• Edit
  • Delete

FreeCAD Cheatsheet

https://www.freecadweb.org

Tuturials

Intro Series: https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=m49z0weonog

Casing: https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=JhPxrHwLFuc

Casing, also using programmatically openSCAD: https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=JhPxrHwLFuc

Draft Bench

https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=1iZNhJrm6lk
https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=-ivzKZm_W7g
https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=kmXnDcIqyjY

Brainfucksafe

Generally use the simple options of the part workbench.

Transformations

Rotate around more than one axis:

  • Edit -> Placement
  • Checkbox "incremental steps"

Scale, also non-uniformly (squash)

  • Draft Workbench
  • Clone
  • "Scale"
  • Hide original object

Sketching

  • Sketcher -> Create Sketch
  • Fully constrain sketch!
  • Fully close lines for rotation objects
  • Reference other constraints with formular: Sketch001.Constraints.myradius

Revolve

  • Use Part workbench
  • Solution for solid 180 revolving?
  • Workaround: Part Workbench -> Part -> Create Solid

Pad

  • Use Part-Design workbench

Text

  • -> Draft
  • Select working plane, e.g. xy
  • Text to form
  • Font directories (Ubuntu)
    • /usr/share/fonts
    • ~/.local/share/fonts
    • Example: /usr/share/fonts/truetype/ubuntu-font-family/Ubuntu-B.ttf
  • Pad

freecad wedge explained

stl mesh to solid

  • Import stl
  • -> Part
  • Form -> create shape from mesh
  • Select object, export as .step
  • Delete or hide object
  • Import .step
  • Form -> create solid

A spoon with B-spline surface

 

Installation

Add Assembly2 Mod