Tutorial series - Freecad introduction for Architects and Revit users

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Tutorial series - Freecad introduction for Architects and Revit users

Postby dimitar » Wed Aug 14, 2019 10:41 am

I am starting to create a tutorial series specifically geared for the use of freecad for architects and revit users. It's a straight cut-to-the point, know how to do most basic things in 2-hours type of series.

Here is the first video:

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Second one will be coming out soon:

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Re: Tutorial series - Freecad introduction for Architects and Revit users

Postby kisolre » Wed Aug 14, 2019 11:03 am

Thanks for the effort :)
Please add FreeCAD version info in the description of the tutorials for future viewers. Things have changed drastically between versions and might change again.
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Re: Tutorial series - Freecad introduction for Architects and Revit users

Postby Kunda1 » Wed Aug 14, 2019 12:51 pm

These are awesome quality. Very good speaking voice.
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Re: Tutorial series - Freecad introduction for Architects and Revit users

Postby paullee » Wed Aug 14, 2019 4:21 pm

Thanks, good to watch some video :)

Some quick hints on keyboard shortcut in case you have not learned

- ctrl r : to recompute / refresh
- 2 : top view
- 1 : front view
- v, f : fit all
- v, s : fit selection
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Re: Tutorial series - Freecad introduction for Architects and Revit users

Postby dimitar » Wed Aug 14, 2019 5:35 pm

Thanks for the kind words guys. As someone that's fairly new to freecad, do please call out if thre is a better way to do something

@paullee, these are probably the only shortcuts I do know :) The other two being L and S in sketcher moder
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Re: Tutorial series - Freecad introduction for Architects and Revit users

Postby yorik » Wed Aug 14, 2019 8:13 pm

Amazing job @dimitar!! That's very clear, understandable, precious material!
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Re: Tutorial series - Freecad introduction for Architects and Revit users

Postby paullee » Sun Oct 13, 2019 2:50 am

Just watching the Intro-002 :)

Great tutorial !

Some quick observation
  1. Around 4:00, the wall is not showing but there is a Tick on its icon, you may try Recompute
  2. Turn on the Report View - Wall may give you some hint what is wrong if it is not working / updating
  3. Around 6:00, you mention the windows are not in designed position. You may have just edited the underlying sketch and the Sketch Edge Index / Wall face index change, so end up your windows in wrong location
    [EDIT]
  4. Around 36:00: Alternative to use Subtraction in the Combo View ...
    • Double-click the Wall and Task Panel shows up
    • Go back to Model tab and select the Part Object for subtraction
      (Can select on the Model also)
    • Go back to Task panel and click Subtraction
    • Then Click +Add, and OK
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Re: Tutorial series - Freecad introduction for Architects and Revit users

Postby paullee » Sun Oct 13, 2019 3:17 am

And, notice in 19:30 you have complex sketch to build wall but it seem doesn't recompute.

I have long trying to use sketch for wall and attempt to debug a number of similar issues with my limited knowledge in python -
https://forum.freecadweb.org/viewtopic.php?f=23&t=34505
https://forum.freecadweb.org/viewtopic. ... =3&t=22379

Can you share your model (best if you have it at the point where Wall fails) maybe I can have a look.

Again, turning on Report View give you more idea about what is wrong.

Thanks.