I am new to FreeCad. I am now learning the ins and outs of parametric design. One of my projects is to make an adapter that starts off as a sleeve of a photographic flash, goes on to become projection slide holder and end with a lens mount. I want to use the flash to project slides on to a wall.
So I photographed the front of the flash and traced a perimeter. I did a couple of 3d prints to fine adjust so it fits snuggly. To print the test sleeves I used pad to create a solid that resembles the flash and then used "thickness" to create a wall that wraps around. This worked great.
Now I want to loft from that flash sleeve sketch to the slide holder sketch and then to the round lens mount sketch. The problem is my sketch for the flash has only one contour. Is there a way to autogenerate a second contour such that it is same shape and couple outside of the contour I got?
I am thinking something like the "Thickness" function both for sketch instead of solid. I will probably just draw an outline but woudl love to have parametric way to set the "thickness" of the sleeve wall
Alternatively I thought I can try somehow making a loft from the face of the "thickness" solid instead of a sketch if that is possible
OS: Windows 10
Word size of OS: 64-bit
Word size of FreeCAD: 64-bit
Version: 0.18.4 (GitTag)
Build type: Release
Python version: 3.6.6
Qt version: 5.6.2
Coin version: 4.0.0a
OCC version: 7.3.0
Locale: Bulgarian/Bulgaria (bg_BG)