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Did a parametric construction of a machine cubicle and a compressor silencer box for a CNC milling machine.

gitlab.com/marsin/diy-cnc_mill

Sorry, the project is not cleaned up yet ...

Hey peeps, we want to know what you're working on using
Go!

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* Sketcher Trim tool now doubles as a delete tool, if the geometry clicked on isn't intersected by other geometry. This is actually a request I had made to Abdullah, the Sketcher developer, a couple of years ago! 😀

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I just fired up daily (based on current 0.20 development) for the first time in weeks. There are already notable improvements that will make it hard for me to stick with the recently released 0.19.1! 😁

* The navigation cube now has visible edges. Previously it didn't, and it made it impossible to distinguish over a white or light background (my preference).
* Sketcher Trim tool now works on all sketch elements, including B-splines.

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The Part Design workbench's Hole feature can now model a true thread. Both metric and UTS thread profiles are available, with detailed options. Very cool!

Beware that this makes the feature heavier and much longer to compute.

How to use minkowsky sums in to accurately scale complex objects for adjustable fit clearance. Also may work for proportional scaling for shrinkage allowance in lost PLA casting.

reprapltd.com/3d-printing-clea

📢 We'd like to invite anyone that has forked FreeCAD over the years and added functionality for personal/commercial reasons to consider releasing your features/fixes under an open source license, so we could all potentially benefit from them together. Let us know if you have Qs 📢

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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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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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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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