Talk:Draft Module

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FreeCAD 0.7 problems

hello ! I know FreeCAD on the Internet, and it is the beginner whom it installs it, and have begun to use it. While I used it, I knew that I could draw a two-dimensional figure from FreeCAD website and copied the Draft folder which I extracted after Download in an MOD folder. LINE and Circle and other icons were displayed in FreeCAD. When I clicked it and carried it out, I moved a mouse in the work space, and an error occurred, and FreeCAD has been over. Will there be anything which I download it elsewhere and must set to add a draft function? I ask for advice. --User:aki

Hi Aki, there is a version of FreeCAD which has a bug that make the Draft module crash (fixed after version 1535)... if you are on windows,try to download version 07.1329 from the freecad download page. It should work well. --yorik 23:44, 27 June 2008 (CEST)
hello ! As a result of having installed FreeCAD_0.7.1329 after uninstallation in current FreeCAD again, a Draft command worked without a problem. Thank you. --User:aki

Hello ! I could not get the 2D draft icons up on 0.7.1779 on WindowsXP.

Hi, there is indeed a problem with the 0.7.1779 version... It doesn't load correctly the Draft workbench. But we are in the process of integrating the Draft module to the standard FreeCAD package, so probably starting form next version it will be integrated directly and there won't be any more problems. In the meantime, you could try to use an older version (v. 1682 for ex.), that should work quite well too. --yorik 11:55, 7 February 2009 (CET)

Circle or polygon?

During the construction, the drawing appears as a real circle, but at the end it becomes a polygon: see this screenshot.--Stemby 12:44, 3 April 2010 (UTC)


Hi, actually it is not a polygon but indeed a circle, that appears tesselated on screen. You can change the tesselation resolution in the preferences screen (after drawing a shape or loading the Part module, so the Part Design preferences get loaded): Part Design -> Shape View -> Maximum deviation of tesselated shapes. The lower the value, the more precise is the display. If the minimul value (0.01) is still not enough for you, you can force it to an even smaller value in the Tools -> Edit parameters -> Mod -> Part -> Mesh deviation screen. I included your screenshot here so it can help other people with the same problem, okay? --Yorikvanhavre 15:42, 3 April 2010 (UTC)
Ok, thanks. 0.002 is a very good choice--Stemby 18:09, 3 April 2010 (UTC)