Anyway go to Draft and try Yorik's really cool "array tool" and then you might find that under some circumstances you can use his "draft to sketch converter" and get around your problem that way (or may be not?).
I find neither the “array tool” nor the "draft to sketch converter". Is it because I use Windows and FreeCAD_0.12.5284?
Would it be possible to make such a sketch (witch is from draft converted) pararetric?
This would open up many application possibilities like importing dxf and make it parametric.
Also for bolt holes, as Norm I think it was said, you can create the outside and the closed profile circle to create the sketch and then PAD that, it will produce the initial pad without padding the area represented by the inside of the closed wirer/profile (circles or whatever).
Sorry Jim, that what you try to explain me is to high for my limited knowledge of English. I do not dare to ask to show an excample...
It's coming along nicely. Your model is not complete though, you have three separate solids (the 2 mounts and the botom plate) that you need to fuse together to have a single solid.
What is the difference between a boolean und a fuse union?
The fuse union want’s to select faces. Is it equal wich face or faces from each part I select?
normandc wrote:So when doing your first Pad in a part, the sketch must only have one closed profile. Once your first feature is done, you can pad multiple closed profiles, provided you sketch is supported by a face.
Sorry Normand, the same as I said to Jim - my poor knowledge of English...and I don’t dare...
As for boolean operations, you can work with 2 bodies at the time, but if you want to subtract more than one body from your main body, what you can do is fuse the bodies to subtract first, even if they are not touching, it will work.
Thanks, I didn’t expected this. This is not working in AutoCad
carlod wrote:Sometimes I use a different approach to design parts like this, removing material instead of building, like a milling machine...
Your complete mill way is very interesting.
Though it produces a lot less eco-friendly waste
I don't understand Sketch003. How can you change the radius of the half circle?
Whatever I try to edit it will always become over constrained. Where is it hidden?