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Sunday, October 23, 2011

Engine: 5v2 - camshaft gear, parametric copy

In the post Engine: 5 - camshaft gear I used simple Python script to generate a radial copy. Unfortunately copies were independent from base object. Today I'll show how use more advanced radial script.

In directory:
yourfreecadinstallation/Mod/PartDesign/Scripts
you can find RadialCopy.py script.


Open earlier camshaft gear model. Delete Chamfer, Cut, Fusion and Fillet001 to Fillet036. Leave only he Revolution and the Fillet. Save model as a new file.


Import script by typing in the python console:
from PartDesign.Scripts import RadialCopy as rcopy
Select the Fillet and make a radial copy:
rcopy.makeRadialCopy()
and eventually refresh the document:
App.ActiveDocument.recompute()
At the end change values in Property view-data tab: Radius 0, Angle 10.


Open the Part workbench and use the boolean difference to cut the Radial Copy from the Revolution.


Try change something, eg. first sketch.


After a while whole model will be regenerated. This is the difference between previous and actual script.

Download file.

Download RAW Video.


FreeCAD 0.12 5052 SVN

1 comment:

  1. Do you know why there are no buttons in the menu bar for those interesting scripts? (the scripts from inside ...Mod/PartDesign/Scripts)

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