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FreeCAD Basics

Postby dubstar-04 » Thu Feb 13, 2020 6:53 pm

I've been working on some FreeCAD Basics video to help people get up to speed with FreeCAD.

Playlist here:

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I have quite a few videos planned but if there is anything that you would like to see please let me know.

Thanks,

Dan
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Re: FreeCAD Basics

Postby vocx » Fri Feb 14, 2020 3:28 pm

dubstar-04 wrote:
Thu Feb 13, 2020 6:53 pm
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I have quite a few videos planned but if there is anything that you would like to see please let me know.
My only suggestion is to keep the videos organized in playlists with meaningful names, and always state the version of the software.

The videos look good, I'll add them to the video tutorials page.
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Re: FreeCAD Basics

Postby Kunda1 » Fri Feb 14, 2020 8:57 pm

How to build a Barrel Sauna :D 8-)
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Re: FreeCAD Basics

Postby dubstar-04 » Sat Feb 15, 2020 7:33 am

Kunda1 wrote:
Fri Feb 14, 2020 8:57 pm
How to build a Barrel Sauna :D 8-)
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Not sure that would class as basics! 🤣
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Re: FreeCAD Basics

Postby chrisb » Sat Feb 15, 2020 7:37 am

I don't understand. Was this sauna modeled with FreeCAD?
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Re: FreeCAD Basics

Postby RoCNC » Mon Mar 02, 2020 7:37 pm

Are you planning to make a vid about workbench Path? If so, I would be interested in help on how to mill a part that is bigger than the working area of my milling machine. I could make such a part by shifting the stock material in between milling operations (making sure proper alignment is kept and so on).
However, I would not know how to split up the g-code accordingly. I have been looking around for an instructable for some time, but I couldn't find one up to now. A tip for an already existing instructable would also be appreciated :-)
PS I am a beginner using FreeCAD 0.18
I have succeeded in milling my first small part. First time right. Yes!
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Re: FreeCAD Basics

Postby Kunda1 » Mon Mar 02, 2020 7:41 pm

chrisb wrote:
Sat Feb 15, 2020 7:37 am
I don't understand. Was this sauna modeled with FreeCAD?
No it wasn't. But it would be the subject of a great tutorial, IMHO
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Re: FreeCAD Basics

Postby dubstar-04 » Tue Mar 03, 2020 3:38 pm

RoCNC wrote:
Mon Mar 02, 2020 7:37 pm
Are you planning to make a vid about workbench Path? If so, I would be interested in help on how to mill a part that is bigger than the working area of my milling machine. I could make such a part by shifting the stock material in between milling operations (making sure proper alignment is kept and so on).
However, I would not know how to split up the g-code accordingly. I have been looking around for an instructable for some time, but I couldn't find one up to now. A tip for an already existing instructable would also be appreciated :-)
PS I am a beginner using FreeCAD 0.18
I have succeeded in milling my first small part. First time right. Yes!
I will definately be making Path tutorials. The main reason I want to make videos is to help people get in to Path and get more people usining it.

Thanks,

Dan
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Re: FreeCAD Basics

Postby RoCNC » Tue Mar 03, 2020 5:12 pm

Sounds great! I subscribed to your YouTube channel :D Hopefully you find my topic challenging enough.
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Re: FreeCAD Basics

Postby MSOlsen65 » Mon Mar 16, 2020 11:24 am

Kunda1 wrote:
Fri Feb 14, 2020 8:57 pm
How to build a Barrel Sauna :D 8-)
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Wow! I helped build one of those and there is nothing "basic" about the construction. I hope the FreeCAD model is much less complex. At least there should be far fewer splinters. :lol:
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