Mongrel_Shark wrote: ↑
Tue Feb 27, 2018 12:41 am
I have 2 ways I would aproach this.
Fist is quick and dirty. Use the external geometry tool to select all the external edges, then attach a sketch to that and pad/sweep.
This will give you problems if you make certain changes earlier in the tree as occ will re-number all the edges and it will become an invalid sketch. So not very parametric.
Second way is to copy the first sketch from the other end of your sweep. By selecting in tree then ctrl+c. Then paste copy (and place in appropriate body if in 0.17) then attach to face. By selecting the face and pressing the attach sketch to face button then selecting your sketch from the drop down.
And what will happen in the second approach if you go back and add or remove geometry? Things like sketch getting attached to a different face? And in addition this approach is not parametric at all? Unless you would bother with adding expression between sketches. And if you do that and go back to add or remove geometry ...
As for your second suggestion. Draft Facebinder (FreeCAD 0.16) or using the face directly in PartDesign workbench (FreeCAD 0.17) is another available option.
chris s wrote: ↑
Tue Feb 27, 2018 6:05 pm
Thanks guys, Sketcher External works a treat.
Good to hear that.
The top rotated section will be the landing for the screw. Crazy eh?