Tutorial : Introduction to mechanical engineering with FreeCAD

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Tutorial : Introduction to mechanical engineering with FreeCAD

Postby jpg87 » Thu Aug 09, 2018 4:36 pm

Hello,
I did not manage to do what I want with the Wiki.
So I decided to use my knowledge of HTML (old!) To create a website for beginners in Mechanical Engineering.
This site is not finished yet, but I posted a number of pages (in english) to the address
http://www.help-freecad-jpg87.fr/
If you have any comments, thank you in advance for making the post via this forum on FreeCAD.
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Re: Tutorial : Introduction to mechanical engineering with FreeCAD

Postby chrisb » Thu Aug 09, 2018 11:46 pm

I didn't have much time, but it looks good. I like this overview page http://www.help-freecad-jpg87.fr/011_pi ... eation.php very much with the tools and corresponding samples. A minor point concerning that page: For Pad and pocket I would use something like the hole sample with a rectangular or slot like pocket.
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Re: Tutorial : Introduction to mechanical engineering with FreeCAD

Postby Joyas » Fri Aug 10, 2018 9:52 am

Very good, thanks. :)

But I would add a detail: Global mirror needs two operations: part mirror and part fuse, without the last step, you get two bodies, not one.
I prefer JavaScript, I don't like Python indentation.
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Re: Tutorial : Introduction to mechanical engineering with FreeCAD

Postby oddtopus » Sat Aug 11, 2018 4:29 pm

I appreciate most the clear design of the website, made like a slides presentation.
Readable and not confusing.
Thanks a lot. :P
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Re: Tutorial : Introduction to mechanical engineering with FreeCAD

Postby jpg87 » Tue Aug 14, 2018 6:45 am

chrisb wrote:
Thu Aug 09, 2018 11:46 pm
For Pad and pocket I would use something like the hole sample with a rectangular or slot like pocket.
I'm not sure if I understand: can you attach a sketch, please?

Joyas wrote:
Fri Aug 10, 2018 9:52 am
But I would add a detail: Global mirror needs two operations: part mirror and part fuse, without the last step, you get two bodies, not one.
This is expected: this will happen in the development of the last step of the example "Chassis".

oddtopus wrote:
Sat Aug 11, 2018 4:29 pm
I appreciate most the clear design of the website, made like a slides presentation.
Readable and not confusing.
Thank you. This is part of the constraints that I give myself: a screen page for each step.


To be continued ...
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Re: Tutorial : Introduction to mechanical engineering with FreeCAD

Postby bejant » Thu Aug 16, 2018 11:22 am

jpg87 wrote:
Thu Aug 09, 2018 4:36 pm
If you have any comments, thank you in advance for making the post via this forum on FreeCAD.
I didn't study it extensively, but so far it looks good. Just a few comments / suggestions:

After using the Next button I wanted to see it on every page, and having a Next button on each page could help the user travel through the material in the way you intended.

In the image below, the second "s" in the words "substractive" are incorrect (should read "subtractive"):
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Also regarding the image above, it might help a new user better understand the tools if there were separate animations for Pocket, Groove, and Subtractive Loft


In the image below, instead of "plan" should it read "plane"?
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Just my 2 cents worth...
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Re: Tutorial : Introduction to mechanical engineering with FreeCAD

Postby jpg87 » Thu Aug 16, 2018 7:08 pm

bejant wrote:
Thu Aug 16, 2018 11:22 am
I didn't study it extensively, but so far it looks good. Just a few comments / suggestions:
Thank you for your comments : I rectified.

bejant wrote:
Thu Aug 16, 2018 11:22 am
After using the Next button I wanted to see it on every page, and having a Next button on each page could help the user travel through the material in the way you intended.
On the pages where there are the graphs, it is the steps of the graphs that must be clicked : in reality it is a single html page with layers that appear or not. I'll see what I can do ...
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Re: Tutorial : Introduction to mechanical engineering with FreeCAD

Postby realthunder » Fri Aug 17, 2018 2:05 am

Nice website. Camping here for update.
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