Cabinet furniture design tools workbench

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zohozer
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Re: Cabinet furniture design tools workbench

Postby zohozer » Sun Mar 01, 2020 8:52 am

Kunda1 wrote:
Sat Feb 29, 2020 11:57 pm
Perhaps anyone inspired by this: https://forum.freecadweb.org/viewtopic.php?f=23&t=43781 'New Feature: Notch Connector'
Thank you for the heads-up. This will be more suited into a "Wood-Frame" workbench.

Seems that here it is a confusion between Carpentry and Joinery. They are similar and quite different into the same time. Furniture it is more related to joinery.

Anyway, how it is going this project. It is some developers interested to start this project? We are discussing this for a lot of time now, but seems that nothing really moves!

I think a good start will be to have a tool to insert cams between two different panels. With option to remove or change them as needed.

A good starting tutorial will be this: TopSolid' Wood | In Place Design. It would be great to have such tools to work with in FreeCAD.

And here it is a SOLIDWORKS in the furniture design industry. SolidWorks also have a specialised add-on called SWood that can automate a lot the generation of the shop drawings and g-code files for CNC machines.
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WayofWood
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Re: Cabinet furniture design tools workbench

Postby WayofWood » Sun Mar 01, 2020 11:10 am

Kunda1 wrote:
Sat Feb 29, 2020 11:57 pm
Perhaps anyone inspired by this: https://forum.freecadweb.org/viewtopic.php?f=23&t=43781 'New Feature: Notch Connector'
Interesting feature. It might be worthwhile to see if the identical functionality of the LC interlocking workbench could be merged with this ...
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Re: Cabinet furniture design tools workbench

Postby christi » Sun Mar 01, 2020 6:46 pm

The Wood-Frame workbench seems to be in an early stage of development. You cannot even install it via the addon manager.

And yeah, the crosspiece tool in the LC interlocking workbench is doing nearly the same than my tool is doing, it has even more features. But I think it is not a good design practice to include the width of a cutting tool into the design. This is why I do not really like the LC interlocking workbench.
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Re: Cabinet furniture design tools workbench

Postby zohozer » Tue Mar 03, 2020 7:10 pm

Just seen this presentation of the Feature Patterns with Lattice2 Workbench.

Can this be adapted to insert cams and fixtures? Like in this video demonstration on how to create "Smart Components" in SolidWorks
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Re: Cabinet furniture design tools workbench

Postby zohozer » Sun Mar 15, 2020 10:31 am

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