structurized drawing and A2plus WB with tutorial under construction

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Re: structurized drawing with A2+ WB

Postby roerich_64 » Tue Feb 12, 2019 5:29 pm

paullee wrote:
Mon Feb 11, 2019 5:33 pm
Thanks for the detailed explanation! Started to understand your concept :)

Can you also explain what features in A2+
Or the workflow?
Begin Workflow 1: Add a part to the controller

It should be a master-On-Off-Switch. Questions about the switch: Now we have infos of this switch
  • price
    the seller
    External dimensions of the switch
    etc ...
Ok. We can start to save this infos to our 'Warehouse'. First we must create the directory-tree for this part:
We have to generate the new root-directory for this part at the 'warehouse' under 'electrical' parts named 'OnOff-Switch':

In the folder 'OnOff-Switch' we copy the standard-structure:
  • 0_Pictures
    1_Parts
    2_Assemblies
    3_Manufacturing Data
    ...
And add the folder 'Datasheet'

So we have this structure for the switch in the 'warehouse':
  • global
    • warehouse
      • electric parts
        • OnOff-Switch
          • 0_Pictures
            1_Parts
            2_Assemblies
            3_Manufacturing Data
            4_DataSheet
          etc...
        mechanikal parts
        etc...
      house_A
      house_B
      etc ...

Now we can safe the datasheet at the 'datasheet' folder and the STEP-File to the 'Parts' folder.
Now we can start FreeCAD with A2plus...

We have to generate four new files and safe them to the right folder:
  • a.) 'OnOff_Switch_master' in the root folder 'OnOff-Switch' (in there comes later the 'transparency structure')
    b.) 'OnOff-Switch_asm' in the root folder 'OnOff-Switch' (in there we bind later all the files we need for graphic illustration)
    c.) 'OnOff_Switch' in the 'parts' folder (in there we bind later the STEP File and the 'Info' of the OnOff-Switch)
    d.) 'OnOff_Switch_man' in the 'manufactoring_Data' folder (in it comes the drawing for the breakthrough through the front panel)
Let's have a look into the files with FreeCAD:
a.)
  • OnOff_Switch_Master.jpg
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b.)
  • OnOff_Switch_asm.jpg
    OnOff_Switch_asm.jpg (71.3 KiB) Viewed 684 times
c.)
  • OnOff_Switch_Part_with_Info.jpg
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d.)
  • OnOff_Switch_man.jpg
    OnOff_Switch_man.jpg (70.58 KiB) Viewed 684 times
You see, all the info's and link's of this part was bindet in one file 'OnOff_Switch_asm'
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Re: structurized drawing with A2plus WB

Postby roerich_64 » Tue Feb 12, 2019 8:17 pm

Now you can switch the LOD (Level of Detail):

LOD 1:
  • LOD_I.jpg
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LOD 2:
  • LOD_II.jpg
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Re: structurized drawing and A2plus WB with tutorial under construction

Postby roerich_64 » Tue Feb 12, 2019 10:26 pm

The next step is to assemble it to the panel of the controller

Add the 'OnOFF-Switch_asm' to the 'Controller_asm' and play with translation of FreeCAD to find the right position:
  • OnOff_Switch_find_position.jpg
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Now we can mesure the position to generate the breakthrough at the panel.
To do this navigate with 'Edit a part' to the panel and 'Add' there the 'OnOff_Switch_asm'. Directly safe this in the file 'panel_asm' in the 'assembly'
folder of the controller.
Now you have all the info's you need bindet in the 'Panel_asm' to generate the breakthrough of it.

To do this, copy the sketch from 'OnOff_Switch_man'
Copy_manufactring_info_I.jpg
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to the 'Panel' file under the 'parts' folder of the controller. And then move the Sketch inner the body of the panel and make the breakthrough with the pocked function of FreeCAD PartDesign WB.
Copy_manufactring_info_II.jpg
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I will also add a Emergency Switch to this panel. I do it in the same way ;)
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Re: structurized drawing and A2plus WB with tutorial under construction

Postby paullee » Tue Feb 12, 2019 11:56 pm

Thanks, following, great tutorial to read !
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Re: structurized drawing and A2plus WB with tutorial under construction

Postby roerich_64 » Wed Feb 13, 2019 1:47 am

Thank you, Paullee. That motivates :)

Now, the breakthrough for the Emergency-Stop Bottom are at his place and we generate the Job in the 'panel' file and save the generate gCode to the 'Manufactory' Folder of the Controller:
Pannel_with_Job_gCode.jpg
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So, with this workflow we have all the gCode files of the controller in one Folder.

When in five years the OnOff switch was broken, you have all the data you need to by a new one. ;)
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Re: structurized drawing and A2plus WB with tutorial under construction

Postby roerich_64 » Wed Feb 13, 2019 2:19 am

Let us follow the files we have needed and generated in the controller folder structure:
  • controller
    • 0_Pictures
      1_Parts
      panel (the breakthrough was added)
      2_Assemblies
      panel_asm (binded all the infos and files of the panel)
      3_Manufacturing Data
      panel.ngc (the gCode)
    controller_asm (bind all the infos and files of the controller)
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Re: structurized drawing and A2plus WB with tutorial under construction

Postby chrisb » Wed Feb 13, 2019 3:42 am

Moved to Tutorial forum.
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Re: structurized drawing and A2plus WB with tutorial under construction

Postby roerich_64 » Wed Feb 13, 2019 8:17 am

A2plus assembling:
Panel_I.jpg
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The real assembling ;)
Panel_I_real.jpg
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End of Workflow 1: Add a part to the controller
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Re: structurized drawing and A2plus WB with tutorial under construction

Postby paullee » Wed Feb 13, 2019 1:58 pm

Amazing :!: Excellent reference for organising models!

Any strategy / worflow to cater for design change / development e.g change in floor plan / room layout?

Thanks.
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Re: structurized drawing and A2plus WB with tutorial under construction

Postby roerich_64 » Wed Feb 13, 2019 8:22 pm

paullee wrote:
Wed Feb 13, 2019 1:58 pm
Amazing :!: Excellent reference for organising models!

Any strategy / worflow to cater for design change / development e.g change in floor plan / room layout?

Thanks.
Thank you, Paullee! You take it out of me ;)
Before we take the focus at the houses or the designs or the infrastrukture or so i must tell a little bit more from the little OnOff-Switch at the little Controller in the workroom ;)

This little On/Off-switch is greater as it looks like...
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