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bejant
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Re: Welder looking to be more efficient using FreeCAD

Postby bejant » Wed Mar 29, 2017 11:50 am

I get similar results when trying to add Draft to the end faces too. Instead of using Draft you can crate a Sketch of a triangle on a side face, then Pocket "Through All". If you make the triangle legs the same length as the side of the tube steel and the Pocket fails, try extending the triangle legs outside the solid (it's become habit for me):
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Re: Welder looking to be more efficient using FreeCAD

Postby Kunda1 » Fri Jul 21, 2017 9:14 am

looo wrote:
Sat Mar 18, 2017 11:34 am
maybe my little workbench is of any help for your task:
https://github.com/looooo/freecad_frame

example (quite old): (pie-menu is not part of the workbench)
https://vimeo.com/127369120
Just a thought but perhaps::
@looo what are your thoughts on possibly integrating welding in to your WB ?
For example: issue #1240
Specifically https://freecadweb.org/tracker/view.php?id=1240#c9789
Screenshot: https://freecadweb.org/tracker/file_dow ... 0&type=bug
Screenshot: https://freecadweb.org/tracker/file_dow ... 8&type=bug
Screenshot: https://freecadweb.org/tracker/file_dow ... 9&type=bug

The ticket also describes adding welding symbols, but that is a different story altogether.
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Re: Welder looking to be more efficient using FreeCAD

Postby Kunda1 » Wed Jul 26, 2017 9:01 pm

Montoya88 wrote:ping
What do you think about the following?
Kunda1 wrote:
Fri Jul 21, 2017 9:14 am
For example: issue #1240
Specifically https://freecadweb.org/tracker/view.php?id=1240#c9789

The ticket also describes adding welding symbols, but that is a different story altogether.
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Re: Welder looking to be more efficient using FreeCAD

Postby Montoya88 » Tue Aug 08, 2017 7:56 am

Kunda1 wrote:
Wed Jul 26, 2017 9:01 pm
What do you think about the following?
Kunda1 wrote:
Fri Jul 21, 2017 9:14 am
For example: issue #1240
Specifically https://freecadweb.org/tracker/view.php?id=1240#c9789
Sorry I've been offline for some time, but I browsed through the links you've provided Kunda1and I'm blown away. I will look into it further as soon as possible, but from what I see that is exactly what I need.
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Re: Welder looking to be more efficient using FreeCAD

Postby Montoya88 » Mon Aug 28, 2017 7:00 am

I want to shift gears here to something else,

Ok, I've seen video on a combustion engine for a car, an the user was able to have all the parts moving and functioning as intended.

Now I can see this could be handy in the future. I have a file that I have just made of a "butterfly" hinge, and I'm hoping this simple part would be something to start with when I learn to use this feature.

Any leads, videos, help, is greatly appreciated, and if any discrepancies are found with the methods used to create the part I'd love to now.
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Re: Welder looking to be more efficient using FreeCAD

Postby looo » Mon Aug 28, 2017 7:30 am

Kunda wrote:@looo what are your thoughts on possibly integrating welding in to your WB ?
For example: issue #1240
Specifically https://freecadweb.org/tracker/view.php?id=1240#c9789
Screenshot: https://freecadweb.org/tracker/file_dow ... 0&type=bug
Screenshot: https://freecadweb.org/tracker/file_dow ... 8&type=bug
Screenshot: https://freecadweb.org/tracker/file_dow ... 9&type=bug
My wb contain some tools to create frames. I think flamingo wb has some similar tools, and is way more advanced. I do not have a use-case for the mentioned topics, so I don't think I have time to implement something like this...
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Re: Welder looking to be more efficient using FreeCAD

Postby chrisb » Mon Aug 28, 2017 7:47 am

Montoya88 wrote:
Mon Aug 28, 2017 7:00 am
Ok, I've seen video on a combustion engine for a car, an the user was able to have all the parts moving and functioning as intended.

Now I can see this could be handy in the future. I have a file that I have just made of a "butterfly" hinge, and I'm hoping this simple part would be something to start with when I learn to use this feature.

Any leads, videos, help, is greatly appreciated, and if any discrepancies are found with the methods used to create the part I'd love to now.
This seems to be a new topic. You may search the forum for installation and usage of the Animation Workbench. The basic idea of FreeCAD animations is to control some of the constraints with a python script.