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by drmacro
Fri Aug 05, 2022 10:35 am
Forum: Open discussion
Topic: FreeCAD, the SolidWorks Killer
Replies: 22
Views: 2305

Re: FreeCAD, the SolidWorks Killer

FBXL5 wrote: Fri Aug 05, 2022 10:22 am ...
No. I usually don't need the sketch dimensions on my drawing.
The design dimensions are seldom those that need to be documented on a drawing and measured on the physical item.
Indeed.
by drmacro
Thu Aug 04, 2022 3:54 pm
Forum: Open discussion
Topic: FreeCAD, the SolidWorks Killer
Replies: 22
Views: 2305

Re: FreeCAD, the SolidWorks Killer

I gave up on FreeCAD, there is no progression in the important parts. Using SolidWorks for makers now, works better and way faster then FC. I wish it wasn't so, but FC is still unusable after all these years, even RealThunders branch suffers from poor design decissions in the past. Hopefully I will...
by drmacro
Wed Aug 03, 2022 11:45 am
Forum: Help on using FreeCAD
Topic: [SOLVED] How to remove a feature in PD without breaking references
Replies: 12
Views: 583

Re: How to remove a feature in PD without breaking references

Great! Last question here, I promise :D So when it's worth to attach a sketch to a face? Questions are welcome. ;) Well, there are some different schools of thought. One says the workflow of attaching to faces is generally not a good workflow (even if there was no such thing as Topological Naming P...
by drmacro
Wed Aug 03, 2022 10:38 am
Forum: Help on using FreeCAD
Topic: [SOLVED] How to remove a feature in PD without breaking references
Replies: 12
Views: 583

Re: How to remove a feature in PD without breaking references

The tip is indicated by a white arrow on a green background. See Overlay icons here: https://wiki.freecadweb.org/Tree_view You can move it by right click on a feature in the tree and selecting Set tip. Yes, you should attach to base planes and adjust the location with the Attachment property (in a P...
by drmacro
Wed Aug 03, 2022 10:18 am
Forum: Help on using FreeCAD
Topic: [SOLVED] How to remove a feature in PD without breaking references
Replies: 12
Views: 583

Re: How to remove a feature in PD without breaking references

Features of a Body aren't atomic. They are not singular, stand alone solids. The Body represents an accumulation of the features. Especially if you are attaching sketches to general geometry of previous features. So, deleting features will almost certainly break something below that feature. When fa...
by drmacro
Tue Aug 02, 2022 5:09 pm
Forum: Help on using FreeCAD
Topic: I made fully constrained sketches today... why?
Replies: 18
Views: 1028

Re: I made fully constrained sketches today... why?

Select the constraints and move to virtual space. https://wiki.freecadweb.org/images/4/4a/Sketcher_SwitchVirtualSpace.svg Use the Constraint display in the Combo view to Deactivate, Hide, them etc. Yes, constraints are what will control the parametric changes from your database (spreadsheet, Dynamic...
by drmacro
Tue Aug 02, 2022 10:24 am
Forum: Help on using FreeCAD
Topic: I made fully constrained sketches today... why?
Replies: 18
Views: 1028

Re: I made fully constrained sketches today... why?

There is a bit of misconception about the state "fully constrained". It really means all DOF's have a constraint applied and there are no redundant, over constraints, etc. situations. A haphazard constraint scheme (i.e. constraints applied simply to get to the fully constrained state as fa...
by drmacro
Tue Aug 02, 2022 10:13 am
Forum: Help on using FreeCAD
Topic: Std_Refresh
Replies: 1
Views: 174

Std_Refresh

What does Std_Refresh do?

According to the wiki it is just a recompute.

And why would it improve document load time by a factor of 10? As some claim?
:?:
by drmacro
Mon Aug 01, 2022 4:40 pm
Forum: Open discussion
Topic: Coil Around A Rectangle
Replies: 26
Views: 1726

Re: Coil Around A Rectangle

I know very little about FreeCAD. I'm using the Draft Workbench and trying to follow what Mads Leth Danielsen did. First create one turn by entering line segments point by point, then rounding the corners and using Array to duplicate it and then Part Workbench to sweep. I'm sure there must be a bet...