I'm looking for a tool called thin element like PTC Creo has.
This was what i meant thanks Don't now what the amount of work is to add this... But it is a great improvement of the part design WB!!
Yes, that's the tool I meant, thicken a sketch. But Creo can only thicken left or right not center like the Arch wall tool. Extrude hight symmetric (center) or two directions with different value, and if its possible to type in a different value for left and right. Then it would be the perfect tool, better than Creo.
Hi Yorik,yorik wrote:Ping
You can create two Arch_Walls using the same base line or sketch. One can be extruded in one direction, and the other in the opposite direction. Then you'd get that symmetric behavior that you want.
Before @Yorik would comment, just want to mention ArchWall can 'thicken' a sketch. And each edges can be thickened with different widths (with limitations mentioned in posts)freecad-heini-1 wrote: ↑Fri Mar 20, 2020 9:43 amHi Yorik,yorik wrote:Ping
today I turn to you for a feature request for a tool "thicken a sketch".
The tool would fit well to the Part and PartDesign Workbench.
The Arch Wall tool is very close to that, so I guess it won't be much work to extend this tool and give it to the workbenches mentioned above.
Extrude hight symmetric (center) or two directions with different value, and if its possible to type in a different value for left and right. Then it would be the perfect tool, better than Creo.
Please, please please, help Freecad to get such a tool.
Thank you very much and best regards
No problem, just have a glance at the youtube, and should be able to understand what you are conceiving.freecad-heini-1 wrote: ↑Mon Mar 23, 2020 8:14 pmI get the impression that you've only read my feature request superficially. Please read Saso and Jee-Bee's answer and watch the Youtube videos they posted. Arch Wall is a great fit for Arch, with some minor changes it could become a very useful tool for Part and PartDesign. First of all it would have to be changed from meter to millimeter. As far as depth in both directions is concerned, you don't need it for walls, for ribs, bridges or edges of plastic, casting or sheet metal parts it can be very helpful and saves the designer some effort. Arch Wall already exists and the desired changes are not that big.
I hope this is understandable.
In other cad systems like Solidworks, Creo, Catia and Siemens NX they call such a tool "thicken a sketch". They don't have such tools just like that.