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by freedman
Wed Aug 17, 2022 3:10 am
Forum: Open discussion
Topic: New Sketch icons "make pocket sketch, make pad sketch"
Replies: 0
Views: 34

New Sketch icons "make pocket sketch, make pad sketch"

Not really sure how to do this yet : There will be 3 create sketch icons. 1) The normal one , 2) Create hole sketch , 3) Create pad sketch . The concept allows the user to create what will happen when they sketch, not after the fact. For instance I want to create a hole in a face, I click the face a...
by freedman
Tue Aug 16, 2022 4:43 pm
Forum: Python scripting and macros
Topic: Having exceptions that cause loss of 3D rotation
Replies: 2
Views: 97

Having exceptions that cause loss of 3D rotation

I'm trying to use a slot to trigger my macro to do this "self.on_color_to_refacing()". It works for a while but then I get an Exception and my mouse won't rotate in the 3D. If I change mouse modes and back everything is fine once again, for a while. I don't know what to do now. I have trie...
by freedman
Tue Aug 16, 2022 6:21 am
Forum: Open discussion
Topic: Inserting operation in the middle of the tree?
Replies: 3
Views: 193

Re: Inserting operation in the middle of the tree?

Read up on the "TIP". You can set it to a target feature and then when you create a sketch it will insert after the Tip feature. One big issue is the deletion of a sketch/feature in the middle of the tree, FreeCAD doesn't establish new supports automatically. Understandably the App doesn't...
by freedman
Tue Aug 16, 2022 6:08 am
Forum: Open discussion
Topic: Should the Shapebinder Trace support be 'True' by default
Replies: 4
Views: 239

Re: Should the Shapebinder Trace support be 'True' by default

After some testing it looks like (with Trace Support set False) you don't want to move the Shapebinder with it's placement. If you do and then work on the shapebinder support object the shapebinder will move back to it's previous placement automatically. I guess this could be a bug, I didn't expect ...
by freedman
Sun Aug 14, 2022 6:44 am
Forum: Open discussion
Topic: Should the Shapebinder Trace support be 'True' by default
Replies: 4
Views: 239

Should the Shapebinder Trace support be 'True' by default

In my work flow I always want the Shapebinder Trace support set True, I finally gave up and added this to my macro to do it automatically. Can someone write a few lines of why someone would want this False. It's kind of a sneaky thing, you can model all day long but when you go the move your objects...
by freedman
Sat Aug 13, 2022 8:39 pm
Forum: Open discussion
Topic: Feature Proposition: F9 command to Recompute Object
Replies: 6
Views: 298

Re: Feature Proposition: F9 command to Recompute Object

There is also a right click on the tree document and "skip recomputes".
by freedman
Fri Aug 12, 2022 6:04 pm
Forum: Python scripting and macros
Topic: New property, storing a sketch name, can that name change?
Replies: 5
Views: 404

Re: New property, storing a sketch name, can that name change?

Roy_043, that works.

I used "App::PropertyLinkChild"

This works across Body and Part boundaries which is what I wanted. If the targeted Body object is deleted then the LinkChild data will be invalid and the object Link is removed, leaving a blank Property, perfect!

Thank you.
by freedman
Tue Aug 09, 2022 3:18 pm
Forum: Python scripting and macros
Topic: New property, storing a sketch name, can that name change?
Replies: 5
Views: 404

Re: New property, storing a sketch name, can that name change?

Roy_043 wrote Have you tried using the App::PropertyLink type? No I haven't. I looked here and found this list: https://forum.freecadweb.org/viewtopic.php?p=316906#p316906 I'm always two steps behind, I'm guessing that if I use the correct Property type FreeCAD will change all the names for me as I...
by freedman
Mon Aug 08, 2022 11:47 pm
Forum: Python scripting and macros
Topic: New property, storing a sketch name, can that name change?
Replies: 5
Views: 404

New property, storing a sketch name, can that name change?

If I create a new property and then insert the text "Sketch003" targeting a sketch, can that reference later be invalid. I notice that when I bring a new Body into a existing model there can be changes to the sketch names. This makes since because you can't have two "sketch001". ...
by freedman
Mon Aug 08, 2022 5:20 pm
Forum: Help on using FreeCAD
Topic: Fillet Problems
Replies: 6
Views: 502

Re: Fillet Problems

If you need a variable then try Sweep with continuation or sweep with a loft.