Reusing sketches (again)

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RandomPipeBender
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Reusing sketches (again)

Postby RandomPipeBender » Wed May 05, 2021 12:57 am

Hi everyone,

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:

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However the message

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PartDesign::Pad / Pad001: Links go out of the allowed scope
in the report view makes me question if this is a sane way of doing it.

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!
chrisb
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Re: Reusing sketches (again)

Postby chrisb » Wed May 05, 2021 5:39 am

Hi and welcome to the forum!
RandomPipeBender wrote: Wed May 05, 2021 12:57 am - What's the canonical way of doing this?
Using a ShapeBinder
- What's the difference between using a shape binder and a sub-object shape binder
In this case it's the same. In general the SubShapeBinder has its own (non hidden) placement and can bind more than one object.
- Is the method shown in the video sane? a bad idea?
Sane: no; bad idea: yes. You must not directly reference things crossing the body border without a (Sub)ShapeBinder.
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RandomPipeBender
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Re: Reusing sketches (again)

Postby RandomPipeBender » Wed May 05, 2021 5:40 pm

Thanks. That was most helpful!