chrisb wrote: ↑Thu Jun 17, 2021 7:44 pm
Hi and welcome to the forum!
You can have at most one nesting level of closed loops. (The innermost circles would create separate solids.)
So let me see if I can state/understand this from my F360 perspective-- are you suggesting that I should start with a sketch of the rectangle, then select a face, draw a new sketch on that, and do the holes?
I realize this isn't F360, but if I were doing it there, I would create the sketch (as I described it) then select the faces I want to extrude (pad) and then select the area between the circles and extrude them to create the recessed face for the bolts, and finally, NOT select the innermost holes, which would leave a hole in the part.
I am guessing the major difference here is that FreeCAD won't/(can't?) let me select the "face" area in the sketch?