I'd like to construct something out of steel tubing. I made a sketch and would now like to pad it to various length using the part design workbench (similar to this user: https://forum.freecadweb.org/viewtopic.php?f=3&t=58333)
I scrolled through that post and was able to do it as suggested with a shape binder, a sub-object shape binder and the cloning tool from the draft workbench. I don't really understand the implications of using a shape binder over a sub-object shape binder and using the cloning tool from a different workbench also seems dubious.
I found a third way, simply padding the sketch when a new empty body is activated:
However the message
in the report view makes me question if this is a sane way of doing it.
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PartDesign::Pad / Pad001: Links go out of the allowed scope
So my questions are:
- What's the canonical way of doing this?
- What's the difference between using a shape binder and a sub-object shape binder
- Is the method shown in the video sane? a bad idea?
Thanks in advance!