FC v0.17dev: Part Design Next Usecases and Best practices

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chrisb
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Re: FC v0.17dev: Part Design Next Usecases and Best practices

Postby chrisb » Tue Nov 21, 2017 8:29 pm

In Draft Workbench there is a converter Draft<->Sketch. Since a recent augmentation it can convert B-Splines as well.
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Re: FC v0.17dev: Part Design Next Usecases and Best practices

Postby JV_3D » Wed Nov 22, 2017 3:04 am

chrisb wrote:
Tue Nov 21, 2017 8:29 pm
In Draft Workbench there is a converter Draft<->Sketch. Since a recent augmentation it can convert B-Splines as well.
I've used before but the output is always an empty sketch
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Re: FC v0.17dev: Part Design Next Usecases and Best practices

Postby chrisb » Wed Nov 22, 2017 4:27 pm

Please try again with the most recent 0.17 version and report back if you still encounter empty sketches.

OS: Mac OS X
Word size of OS: 64-bit
Word size of FreeCAD: 64-bit
Version: 0.17.12620 (Git)
Build type: Release
Branch: (HEAD detached at 99a2fd1)
Hash: 99a2fd16f47f11c1e8d404d3e193e8747c41820d
Python version: 2.7.14
Qt version: 5.6.2
Coin version: 4.0.0a
OCC version: 7.1.0
Locale: German/Germany (de_DE)
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Re: FC v0.17dev: Part Design Next Usecases and Best practices

Postby JV_3D » Fri Nov 24, 2017 2:11 am

chrisb wrote:
Wed Nov 22, 2017 4:27 pm
Please try again with the most recent 0.17 version and report back if you still encounter empty sketches.

OS: Mac OS X
Word size of OS: 64-bit
Word size of FreeCAD: 64-bit
Version: 0.17.12620 (Git)
Build type: Release
Branch: (HEAD detached at 99a2fd1)
Hash: 99a2fd16f47f11c1e8d404d3e193e8747c41820d
Python version: 2.7.14
Qt version: 5.6.2
Coin version: 4.0.0a
OCC version: 7.1.0
Locale: German/Germany (de_DE)
Ok, using Windwos lastest version works, wow this is an great feature! Something very useful, a few months ago I was changing between Inkscape and FreeCAD to make any changes in a sketch I was copying from and image; this is time-saving.
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Re: FC v0.17dev: Part Design Next Usecases and Best practices

Postby chrisb » Fri Nov 24, 2017 7:57 am

JV_3D wrote:
Fri Nov 24, 2017 2:11 am
wow this is an great feature!
You name it! I am much more familiar with the sketcher which makes editing an imported svg so much easier.
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Re: FC v0.17dev: Part Design Next Usecases and Best practices

Postby abdullah » Mon Jan 15, 2018 3:48 pm

chrisb wrote:
Tue Nov 21, 2017 8:29 pm
In Draft Workbench there is a converter Draft<->Sketch. Since a recent augmentation it can convert B-Splines as well.
This is very cool!! I am happy somebody took care of the Draft python end...

now you are only missing the block constraint, so that when you import it you can lock it in place ;)
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Re: FC v0.17dev: Part Design Next Usecases and Best practices

Postby barnacleduck » Sat Jan 20, 2018 3:47 am

I just want an interface that is actually usable for someone who hasn't tried a feature before.
I'd like documentation that actually explains how to do get freecad to do some thing (today's case was sweep/loft) rather than pages of technical discussion about its implementation and limitations. I get that the forums are helpful, but I'd like to not have to resort to them for what should be simple things.
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Re: FC v0.17dev: Part Design Next Usecases and Best practices

Postby NormandC » Sat Jan 20, 2018 5:23 am

Do you understand that no one is paid to write the program or its documentation, and that those very few who do, do it in their spare time? That a very minuscule minority of FreeCAD users give back and help the project? That they are already doing the best that they can?
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Re: FC v0.17dev: Part Design Next Usecases and Best practices

Postby barnacleduck » Sun Jan 21, 2018 10:45 am

I do. I think it would be in the project's best interests to have better documentation and better ease of use.

FWIW, I tried to edit the wiki pages but couldn't because there's a preregistration process. I couldn't lodge a bug report because the link to the documentation topic on the bug tracker didn't work. When I tried to set up an account on the bug tracker, it failed. That's when I resorted to the forum.
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Re: FC v0.17dev: Part Design Next Usecases and Best practices

Postby chrisb » Sun Jan 21, 2018 11:28 am

barnacleduck wrote:
Sun Jan 21, 2018 10:45 am
FWIW, I tried to edit the wiki pages but couldn't because there's a preregistration process.
How to get wiki editing permissions