Since Merge Sketches doesn't work as I need it to, I'm trying to find a way to replicate a sketch down a cylinder. In my opinion there really should be some way to copy/paste while you're working on a sketch but that doesn't seem to be possible at the moment so I gotta do what I can with what I got.
So here are my criteria. I'm trying to replicate some hexagons down the side of a cylinder BUT I need to also be able to use the resultant sketch to Pad and then Polar Array those around the cylinder. I was hoping that I could just use Linear Array and then Polar(or vice versa) but neither of those seems to take anything other than a Pad as an input...so once I create either Array, the other won't accept it.. Draft Array doesn't seem to work with either of those either so that seems to be out.
If there's a way to use Python in the Sketch editor to create a hexagon, constrain the size, etc. (or if it's possible just to copy/paste the previous hex) and then move it a certain distance under the previous hexagon, I'm all ears. I haven't fully wrapped my brain around how to work with Position or Transform in Python so any tips there will be great.
That said, if there's a tool I've missed that can do this, I'm all ears.
Here's what I'm using right now(I go back and forth between 0.15.4671 and the latest git)
OS: "Gentoo Base System release 2.2"
Word size of OS: 64-bit
Word size of FreeCAD: 64-bit
Version: 0.16.6397 (Git)
Build type: Release
Python version: 2.7.10
Qt version: 4.8.7
Coin version: 3.1.3
OCC version: 6.9.0