Montoya88 wrote:One thing I looking to improve is creating structural shapes ex: square, rectangular, round tubing.
This is my process lets say it's 2" square tubing:
1. Create a cube 2" x 2" x length needed
2. Create another cube minus the wall thickness lets say it's 1/8" so this cube will 1.75" plus length of the first one.
3. Center the cube appropriately.
4.Perform a cut for the Part workbench.
Now I have a square tube, 19 more to go....
Bottom line is there a more efficient way to go about this?
I think using the Part WB is more complicated for doing this. Using Part Design instead, only one Sketch is needed and for rectangular Hollow Structural Shapes ("HSS") you only need the height, width, and wall thickness to create a Sketch of the profile (per AISC max outside corner radius is 3x wall thickness). Create a Sketch of the cross-section profile and use Part Design WB > Pad to create the desired length.
Change any of these values to your liking, and save the changed FreeCAD file as a new document. I started with a model of HSS 4 x 3 x 1/4 and it only took a few seconds to change it to HSS 2 x 2 x 1/8 as shown above and attached below.
OS: Ubuntu 16.04.2 LTS
Word size of OS: 32-bit
Word size of FreeCAD: 32-bit
Version: 0.16.6707 (Git)
Build type: None
Python version: 2.7.12
Qt version: 4.8.7
Coin version: 4.0.0a
OCC version: 6.8.0.oce-0.17