How do I make a Master Sketch

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MSOlsen65
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How do I make a Master Sketch

Postby MSOlsen65 » Mon Apr 20, 2020 1:23 pm

"Use a Master Sketch" is something I see throughout the forum. However, I do not remember seeing a reference to any documentation or tutorials about what a Master Sketch is, or how to construct one. If such material exists, could someone kindly direct me to it. Thanks
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Bance
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Re: How do I make a Master Sketch

Postby Bance » Mon Apr 20, 2020 1:50 pm

Have a look at harry's video:-

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8Bmcgn2RBGI&t=4s

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Re: How do I make a Master Sketch

Postby ppemawm » Mon Apr 20, 2020 2:29 pm

MSOlsen65 wrote:
Mon Apr 20, 2020 1:23 pm
a reference to any documentation or tutorials about what a Master Sketch is, or how to construct one. If such material exists, could someone kindly direct me to it.
You may find this post by sjgallagher2 useful: https://forum.freecadweb.org/viewtopic.php?f=36&t=43451

Although V0.17 is referenced, many of the examples are of V0.18 and V0.19, for which all of the principles apply.
"It is a poor workman who blames his tools..." ;)
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Re: How do I make a Master Sketch

Postby RatonLaveur » Mon Apr 20, 2020 2:35 pm

Hi, not specific to FreeCAD but definitely still relevant: a great video on master modelling.

Here the full video. Absolute GEM of a video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LrPggPn5BB0
Here the time stamp for Master Modelling: https://youtu.be/LrPggPn5BB0?t=866
Same video, but time stamp for the Workflow. Perfect workflow for CAD modelling, regardless of software: https://youtu.be/LrPggPn5BB0?t=1296

Have fun!
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Re: How do I make a Master Sketch

Postby Zolko » Mon Apr 20, 2020 3:05 pm

MSOlsen65 wrote:
Mon Apr 20, 2020 1:23 pm
"Use a Master Sketch" is something I see throughout the forum. However, I do not remember seeing a reference to any documentation or tutorials about what a Master Sketch is, or how to construct one. If such material exists, could someone kindly direct me to it. Thanks
The second Assembly4 tutorial explains how to build and use a Master Sketch with an assembly:

https://github.com/Zolko-123/FreeCAD_Ex ... /README.md
try the Assembly4 workbench for FreCAD v0.19
install with Tools > Addon Manager > Assembly4 — tutorials here and here
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Re: How do I make a Master Sketch

Postby MSOlsen65 » Mon Apr 20, 2020 9:28 pm

WOW! you guys just always floor me with the speed and volume of help. Thank you all so much. :D

Now I have a ton of studying to do. So much for popcorn and Anime tonight. :lol:
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Michael S. Olsen
Electrical Engineer & Joiner