GeitMintthis way it never fails. downside is that you need to be able to use references to get the correct z offset.
GeitMintand of course this is no help if the face you want to sketch on is at some strange angle
GeitMintbut that is kind of rare.
GeitMintif you have a block centered to the origin you just need to use the matching base plane, set a datum plane and set the z offset to half of the blocks size.
GeitMintif you change the block later on the datum plane with jump along with it.
GeitMintsurely not as handy as editing on a face, but once you get used to it, it is just an additional step done in seconds.
GeitMintthe last thing you want to do is search and find any 20mm measurement to make it 22mm, just to find out some of them were for something else :D
nussewhat is the difference to using shape binders?
GeitMintshape binders are across different bodies. Never used those yet
mohnishfirthe one that has "rhexa" written on top of it
nusseBatoeh: something like that? https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Wls0cqhVCc4
BatoehThats awesome nusse! I will check that out. Thank you.
ryantrinkleperhaps it's due to a rounding error?
ryantrinklewhat's the right way to do this?
letho4Je n'arrive pas � ouvrir freecad version 0.18 sous linux version 18.04 lts ?
SimAVletho4, quelle distribution?
mowcius(I'm used to Solidworks if that helps anyone in explaining things)
mowciusFor some of the things I might be modelling I could do it programmatically either in FreeCAD or OpenSCAD but most of the time it's not going to be as practical.
GeitMintalso where to stop? mirror? linear pattern? it will get overcomplicated, soon.
GeitMintfrom a logical standpoint it makes sense. you build one block and in the next step you multiply it.
GeitMintalso using that feature in sketcher would be permanent as the result would be a gear created with hundreds of lines
GeitMintimagine you want to increase the amount to teeth by one. You need to delete all but one tooth. change its size and do the rotation thingy again.
GeitMinthaving only one teeth you modify that. close the sketch and increase the number of clones in the part design operation
mowciusMostly as expected it's just getting used to a new piece of software and a new way of working