...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.
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 #FreeCAD 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...
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 #FreeCAD and other projects that rely on OCC for B-Rep geometry creation.
Common Hotkeys in FreeCAD with Downloadable Chart
And the hotkey chart to boot:
(sorry about the YT clip)
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. 🤷♀️
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!
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.
#FreeCAD 0.19 released - Yorik's blog - https://yorik.uncreated.net/blog/2021-007-freecad-019
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.
#FreeCAD 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.
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: https://inkscape.org/news/2021/03/16/join-inkscapes-gsoc-2021-team-gsoc-2020-students-c/
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