Difference between revisions of "PartDesign Workbench"

From FreeCAD Documentation
Jump to navigation Jump to search
(Delete "v0.17" because this Tutorial is 0.17 and above)
(Marked this version for translation)
 
(18 intermediate revisions by 6 users not shown)
Line 8: Line 8:
 
|IconR=Workbench_Path.svg
 
|IconR=Workbench_Path.svg
 
}}
 
}}
 
<!--T:1-->
 
{{VeryImportantMessage|With the [[Release notes 0.17|release]] of '''FreeCAD 0.17''', the PartDesign workbench benefits from important changes; this documentation reflects version 0.17 and above.
 
 
<!--T:124-->
 
For '''FreeCAD 0.16''', please refer to the [[PartDesign Legacy|PartDesign Legacy]] page.}}
 
 
  
 
<!--T:129-->
 
<!--T:129-->
Line 23: Line 16:
 
<translate>
 
<translate>
  
== Introduction == <!--T:2-->
+
== Introduction == <!--T:132-->
The [[Image:Workbench_PartDesign.svg|24px]] [[PartDesign Workbench|PartDesign Workbench]] provides advanced tools for modeling complex solid parts. It is mostly focused on creating mechanical parts that can be manufactured and assembled into a finished product. Nevertheless, the created solids can be used in general for any other purpose such as [[Arch Module|architectural design]], [[FEM Module|finite element analysis]], or [[Path Workbench|machining and 3D printing]].
+
 
 +
<!--T:2-->
 +
The [[Image:Workbench_PartDesign.svg|24px]] [[PartDesign_Workbench|PartDesign Workbench]] provides advanced tools for modeling complex solid parts. It is mostly focused on creating mechanical parts that can be manufactured and assembled into a finished product. Nevertheless, the created solids can be used in general for any other purpose such as [[Arch_Module|architectural design]], [[FEM_Module|finite element analysis]], or [[Path_Workbench|machining and 3D printing]].
  
 
<!--T:116-->
 
<!--T:116-->
The PartDesign Workbench is intrinsically related to the [[Sketcher Workbench|Sketcher Workbench]]. The user normally creates a Sketch, then uses the [[PartDesign Pad|PartDesign Pad]] tool to extrude it and create a basic solid, and then this solid is further modified.
+
The PartDesign Workbench is intrinsically related to the [[Sketcher Workbench|Sketcher Workbench]]. The user normally creates a Sketch, then uses the [[PartDesign_Pad|PartDesign Pad]] tool to extrude it and create a basic solid, and then this solid is further modified.
  
 
<!--T:117-->
 
<!--T:117-->
While the [[Part Module|Part Workbench]] is based on a [[constructive solid geometry|constructive solid geometry]] (CSG) methodology for building shapes, the PartDesign Workbench uses a parametric, feature editing methodology, which means a basic solid is sequentially transformed by adding features on top until the final shape is obtained. See the [[feature editing|feature editing]] page for a more complete explanation of this process, and then see [[Creating a simple part with PartDesign|Creating a simple part with PartDesign]] to get started with creating solids.
+
While the [[Image:Workbench_Part.svg|24px]] [[Part Module|Part Workbench]] is based on a [[constructive_solid_geometry|constructive solid geometry]] (CSG) methodology for building shapes, the PartDesign Workbench uses a parametric, feature editing methodology, which means a basic solid is sequentially transformed by adding features on top until the final shape is obtained. See the [[feature_editing|feature editing]] page for a more complete explanation of this process, and then see [[Creating_a_simple_part_with_PartDesign|Creating a simple part with PartDesign]] to get started with creating solids.
 +
 
 +
<!--T:139-->
 +
A more detailed discussion of Part workbench versus Part Design workbench can be found here: [[Part_and_Part_Design| Part and Part Design]].
  
