User talk:Catman

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About your addition to the FreeCAD and DXF Import page

Hi Catman,

I have removed the paragraph you have added to the FreeCAD and DXF Import page. IMO the information does not fit that page and should be turned into a separate tutorial. But because there are some inaccuracies in the information I have decided to create a Sandbox page first: Sandbox:Sketcher_import_DXF_tutorial.

  • There is no direct way to import a DXF file into a sketch is not correct. Note that you later refer to the Sketches radio button. But selecting that option does have its issues.
  • Importing Splines seems to work fine here. But maybe this depends on the DXF.
  • You should also specify if the legacy importer should be used or not.

If you address some of these issues this can become a useful tutorial.

--Roy 043 (talk) 08:13, 9 September 2021 (UTC)

Hi Roy, thanks for your feedback.

To the inaccuracies. I just tried again with rev 28611 and again I was not able to import any DXF I had to a sketch. You say its not correct. I know the preference setting and I always set it, but I never got back a sketch object yet. Have you actually done it? Please confirm.

  • I did some edits to address your inputs imho your points should be covered

When you say separate tutorial I think of any of these Tutorials, but that would require a step-by-step worked example, which would be quite different from the provided info. I would rather see it as a "HowTo" kind of info. What did you have in mind where to place that?


I would propose to add a small chapter to address that although edit fields can not be automatically filled in (FC 0.19), this could be acieved with an own macro.

As a starting point to test this from the Python Console, this Macro shows the principle

>>> p = App.ActiveDocument.Page
>>> t = p.Template
>>> et = t.EditableTexts
>>> et["FC-Title"] = "The title of my page"
>>> t.EditableTexts = et

PartDesign Workbench

Please, as already said in the forum discussion about TechDraw:

  1. search the Wiki if the info is not already there
  2. if you think it is missing, ask in the forum's Wiki section first:
  3. if there is already a page, but misses info, please update this page directly to reflect the current state (if necessary, add the version tag to make clear if it is a new feature of the unreleased FC 0.19)
  4. the Workbench pages are there for an overview, all detail info is within pages that are linked to the workbench page

thanks and regards --uwestoehr (talk) 14:42, 2 August 2020 (UTC)