Any FreeCAD users around?
I looked at it a before I had done any 3D printing or CNCing and was totally lost, never got started.
Now with half an idea about both processes and a need to do some tricky CNC undercuts that pycam, Inkscape, OpenSCAD and NativeCAM etc cannot handle, I have made a OKish spreadsheet to generate gcode for undercuts, but it does not cater well for variations in stepdown and minimising tool changes etc.
Another big capability is a large range of ex/import file types, including abiility to edit imported files, which also has been a big restriction for me in above tools.
In addition with the donation of the CNC lathe, being able to do full 3D designs and especially have a large degree of control over how the gcode/paths are generated is really desirable, so I have started learning FreeCAD.
So far baby steps for me, but have managed to do a fully parameterised and constrained 2D design, so have hope of getting much further!
Anyone else using FreeCAD? Want to swap tips & how to’s?
Anyone want to learn? I can at least show a couple of the key features (stumbling blocks!) that give a solid start to using FreeCAD.