 
<!--T:123-->
 
<!--T:123-->
The bodies created with PartDesign are often subject to the [[topological naming problem|topological naming problem]] which causes internal features to be renamed when the parametric operations are modified. This problem can be minimized by following the best practices described in the [[feature editing|feature editing]] page, and by taking advantage of datum objects as support for sketches and features.
+
The bodies created with PartDesign are often subject to the [[Topological_naming_problem|topological naming problem]] which causes internal features to be renamed when the parametric operations are modified. This problem can be minimized by following the best practices described in the [[feature_editing|feature editing]] page, and by taking advantage of datum objects as support for sketches and features.
  
 
</translate>
 
</translate>
Line 50: Line 48:
  
 
<!--T:119-->
 
<!--T:119-->
* [[Image:Std_Part.svg|32px]] [[Std Part|Part]]: adds a new Part container in the active document and makes it active.
+
* [[Image:Std_Part.svg|32px]] [[Std_Part|Part]]: adds a new Part container in the active document and makes it active.
* [[Image:Std_Group.svg|32px]] [[Std Group|Group]]: adds a Group container in the active document, which allows organizing the objects in the [[tree view|tree view]].
+
 
 +
<!--T:133-->
 +
* [[Image:Std_Group.svg|32px]] [[Std_Group|Group]]: adds a Group container in the active document, which allows organizing the objects in the [[Tree_view|tree view]].
  
 
=== Part Design Helper tools === <!--T:41-->
 
=== Part Design Helper tools === <!--T:41-->
  
 
<!--T:42-->
 
<!--T:42-->
*[[File:PartDesign_Body.svg|32px]] [[PartDesign Body|Create body]]: creates a [[Body|Body]] object in the active document and makes it active.
+
*[[File:PartDesign_Body.svg|32px]] [[PartDesign_Body|Create body]]: creates a [[Body|Body]] object in the active document and makes it active.
  
 
<!--T:43-->
 
<!--T:43-->
Line 72: Line 72:
  
 
<!--T:48-->
 
<!--T:48-->
*[[File:PartDesign Point.svg|32px]] [[PartDesign Point|Create a datum point]]: creates a datum point in the active body. {{Version|0.17}}
+
*[[File:PartDesign_Point.svg|32px]] [[PartDesign_Point|Create a datum point]]: creates a datum point in the active body.
  
 
<!--T:49-->
 
<!--T:49-->
*[[File:PartDesign Line.svg|32px]] [[PartDesign Line|Create a datum line]]: creates a datum line in the active body. {{Version|0.17}}
+
*[[File:PartDesign_Line.svg|32px]] [[PartDesign_Line|Create a datum line]]: creates a datum line in the active body.
  
 
<!--T:50-->
 
<!--T:50-->
*[[File:PartDesign Plane.svg|32px]] [[PartDesign Plane|Create a datum plane]]: creates a datum plane in the active body. {{Version|0.17}}
+
*[[File:PartDesign_Plane.svg|32px]] [[PartDesign_Plane|Create a datum plane]]: creates a datum plane in the active body.
  
 
<!--T:120-->
 
<!--T:120-->
*[[File:PartDesign CoordinateSystem.svg|32px]] [[PartDesign_CoordinateSystem|Create a local coordinate system]]: creates a local coordinate system attached to datum geometry in the active body. {{Version|0.18}}
+
*[[File:PartDesign_CoordinateSystem.svg|32px]] [[PartDesign_CoordinateSystem|Create a local coordinate system]]: creates a local coordinate system attached to datum geometry in the active body.
  
 
<!--T:51-->
 
<!--T:51-->
*[[File:PartDesign ShapeBinder.svg|32px]] [[PartDesign ShapeBinder|Create a shape binder]]: creates a shape binder in the active body. {{Version|0.17}}
+
*[[File:PartDesign_ShapeBinder.svg|32px]] [[PartDesign_ShapeBinder|Create a shape binder]]: creates a shape binder in the active body.
  
