Part Builder

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Part Builder.svg Part Builder

Menu location
Part → Shape builder...
Workbenches
Part
Default shortcut
None
Introduced in version
-
See also
Part Primitives

Description

A tool to create more complex shapes from various parametric geometric primitives.

Usage

This tool will let you create shapes by through several optional choices:

Edge from two vertices

  1. Select two vertices
  2. Click on Create

Edge from verts-1.gif

Wire from edges

introduced in version 0.18

  1. Select a set of adjacent edges in the 3D view
  2. Click on Create

Wire from edges-1.gif

Face from vertices

  1. Select vertices bounding the face in the 3D view
  2. Select if face should be planar
  3. Click on Create
  4. Object will be created in 3D view and will be listed in tree view

Face from verts.gif

Face from edges

  1. Select a closed set of edges bounding the face in the 3D view
  2. Select if face should be planar
  3. Click on Create
  4. Object will be created in 3D view and will be listed in tree view

Face from edges.gif

Shell from faces

  1. Select faces in the 3D view
  2. Select if the shape should be refined
  3. Select if all faces should be included in shell
  4. Click on Create
  5. Object will be created in 3D view and will be listed in tree view

Solid from shell

  1. Select if the shape should be refined
  2. Click on Create
  3. Object will be created in 3D view and will be listed in tree view

Limitations


Notes

A possible workflow could be:

  • Draw a wireframe-model of your shape using the tools in the Workbench Draft.svg Draft Workbench (for example line and dwire)
  • Create all faces with "face from edges"
  • Create a "shell from faces"
  • Create a "solid from shell"


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