sb56637 wrote: ↑
Sat Nov 17, 2018 1:10 pm
Thanks a lot for the suggestion / explanation. Draft doesn't have any parametric controls, right? That would be the major limitation for me, after years of doing mechanical design with parametric 3D solid modelers.
Yes, Draft is more about working with a grid. You put wires aligned to a grid. The grid can have as much detail as you want. For example, if you are building a house, your grid can be of 5 cm between lines, which is fine, as most features in a house will have bigger dimensions; for example, a wall may be 15 cm thick, and be 5 m long, and 3 m high. So, your grid doesn't need to be very fine, just fine enough for the big things.
The Arch tools can take the 2D Draft lines to build the walls, but you can also use the tool with any type of solid. What I mean is you can build a solid body parametrically using PartDesign, and only at the end, you can switch to the Arch Workbench, and use the Arch Wall tool to turn that solid into a Wall object. The Wall object basically defines some properties on top of the already existing solid.