So those parts were done in FreeCAD already.
It'd be great if the mod case looked similar to the original one and that I could engrave my company details into it. Remodelling the internals is necessary so that the new enclosure fits perfectly. Unfortunately in my case, I cannot design the PCB.
The proximity of internal components is creating a big headache for me.
How I made this: I used my shape-binder workflow as well as smart combination of Part WB and Part Design WB tools to create and arrange the objects. Sketches power the composition of components on the motherboard. I used a ruler to measure the parts, their features with high precision/estimation. I checked many times to make sure the correct positioning and scaling, viewing from multiple angles, screen-to-rl fitting. There will be multiple sketches, a hierarchy of sketches which depend on each-other to make up the final case. The resulting thing will be sliced using Part WB compound split, then fastening hooks added, screw holes, etc. There is still a lot to be done, but FreeCAD is really powerful for this parametric stuff.
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OS: Windows 10 Version 2009 Word size of FreeCAD: 64-bit Version: 0.20.29177 (Git) Build type: Release Branch: releases/FreeCAD-0-20 Hash: 68e337670e227889217652ddac593c93b5e8dc94 Python 3.8.10, Qt 5.15.2, Coin 4.0.1, Vtk 8.2.0, OCC 7.6.2 Locale: English/Germany (en_DE)
I am scared that this issue along with the topological naming problem will wreck my progress in the future.