Skip to main content
Share Your Experience: Take the 2024 Developer Survey

Questions tagged [freecad]

FreeCAD is an open source 3D modelling software application for designing parts.

Filter by
Sorted by
Tagged with
3 votes
1 answer
147 views

Does FreeCAD produce a wrong stl for slicer software?

I designed a basic structure with FreeCAD. For the base, I started with a 40x40 mm square: And I extruded it with 6.5 mm: Then, I added a circle sketch with a radius of 19 mm: And applied 5.5 mm ...
Daniel's user avatar
  • 165
2 votes
1 answer
82 views

How can I split at line at an already existing point? [closed]

I've got a line with a point constrained to it. I would like to split my line at the point. The "Split Edge" tool will allow me to split the line anywhere but at that point. How can I ...
Library Seph's user avatar
1 vote
1 answer
558 views

Compute failed? Why?

I'm using (as pure beginner, please be respectful to my little knowledge in this topic) FreeCAD v0.21.1 for a simple design I wish to 3D print. This is how it looks like from the front (at least ...
Daniel's user avatar
  • 165
1 vote
0 answers
123 views

How to replace color A into B using Meshmixer

I have a .mix file with multicolored objects. Using Meshmixer, I would like to change the surface color A into color B without modifying the rest of the colors. In ...
Imsa's user avatar
  • 11
0 votes
0 answers
100 views

How to use FreeCAD part library with A2Plus

I want to know how to combine this effectivly. I know where the files are located and that I can include them into A2tech. The thing is, that as example the "pcb-terminal-block-female-1x2" ...
MaKaNu's user avatar
  • 101
3 votes
3 answers
299 views

How do I run wires for an LED through my print?

I am just getting into printing and would like some direction on my current project. I am building a display cube, and I would like to have an LED light on both the left and right sides. The battery ...
Paul Carlson's user avatar
1 vote
0 answers
49 views

Filling in space between two parts

I'm trying to make a mold of an airfoil, however the airfoil is cambered - I can't simply make rectangular bases and use a cut feature to cut the airfoil out of the mold body. The situation I've ...
Brydon Gibson's user avatar
2 votes
3 answers
537 views

How to take in account tolerances when coupling

I'm quite new to 3D CAD and printing. I own a Dremel 3D45 and I use FreeCad / Ultimaker Cura as softwares. My question is pretty simple. Say you have to make one object with a pin and another with a ...
Mark's user avatar
  • 437
1 vote
0 answers
281 views

How do you marry two object's holes in Freecad? 3D printing a drone

I am 3D printing a drone and I need very good tolerances for the holes so the arms and motors align correctly. I have two sets of 4 holes for two solid objects (Imported as STEP) I want to align the ...
bem22's user avatar
  • 181
4 votes
4 answers
960 views

How can I convert a mathematically defined shape into a 3D printable G-code file?

Suppose I have the X, Y, and Z coordinates (either in a list or a function z = f(x,y)) that defines a shape as the one provided and I want to 3D print it with a solid bottom, is there an easy way to ...
james's user avatar
  • 41
3 votes
2 answers
573 views

Creating a 3D modelled "mold over" an imported object

Let's say I've made a 3D scan of my face and managed to get that into FreeCAD. How might I then create an object (it's a mask, okay?) that conforms to the shape of my face, with a given thickness, ...
Neil Barnwell's user avatar
0 votes
2 answers
94 views

How to fill these squares easily

I have an array with holes that I have to fill with different materials. My question is there is an easy way to fill them directly? I tried array, array draft and it is annoying to adjust them. In ...
Monika's user avatar
  • 111
1 vote
0 answers
91 views

How To Extrude These Cubes Array?

I apologize if the questions sounds stupid, I want to extrude these cubes only, I tried to select all, the freecad froze, and when I select the edges, it also say, no shapes selected for extrusion, ...
Monika's user avatar
  • 111
1 vote
1 answer
460 views

Beginner FreeCAD question on axes when sketching

I am a raw beginner at FreeCAD and 3D draughting. Watched some tutorials and designed 2-3 simple items. Aiming to use it for 3D printing. My question relates to 2D sketching. As I understand the ...
nmw01223's user avatar
  • 131
2 votes
1 answer
553 views

OpenSCAD / FreeCAD splitting, hollowing and threading model

I had a thought the other day that it's 100 % waste to have either a solid or hollow 3D-printed model in relation to utilizing the space inside of it for different modules, e.g. secret compartments, ...
zerz's user avatar
  • 21
5 votes
1 answer
7k views

In FreeCAD, how do you copy a sketch from one plane to another?

I'm using FreeCAD, and I would like to duplicate a 2D sketch on another plane, but I can't seem to find an obvious way to do this.
barrymac's user avatar
  • 187
1 vote
0 answers
76 views

Showing dimension of a model in FreeCAD [closed]

I had a simple model imported into FreeCAD and I'd like to know the dimension of the bounding box for the model, how do I do that?
juztcode's user avatar
  • 111
1 vote
3 answers
468 views

Sketchup Free STL import in FreeCAD not working with Fasteners Workbench

Hoping to get some help with something I'm trying to accomplish. Unfortunately, due to my being a noob with 3D modeling in general, I'm coming here for hopefully more direct help. ...
Minter Won's user avatar
0 votes
2 answers
578 views

Cura imports FreeCAD stl wrong

I am trying to import an STL file, I created in FreeCAD. It has a hole in the hull of the object and behind that hole there are two pins inside the object (see attached FreeCAD screenshot). When I ...
Chry007's user avatar
  • 121
7 votes
2 answers
5k views

FreeCAD to design moving parts

I am trying to create a mechanism with moving parts, and would like to see how it works (whether it even works) before printing it. For example, there's a servo with a bracket, and I would like to ...
Art's user avatar
  • 173
1 vote
2 answers
129 views

FreeCAD: Scene doesn't look 3D [closed]

I finished a 3D object for 4 wheels, but something seems wrong with the final scene to me: The nearer wheels (#1 and #2) appear smaller than the far one (#3 and #4), and the distance between wheel #3 ...
user avatar
8 votes
3 answers
14k views

Split/edit part in FreeCAD?

I'm trying to modify some parts on this thing. I'm kind of new to dealing with the modeling aspects of this. I am attempting to widen the part essentially 3mm. This would involve modifying the chain ...
Dave G's user avatar
  • 303
4 votes
1 answer
3k views

How to design a worm-gear in FreeCAD?

I want to print worm gears for my robot arm. I would like to design it in FreeCAD. Normally, I would use involute gear for regular gears. However, this tool cannot be used for worm gears. I can't find ...
user avatar