Something broke, but what?

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fatbeard
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Something broke, but what?

Post by fatbeard »

While reconfiguring a very complex design to use only one spreadsheet instead of five, I noticed that a pocket resulted in a 'multiple solids' error while that pocket does not intersect the outline of the solid I wanted the pocket in...
Stripping it down to bare essentials I saw this:
end result
end result
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which is supposed to be a flat plate with two notches in the top edge, a shallow pocket on the front and an even shallower pocket on the back to create a raised edge...

No error messages in the report view, until I remove the reverse flag on the pockets: then the 'multiple solids' error comes back.
I have absolutely no clue what went wrong, the other files do not show this weirdness.

OS: Linux Mint 20 (X-Cinnamon/cinnamon)
Word size of OS: 64-bit
Word size of FreeCAD: 64-bit
Version: 0.19.
Build type: Release
Branch: unknown
Hash: 0d9536ed3e8c7f40197b5606e1b7873625e1d6fe
Python version: 3.8.10
Qt version: 5.12.8
Coin version: 4.0.0
OCC version: 7.5.2
Locale: English/United States (en_US)
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Syres
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Re: Something broke, but what?

Post by Syres »

Sketch S-basePlate has two lines on top of each other as indicated in the screenshot below, you should use the Sketcher Validation Tool to find these errors.

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fatbeard
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Re: Something broke, but what?

Post by fatbeard »

Great find!
I can now backtrack where I went wrong, and try to prevent it happening again.

:twisted: At the risk of repeating myself: more helpful error messages would be nice...

Afterthought: even the validator was not very helpful in pinpointing or even fixing the problem...
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Re: Something broke, but what?

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Sketcher_ValidateSketch

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OS: Windows 10 (10.0)
Word size of FreeCAD: 64-bit
Version: 0.20.28611 (Git)
Build type: Release
Python 3.8.13, Qt 5.12.9, Coin 4.0.0, OCC 7.5.3
Locale: French/France (fr_FR)
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