GeneFC wrote:The discussion here is a running history of concerns and recommendations as version 0.17 was being developed. If you want the current recommendations for the release version of 0.17 the best place to look is the wiki. A lot of work went into updating the many pages in the wiki when 0.17 was released.
Essentially all of the surviving ideas in this topic have been captured in the wiki. The obsolete or incorrect ideas were discarded.
Starting this thread to collect and discuss Use-cases and Best practices when designing with Part Design Next.
PartDesign Next is the unofficial name of the new PartDesign workbench, which is a result of big changes to PartDesign workbench that happened in v0.17 development version of FreeCAD. The heroes responsible for bringing us a quantum leap ahead is Ickby, jrheinlaender, Fat-Zer, DeepsOIC and tanderson. Thank you guys
For the lifetime of pre-0.17 Part Design, a lot of questions have been asked in the forum on how to accomplish certain design features, and some of them has been answered with a round about way of doing it and a reference on how clean this would be done if Part Design Next could be used.
So here is a chance to showcase clean elegant ways of doing stuff, we have only been dreaming about
Some examples :
-Pocketing a hole in curved face of cylinder at accurate location angle.
---creating a hole in a pipe wall, Old Part Design way
-Referencing of mating features of two different parts with clearance, using ShapeBinder
-Pocket at an angle
-Corner of a cube
-Create Draft/Cutaway Across Half A Cylinder Face,
---Create Draft/Cutaway Across Half A Cylinder Face, Old Part Design way
-Groove on cylinder top
-Pad and Pocket directly from a face.
-Padding and pocketing curved surfaces. This is fun
-Loft and Sweep support for multi profile sketches
-Table - Parametric model with datum planes
-Discussion regarding multiple PartDesign LinearPatterns and linear dependency graph
-How to use datum geometry in 0.17, Discussion on how to avoid linking dependent geometry
-Part with multiple bodies - how to cross reference in between? and master sketch
-Select more than one feature for a transformation feature
I also would like to collect good and bad practices when designing with Part Design Next. This includes how to overcome special cases, inefficient design decisions, features that are not fully functioning but are being worked on or planed or other gotchas etc.
-Fixed :If a sketch has two (or more) independent parts (e.g. two circles with no intersection), neither pad nor pocket works
-Interesting thread discussing mixing of Part Design features and Part tools in Part Design Next 0.17. Mostly considering Boolean operations
Is it possible:
-I want to create several "shapes" inside a body that does not intersect, is it possible?
-Attachment dialog now works with non-attachable objects Non-parametric
-[0.17 PDN] How to engrave a ShapeString in a PDN-Body
I will update this first post with descriptions and links to designs posted in this thread. If I find or people point out designs with descriptions in other parts of the forum or Internet i will link these here as well.
I hope the results of this will aid in making documentation of Part Design Next.
Release notes 0.17
Updated PartDesign workflow
What's new in PartDesign Next
DeepSOIC user wiki page documenting atachment modes
PartDesign Bearingholder Tutorial I
PartDesign Bearingholder Tutorial II
Users Showcase: Designing a motor (with files)
Users Showcase: Furniture fittings1 (with files)