new features: Ability to use circle edge to select axis in Revolution/Groove and Helix in PartDesign. Thanks davidosterberg!

forum.freecadweb.org/viewtopic

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As the #voron printer design is gpl licensed, you get to play around with every part of it, including the design. This is very useful while (re-)building the printer.

Here's a screenshot from #freecad from what I am trying to build.
#3dprinting

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To start with CSG, you could go over the "Basic modeling tutorial" from the wiki linked in my previous reply. I wrote it 10 years ago, when Sketcher and PartDesign didn't even exist. 🙂

https://wiki.freecadweb.org/Basic_modeling_tutorial

Of course nowadays, many people prefer video tutorials.
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Yes, polygonal modeling (Blender, 3DS Max) is a totally different paradigm than CAD. What's easy in polygonal modeling can be surprisingly difficult with CAD.

That said, using a CSG workflow in #FreeCAD's Part workbench should have a less steep learning curve than using the PartDesign workbench. Things get tricky if you try to mix both workbenches.
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https://wiki.freecadweb.org/Tutorials
My suggestion is to you start with something simple to get accustomed to the UI and the process. A common mistake many beginners make is to try to start with a complex project. It's easy to get frustrated and to lose motivation.

Do you have prior CAD experience? Sometimes, people with none seem to misevaluate the difficulty in modeling their projects. With CAD, some things that may appear easy to do aren't. Or are, but to experienced users.
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Question for any folk out there..what is the setting we need to use in order to omit translated pages from our wiki search results?

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Finally finished up the CAM work to produce the last couple of parts. The frame is already manufactured and looking slick.

@FreeCAD #freecad #studio #furniture #design #plywood #cnc #woodworking #interior

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That's impressive. I need to watch this again but on my desktop rather than my phone.

📣 Anyone interested in helping to make more visual impairment friendly? Forum discussion:
forum.freecadweb.org/viewtopic

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FreeCAD is a free open source 3D parametric modeller, allowing you to design real life 3D objects. You can follow at:

➡️ @FreeCAD

It's available for Linux, Mac and Windows from the official site at freecadweb.org

It can be used for all kinds of 3D design tasks such as 3D printing, technical drawing, architecture etc.

#FreeCAD #CAD #FOSS #3DPrinting #Design #Architecture #Libre #FLOSS #Productivity #FreeSoftware #OpenSource

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* 0.19 official release is approaching, after 23 months of development
* Ubuntu daily PPA is soon to get updated OCCT libraries (from 7.3.0 to 7.5.1) which should prevent some crashes, a benefit from a FreeCAD contributor who patched the OCCT source code. The packages are already uploaded, last night's builds of FreeCAD failed because of unmet dependencies with netgen, a separate issue. Up to now netgen support had been disabled...

We have disappeared way too long from this amazing network.. Hang tight, we're coming back!

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Are you involved in #architecture #engineering or #construction? I'd like to propose the creation of an #opensource buildingSMART chapter, to help represent FOSS devs to help increase transparency and ethical behaviour in the built environment.

forums.buildingsmart.org/t/fre

#bim #openbim #blender #freecad

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Big presence of @FreeCAD at @fosdem this year! Me, @sliptonic and guest star @kkremitzki will give a talk on saturday, and will be there the whole weekend. Come have a chat with us! fosdem.org/2020/schedule/event

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