC stamping department.

Not that hole location can't be done with either workflow, but it's much easier to figure out where holes go while it's still in the folded state with things protruding an alignments visible and less prone to error.
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Re: Sheet Metal Workbench

Postby fc_tofu » Fri Jun 19, 2020 6:01 am

jaisejames wrote:
Sat May 30, 2020 4:48 pm
Three new commands added to convert solid to sheetmetal. Relief, Junction, Bend
Step 1.
Create a thin solid like this.
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What's this please? Is it a 3D offset with 3 contiguous faces?
Would you give a sample file?
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Re: Sheet Metal Workbench

Postby jaisejames » Fri Jun 19, 2020 9:13 am

It is available in comments pull request.


https://github.com/shaise/FreeCAD_SheetMetal/pull/127
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Re: Sheet Metal Workbench

Postby fc_tofu » Fri Jun 19, 2020 11:00 am

Thank you, got it. It is what I guess.
But the screenshot is strange. Seems some upper faces are missing from the solid.
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Re: Sheet Metal Workbench

Postby karlnick » Sat Jul 25, 2020 9:37 am

I read you strugled with how to parent objects. As is now in the last version I have it's like a list. It would be possible to do opposite direction so that base bend is at top and each added bend or extend was show up as childs as a tree?