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by freedman
Thu Jun 16, 2022 2:50 pm
Forum: Help on using FreeCAD
Topic: (is already reported) Sketcher is having trouble snapping to the backside of a sketch
Replies: 25
Views: 878

Re: (is already reported) Sketcher is having trouble snapping to the backside of a sketch

It's kind of a pain because I sketch mostly in 3D so I get (pic right) often. When I need to make sketch changes I just rotate around to the other side. Not a big deal but I will be glad when it's fixed. I remember Abdullah saying it was hard to fix so it's hard to fix. :) I always wondered if there...
by freedman
Thu Jun 16, 2022 6:25 am
Forum: Help on using FreeCAD
Topic: Help editing previously completed project (sketch/pad/pocket)
Replies: 14
Views: 555

Re: Help editing previously completed project (sketch/pad/pocket)

There are many different ways to build this model, there are approaches using spread sheets, standard planes, sketch on face, equations. Since all the features are normal to the XZ plane you can use that to base all your work. You can offset your sketches and perform everything required. In the incl...
by freedman
Wed Jun 15, 2022 11:33 pm
Forum: Help on using FreeCAD
Topic: Attach two bodies using LCS and datum point (vertex-offset)
Replies: 10
Views: 327

Re: Attach two bodies using LCS and datum point (vertex-offset)

edwilliams16, you recommended that to me once and I tried it, there were issues. I can't remember exactly what happened but I quit using it. I think when I moved one of the objects the attachment failed or maybe it was a parametric update that failed. Anyway, I didn't think it was reliable enough to...
by freedman
Wed Jun 15, 2022 10:54 pm
Forum: Help on using FreeCAD
Topic: Attach two bodies using LCS and datum point (vertex-offset)
Replies: 10
Views: 327

Re: Attach two bodies using LCS and datum point (vertex-offset)

Bodies don't have attachments and they don't have AttachmentOffset, all you can do is change their Placement. I can tell that you know Bodies can be moved but you want them attached. To do this requires an additional program to keep them attached, this would be an assembly tool. FreeCAD has a few to...
by freedman
Tue Jun 14, 2022 5:01 pm
Forum: Help on using FreeCAD
Topic: [0.19R24415] graphical glitches
Replies: 8
Views: 734

Re: [0.19R24415] graphical glitches

I remember weird graphic issues with Anti-Aliasing settings that were too low, I set them to new values and then restarted, that fixed the problem.
by freedman
Mon Jun 13, 2022 5:18 pm
Forum: Help on using FreeCAD
Topic: Using Additive Pipe on sections of a path?
Replies: 9
Views: 446

Re: Using Additive Pipe on sections of a path?

If this was mold work I would be thinking about what is the best approach to use if I later (5 years from now) need to move one of the latches 1mm and slightly modify the profile. So I would probably model 4 (1 sketch 1 pad) and place them explictly. It's not as fun as a sweep but easy to modify and...
by freedman
Sun Jun 12, 2022 6:02 am
Forum: Toponaming and Link Branch
Topic: "Map sketch to face" - cylinder inertia attachment
Replies: 8
Views: 824

Re: "Map sketch to face" - cylinder inertia attachment

You can use "Regular Polygon" to make multiple faces on calculated angles. Here (pic) I made a sketch using regular polygon with 90 faces, then trimmed away the ones I didn't need. Padding then gives me faces to sketch on that are planar and focused on a common center.
by freedman
Sat Jun 11, 2022 6:24 pm
Forum: Help on using FreeCAD
Topic: Unexpected Pad Result
Replies: 24
Views: 1137

Re: Unexpected Pad Result

That's a bit confusing; Suppress has been used in CAD for years to hide or restrict the operation to an object, never a delete. Makes you not want to push the suppress button.
by freedman
Sat Jun 11, 2022 5:43 am
Forum: Help on using FreeCAD
Topic: Unexpected Pad Result
Replies: 24
Views: 1137

Re: Unexpected Pad Result

This issue comes up every so often and it seems like such a no-brainer to test. We look at the geometry list and check for 2 lines with identical geometries, isn't that the extent of the test?
by freedman
Fri Jun 10, 2022 6:19 pm
Forum: Help on using FreeCAD
Topic: Unexpected Pad Result
Replies: 24
Views: 1137

Re: Unexpected Pad Result

RussG, when problems arise you can look thru the Elements and Constraints list to check things, these are in the Combo view.

Edit: This check should be added the the Sketch validation tool.