I'm having some time to dig through old messages I, and this one seems like worth mentioning:
Piero69 wrote: ↑
Wed Feb 12, 2020 12:34 pm
I feel like a circular and linear pattern don't support the fillet and chamfer feature, this would implemented
Jee-Bee wrote: ↑
Wed Feb 12, 2020 12:59 pm
If you just tried one search action you had seen this is requested about 100 times ... but at this moment nobody is activly maintaining PDN
There is a solution using Part and Draft-Array, then Fuse all resulting solids:
chrisb wrote: ↑
Wed Feb 12, 2020 1:02 pm
The only way is to modify your design so that you can use Draft->Array on the whole body.
adrianinsaval wrote: ↑
Thu Feb 13, 2020 3:44 pm
Other things to consider are variable radius fillets (it's possible in Part but not in Part Design)
So what we have here is:
- a 100 times requested feature for PartDesign is already available in Part
- there are other requested features for PartDesign that are already available in Part WB
- there is nothing that PartDesign does that Part can't do
- PartDesign doesn't support multiple bodies, Part does
- PartDesign is orphaned code
why not acknowledge that PartDesign is a dead-end, and concentrate (for v0.20, or v1.0) on making Part WB the design WB of FreeCAD ? Why spend time developing things for PartDesign that are already available – and stable – for Part WB ?
The Part container (and yes, I know the difference between Part WB and Part container) is ideally suited for doing assemblies, can hold multiple solids, can serve as container for Part-WB solids ... I would suggest to stop all development on PartDesign, and use the available time to refine App::Part and Part-WB. For example, Part doesn't have an array function, I had to use that of Draft, which is un-userfriendly as possible. Also, when making an extrusion from a Sketch in a Part, the resulting body is placed by default outside the Part container, which is annoying. Also , PartDesign's Datum objects – which are great – give scary warning messages when used in a Part.