Newly installed 0.17 Revision 13541 on Ubuntu 18.04 LTS
experience level; noob
First up; shouldn't there be a sticky topic section to discuss the tutorials alone?
There is a lot to learn if you are taking FreeCAD software as a point of entry into the world of 3D.
In the face of the wall awe it is easy for a newcomer to feel less than qualified to comment - at all.
Here is something I noticed while taking on the tutorials one by one starting with part design:
In Basic Part Design Tutorial 017
[wiki]https://www.freecadweb.org/wiki/Basic_P ... torial_017
Under subheading Features with pocket and external geometry.
On the following two instructions:
"1. Select one of the horizontal lines apply a horizontal distance constraint and a value of 5 mm.
2. Select one of the vertical lines and give it a vertical distance constraint and a value of 11 mm."
Action described results in the following error message if either the (Shift+H) Fix the horizontal distance constraint or (Shift+V) Fix the vertical distance constraint tool is used:
"Cannot set the datum because the sketch contains conflicting constraints"
However upon experimentation; (word censored+D) Fix length tool yields no such error message.
I suggest an update to the tutorial text and request a pointer to a neat out-of-the way spot on the forums or else-ware to report any further issues I stumble across. Please forgive my ignorance if such a system exists and my forum searches were inadequate to discover it.
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