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by freedman
Sat Jul 02, 2022 5:22 am
Forum: Help on using FreeCAD
Topic: Cannot place sketch at desired position
Replies: 10
Views: 407

Re: Cannot place sketch at desired position

redman wrote, The new one ( RpiZero_Centered ) is supposed to have the PCB centroid at 0,0,0 thinking it would help with mirroring parts/holes using symmetry... I am not sure it will be that much more helpful... maybe it would be more beneficial if the mid point of the longest side of PCB is at 0,0...
by freedman
Fri Jul 01, 2022 6:03 am
Forum: Help on using FreeCAD
Topic: Cannot place sketch at desired position
Replies: 10
Views: 407

Re: Cannot place sketch at desired position

I took a few minutes and did some editing to your file. This is how I would approach the design. I cloned the board for the next layer presuming the boards are the same. I didn't finish the board sketch but it's close.
by freedman
Tue Jun 28, 2022 5:26 pm
Forum: Help on using FreeCAD
Topic: Workbench Suggestions
Replies: 4
Views: 217

Re: Workbench Suggestions

with as much accuracy as possible
You would need to give more info about what you want, FreeCAD can give you precision down to some fine detail like .000001mm for instance.

Accuracy is up to you and how good you are with a tape measure or calipers.
by freedman
Tue Jun 28, 2022 4:40 pm
Forum: Help on using FreeCAD
Topic: Corner Cut Out
Replies: 27
Views: 2709

Re: Corner Cut Out

Here is an approach from another post:
https://forum.freecadweb.org/viewtopic. ... 91#p601091
by freedman
Mon Jun 27, 2022 4:40 pm
Forum: Help on using FreeCAD
Topic: Sweeping pipe along 3d path
Replies: 14
Views: 605

Re: Sweeping pipe along 3d path

liongate, I didn't have time to process your file but I made a sweep/morph, identifying the Map mode and Support might help you. I have been working on adding Morph to my Sweep macro which should make this easier to do. FreeCAD calls this "section transformation", I call it morphing. This ...
by freedman
Mon Jun 27, 2022 4:32 am
Forum: Help on using FreeCAD
Topic: Sweeping pipe along 3d path
Replies: 14
Views: 605

Re: Sweeping pipe along 3d path

Since your new here I don't want to confuse things but I made a sweep macro a while back, it also has a learning curve so maybe something to use in your future here.
https://forum.freecadweb.org/viewtopic. ... 20#p597263
by freedman
Sat Jun 25, 2022 6:41 pm
Forum: Help on using FreeCAD
Topic: Datum Point or Line ¿ how to reference in part Separador ?
Replies: 15
Views: 463

Re: Datum Point or Line ¿ how to reference in part Separador ?

Here is how I would do it. Mapmode can be very helpful. You can map a datum line to the curve center, then map a datum plane to the datum line, then sketch on the datum plane that has an axis of the curve. Here is an example. There are some possibilities of TNP because of a mapped edge but this is p...
by freedman
Thu Jun 23, 2022 2:54 am
Forum: Open discussion
Topic: How should I learn FreeCAD
Replies: 6
Views: 423

Re: How should I learn FreeCAD

My suggestion : Find an instrument case, something that has a flat front and rear panel. You could go to a second-hand store and find something that's small enough to sit on your desk, tear it apart so you can measure it with calipers and a ruler. Start by making a hand drawing with key measurement...
by freedman
Thu Jun 16, 2022 8:27 pm
Forum: Help on using FreeCAD
Topic: Sketch in Origin object, XY_Plane outside Body
Replies: 8
Views: 262

Re: Sketch in Origin object, XY_Plane outside Body

Step by step please?
Sorry, I would but I'm out of time and I don't remember, I didn't know there was going to be a test :) . I think I moved sketch003 into the Body and copied the Body minus the Origin and pasted into a new doc, this gave me a new Origin.

Got to go, bye.
by freedman
Thu Jun 16, 2022 7:02 pm
Forum: Help on using FreeCAD
Topic: Sketch in Origin object, XY_Plane outside Body
Replies: 8
Views: 262

Re: Sketch in Origin object, XY_Plane outside Body

Here,it all looks OK and BOP OK. Copied the Body into a new doc and set a couple things. Weird issue, maybe has something to do with the Bend.