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shaise
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Sheet Metal Workbench

Postby shaise » Thu Jun 11, 2015 8:21 am

Hello Everyone!

As a very active user of FreeCAD (Many thanks to all of the developpers) I often use it to design small sheet metal parts. As it is now quite cumbersome to make such parts I decided to add a simple Shet Metal workbench. It is not such a big deal but it make my sheet metal design go much much faster. I have posted the Module and some help how to use it in my projects website: http://theseger.com/projects/2015/06/sh ... r-freecad/
Hope this helps others!
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Re: Sheet Metal Workbench

Postby r-frank » Thu Jun 11, 2015 9:19 am

Hello.

Nice work! Looks very good and thanks for sharing.

If you don't mind I will mention it in the related Projects-section of the wiki.

If you like you can extend your Installation instructions.
Look at hamish's drawing dimensioning readme.md for reference.

Maybe you will also think about hosting it at github ? (just a suggestion).

Once again thanks for sharing.

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Re: Sheet Metal Workbench

Postby shaise » Thu Jun 11, 2015 9:27 am

Hi Roland,

Thanks for the reply.
Go ahead an mention it on the wiki. The purpose it to share it with others.
Regarding GitHub, you are right, I will go ahead and do it.

shai
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Re: Sheet Metal Workbench

Postby shaise » Thu Jun 11, 2015 9:46 am

Hi Roland,

Sheet Metal workbench uploaded to GitHub:
https://github.com/shaise/FreeCAD_SheetMetal

shai
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Re: Sheet Metal Workbench

Postby laurent_parti » Thu Jun 11, 2015 10:24 am

Simple and efficient !

Great works Shaise
Laurent.

You like CNC world feel free to have a look on:
https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC_Mjlp ... svx0z6G6WQ
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Re: Sheet Metal Workbench

Postby shaise » Fri Jun 12, 2015 1:48 pm

Hi Everyone!

A bug was reported to me about sheet-metal files saved then loaded that they do not load properly. This bug was fixed, please DL the latest version.

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Re: Sheet Metal Workbench

Postby abdullah » Fri Jun 12, 2015 5:08 pm

Well, if you integrate Ulrich's macro into it is already one addition more. Maybe somebody else has some other macros/scripts to integrate...

Thinks grow slowly, but it is nice to have this in "Workbench form".
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Re: Sheet Metal Workbench

Postby shaise » Fri Jun 12, 2015 10:28 pm

abdullah wrote:Well, if you integrate Ulrich's macro into it is already one addition more. Maybe somebody else has some other macros/scripts to integrate...
Well in fact I was already planning that, and got Ulrich's permission.
It is now integrated inside!
Thanks Ulrich!
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Re: Sheet Metal Workbench

Postby shaise » Fri Apr 29, 2016 12:25 pm

Hi Everyone,

I have updated the workbench to use Ulrich's latest version (17).
It seems to solve several unfolding issues.
Updated workbench: http://theseger.com/projects/2015/06/sh ... r-freecad/
Source: https://github.com/shaise/FreeCAD_SheetMetal

shai
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Re: Sheet Metal Workbench

Postby NormandC » Fri Apr 29, 2016 5:06 pm

Ubuntu users: if you installed the Sheet metal workbench from the FreeCAD Community Extras PPA, you will get the update automatically.

https://launchpad.net/~freecad-communit ... ubuntu/ppa