Under FreeCAD, I sketched on the face of a solid as follows :


My problem is, when I use "Pad a selected sketch", the solid created comprises also the original solid.

created solid

It prevents me, for instance, to get the difference with the first one.

Any idea what may be causing this? How to prevent it?

MyFreeCAD config:

OS: Ubuntu 16.04.1 LTS
Word size of OS: 64-bit
Word size of FreeCAD: 64-bit
Version: 0.15.4671 (Git)
Branch: releases/FreeCAD-0-15
Hash: 244b3aef360841646cbfe80a1b225c8b39c8380c
Python version: 2.7.11
Qt version: 4.8.7
Coin version: 4.0.0a
OCC version: 6.8.0.oce-0.17

2 Answers 2


Ok, I got help on this forum thread

Using Part Extrude instead of Pad a selected sketch on the sketch will create an independent solid.

It also turns out that, instead of creating the second solid to do a boolean difference, the good way to "cut" my solid is using the PartDesign Pocket tool.


If you just select the face, and pad the face (versus padding the solid), you should not have this problem.


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