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An Ad-Hoc Tutorial on the shape tools available in FreeCAD. From a newer users perspective.
When your project starts growing and you have many objects that are becoming difficult to manage is time to consider using groups. It also adds a "layer" like management piece to FreeCAD. I ramble a bit in the first minute and a half so feel free to skip ahead to about 1:30 In this video I use a Stick frame model of a backyard shed to show how groups can help make managing all the bits and pieces quite a bit easier. I demonstrate how to use draft move with group selection. You can use all the draft functions with a group selection.
IF you want to reposition a Sketch in FreeCAD, it can be non-obvious. First you must detach it from whatever support it is attached to, the secret trick is clicking Cancel instead of OK. This was an early video I made, check out https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PnlUqXSXMpY for a better way. I don't think this trick works anymore. My Installation Details: OS: Linux Mint 17.2 Rafaela Word size of OS: 32-bit Word size of FreeCAD: 32-bit Version: 0.17.10101 (Git) Build type: None Branch: master Hash: 99fa203f323927b0dd027420d4421b577b7420c3 Python version: 2.7.6 Qt version: 4.8.6 Coin version: 4.0.0a OCC version: 6.8.0.oce-0.17
Learn how to create a bend surface in FreeCAD. Problem taken from FreeCAD Forum: (https://forum.freecadweb.org/viewtopic.php?f=3&t=20822) See more updates on the links below: https://www.youtube.com/EklavyaSelfLearningTutorials https://www.facebook.com/EklavyaSelfLearningTutorials https://cnirbhay.wordpress.com Contact: firstname.lastname@example.org
Use the Open Source, free cad software FreeCAD to create this 3d ribbon shape.
Using the Draft Workbench Users can create "nurbs" like surfaces. I used the draft workbench, the Face Tool and the Part Workbench to extrude to basic shape.
This particular object is not "nurbs" and there are advanced workbenchs that better handle difficult surfaces. But using just draft you can create some basic surfaces.
I had some fun creating this 3d ribbon in FreeCAD to help myself get more aquainted with the Draft workbench.
Getting familiar with the draft workbench can help to create 3d shapes that might otherwise be hard to achieve.