Why have bot "sketches" and "drafts" / Why can't I use constraints in drafts?

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DanielC
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Re: Why have bot "sketches" and "drafts" / Why can't I use constraints in drafts?

Postby DanielC » Sat Jun 04, 2016 10:11 am

What is 3D drafting? I'm not familiar with that concept.
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Re: Why have bot "sketches" and "drafts" / Why can't I use constraints in drafts?

Postby wandererfan » Sat Jun 04, 2016 11:28 am

DanielC wrote:In fact, I don't even understand why FreeCAD makes a distinction between sketches and drafts and seemingly cripples each one in a different way.
Sketcher/Part Design: parametric feature-history-based parametric design of unibody solids.
Draft: general purpose 2D drafting with some 3D capabilities.

The two workbenches have very different products.

That said, there is the sketch/draft conversion function in Draft -
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Re: Why have bot "sketches" and "drafts" / Why can't I use constraints in drafts?

Postby quick61 » Sat Jun 04, 2016 3:03 pm

DanielC wrote:What is 3D drafting? I'm not familiar with that concept.
The same thing as 2D drafting, only you work in 3D space. Easy enough. A couple simple examples
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