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FreeCAD Takes Off With a Rocket Design Workbench - Here’s how FreeCAD works: the program’s design space is separated into different “... - hackaday.com/2021/04/02/freeca #softwarehacks #rocketdesign #opensource #rocketry #freecad

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...Yet, some of it is understandable by mere mortals like me. 😄

His blog reminds me of Roman Lygin's old blog, another former OCC developer and now lead dev of CAD Exchanger. I used to read his posts a decade ago, and while I understood only part of them, it gave me very valuable insights on CAD inner workings that years of using CAD professionally never gave me. There is a glaring void in all the CAD learning materials I've ever come across, and such blogs are useful to fill in the gaps.

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I learned of Open Cascade's GSoC 2021 participation through the blog of Quaoar, named Manifold Geometry (cool name!).

Quaoar is a former Open Cascade developer who worked there for twelve years and is now a freelancer. To date, I believe he is the only OCC developer who participated to the forum.

To any CAD user interested in the inner workings of CAD, his blog is a very interesting read. Of course much of it goes way over my head...

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quaoar.su/blog/

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It seems that Open Cascade (OCC) will participate this year in the Google Summer of Code. While I'm no fan of Google's practices, I guess GSoC remains a beneficial initiative to the FLOSS community.

One of the projects they would like a student to take on is push/pull editing. Having this directly baked into the geometric kernel would be tremendously useful to and other projects that rely on OCC for B-Rep geometry creation.

dev.opencascade.org/google_sum

Realthunder's now has a Stable and Daily release. This was just released on the Daily:

TFW you see the commencement of the post-release pending PRs getting merged. 🤤

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Und wieder was in @FreeCAD nachgebaut.
Erkenntnis Nr. 1: Modellierte Gewinde sind sooo viel einfacher zu machen als in CATIA.
Erkenntnis Nr. 2: Durch das "Topological Naming problem" muss ich meine Art zu konstrieren noch mehr überdenken. Oder drauf pfeifen und bei Änderungen alles immer wieder reparieren. 🤷‍♀️

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@themactep
Habit: my usual process chain looks like
#kicad -> #FreeCAD -> #cnc3018

I don't know if fritzing works under #DragonFlyBSD and have no idea how to import its output files into FreeCAD :)
I'll read about it though :)

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When I refactored the #BlenderBIM Add-on at the start of the year, I fully decoupled the code that manipulates #BIM open data standards from Blender. The end result is that now there is a high level, expressive free software API for the entire industry to automate, generate, and manipulate BIM data. It's still early days, but the future is bright!

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Getting started with FreeCAD 0.19 by recreating some things I designed in CATIA. The workflow and modelling order definately needs to be different, but I'm slowly getting behind it.
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@jordan31
LibreCAD is a 2D CAD program only. OpenSCAD has no sketching capability but can extrude an imported DXF profile. So both can be used together. OpenSCAD uses a simple scripting language to build models.

is more feature complete and allow for the traditional GUI input with a mouse work flow. Starting a sketch and adding measurements as you go is exactly how its Sketcher works. FreeCAD is quite a beast, you need to be prepared to dedicate some time to master it.
@nallwolf

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We're proud to be participating in Google Summer of Code 2021! Are you a student seeking an opportunity to wrangle code & solve #Inkscape issues this summer? Read how to apply& learn what GSoC 2020 alumni wrangled last summer: inkscape.org/news/2021/03/16/j

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