Combining paths from imported SVG?

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falviani
Posts: 150
Joined: Tue May 07, 2019 8:49 pm

Combining paths from imported SVG?

Postby falviani » Fri Jun 21, 2019 9:24 pm

My version info:
OS: Windows 10
Word size of OS: 64-bit
Word size of FreeCAD: 64-bit
Version: 0.18.16117 (Git)
Build type: Release
Branch: releases/FreeCAD-0-18
Hash: dbb4cc6415bac848a294f03b80f65e888d531742
Python version: 3.6.6
Qt version: 5.6.2
Coin version: 4.0.0a
OCC version: 7.3.0
Locale: English/UnitedStates (en_US)

After importing an SVG file I have a huge number of paths; in the draft workbench they convert to an equal number of sketches, of course. Is there any way to combine them into a much smaller number that would be manageable?

Thanks in advance,
Frank Alviani
openBrain
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Joined: Fri Nov 09, 2018 5:38 pm

Re: Combining paths from imported SVG?

Postby openBrain » Fri Jun 21, 2019 9:32 pm

Yep. Sketcher WB : Sketch -> Merge sketches ;)
falviani
Posts: 150
Joined: Tue May 07, 2019 8:49 pm

Re: Combining paths from imported SVG?

Postby falviani » Fri Jun 21, 2019 10:37 pm

Thanks for the quick response. The merge worked, but took over 5 minutes on a Ryzen 1700x. I tried to edit the sketch to put a rectangle behind the merged path, but if FreeCAD wasn't hung, it was taking over 10 minutes to enter edit mode. I think I stressed the poor thing beyond it's capabilities. :(