sb56637 wrote: ↑
Sun Nov 11, 2018 1:14 pm
But now I'm trying to sketch up a quick 3D architectural floor plan, and I get the impression that I'm not understanding some core concept, or maybe I'm going about it the wrong way.
I think using Sketches to draw the underlying wall traces is pretty easy. However, when creating an Arch Wall
, it may have some issues. However, I haven't experienced many issues if you instead use the Draft tools. The Draft workbench allow you to create 2D lines and wires that you can turn into Walls. This works most of the time. Changing the size of the wires is a bit more complicated, as you cannot just define the length of the lines; you need to change the points that make the wire. The best way to do this is with a grid, and snapping to points in that grid. It's a bit more elaborate but works better in my opinion. Once you become proficient with Draft, you can align your walls relatively quickly.
https://www.freecadweb.org/wiki/Tutoria ... en_windows
The Arch developer also developed Draft so both workbenches work together quite nicely. As you probably realized the Arch workbench has all the tools of the Draft workbench as well.
I am not sure, but I think when you use a Sketch, what happens internally is that there is a conversion Sketch-Draft. So, instead of doing that, it may be better to use Draft directly.