I agree, but with one caveat, the produced solid cannot be moved/rotated to a new position, you must operate on the sketch itself.bejant wrote:I think using the Part WB is more complicated for doing this. Using Part Design instead
If it was actually properly documented, and if your video wasn't going crazy fast using a separate add-on.looo wrote:maybe my little workbench is of any help for your task:
I tried your module a couple of times in the past and never succeeded in making one single thing work. The Report view output is unhelpful. After clicking on a profile, it's still telling me to "choose the profile". Well I just did! Now what? It's only once I click on a second sketch I made for the path that "choose_path" appears. Then nothing happens. Again, now what?
It's only after watching your video again that I thought that there might be a final step that is not mentioned in your README, and after some tries I found it: a right-click to terminate the command (Enter on the keyboard doesn't work). But this also opens the contextual menu which needs a left click in the 3D view or hitting Escape to be closed, which is annoying.
The README does not talk about the other tools. The tooltips don't even give a description about what they do, they just repeat the tool name. At this point I had lost the motivation to continue further.
My conclusion is that your module is unfinished. I noticed it is not listed in the FreeCAD Add-on macro (now integrated in 0.17), but to be brutally honest in its current state I don't think it should either.
That being said it is nice that the produced beam is a parametric object and that if the profile and path are changed, it updates accordingly.