 
<!--T:128-->
 
<!--T:128-->
Line 90: Line 90:
  
 
<!--T:52-->
 
<!--T:52-->
*[[File:PartDesign Clone.svg|32px]] [[PartDesign Clone|Create a clone]]: creates a clone of the selected body. {{Version|0.17}}
+
*[[File:PartDesign_Clone.svg|32px]] [[PartDesign_Clone|Create a clone]]: creates a clone of the selected body.
  
 
==== Additive tools ==== <!--T:53-->
 
==== Additive tools ==== <!--T:53-->
Line 104: Line 104:
  
 
<!--T:57-->
 
<!--T:57-->
*[[File:PartDesign Additive_Loft.svg|32px]] [[PartDesign AdditiveLoft|Additive loft]]: creates a solid by making a transition between two or more sketches.
+
*[[File:PartDesign_AdditiveLoft.svg|32px]] [[PartDesign_AdditiveLoft|Additive loft]]: creates a solid by making a transition between two or more sketches.
  
 
<!--T:58-->
 
<!--T:58-->
*[[File:PartDesign Additive_Pipe.svg|32px]] [[PartDesign AdditivePipe|Additive pipe]]: creates a solid by sweeping one or more sketches along an open or closed path.
+
*[[File:PartDesign_AdditivePipe.svg|32px]] [[PartDesign_AdditivePipe|Additive pipe]]: creates a solid by sweeping one or more sketches along an open or closed path.
 +
 
 +
<!--T:134-->
 +
*[[File:PartDesign_AdditiveHelix.svg|32px]] [[PartDesign_AdditiveHelix|Additive helix]]: creates a solid by sweeping a sketch along a helix. {{Version|0.19}}
  
 
<!--T:59-->
 
<!--T:59-->
*[[File:PartDesign_CompPrimitiveAdditive.png|48px]] [[PartDesign_CompPrimitiveAdditive|Create an additive primitive]]: adds an additive primitive to the active body. {{Version|0.17}}
+
*[[File:PartDesign_CompPrimitiveAdditive.png|48px]] [[PartDesign_CompPrimitiveAdditive|Create an additive primitive]]: adds an additive primitive to the active body.
  
 
<!--T:60-->
 
<!--T:60-->
:*[[File:PartDesign Additive_Box.svg|32px]] [[PartDesign AdditiveBox|Additive box]]: creates an additive box. {{Version|0.17}}
+
:*[[File:PartDesign_AdditiveBox.svg|32px]] [[PartDesign_AdditiveBox|Additive box]]: creates an additive box.
  
 
<!--T:61-->
 
<!--T:61-->
:*[[File:PartDesign Additive_Cone.svg|32px]] [[PartDesign AdditiveCone|Additive cone]]: creates an additive cone. {{Version|0.17}}
+
:*[[File:PartDesign_AdditiveCone.svg|32px]] [[PartDesign_AdditiveCone|Additive cone]]: creates an additive cone.
  
 
<!--T:62-->
 
<!--T:62-->
:*[[File:PartDesign Additive_Cylinder.svg|32px]] [[PartDesign AdditiveCylinder|Additive cylinder]]: creates an additive cylinder. {{Version|0.17}}
+
:*[[File:PartDesign_AdditiveCylinder.svg|32px]] [[PartDesign_AdditiveCylinder|Additive cylinder]]: creates an additive cylinder.
  
 
<!--T:63-->
 
<!--T:63-->
:*[[File:PartDesign Additive_Ellipsoid.svg|32px]] [[PartDesign AdditiveEllipsoid|Additive ellipsoid]]: creates an additive ellipsoid. {{Version|0.17}}
+
:*[[File:PartDesign_AdditiveEllipsoid.svg|32px]] [[PartDesign_AdditiveEllipsoid|Additive ellipsoid]]: creates an additive ellipsoid.
  
 
<!--T:64-->
 
<!--T:64-->
:*[[File:PartDesign Additive_Prism.svg|32px]] [[PartDesign AdditivePrism|Additive prism]]: creates an additive prism. {{Version|0.17}}
+
:*[[File:PartDesign_AdditivePrism.svg|32px]] [[PartDesign_AdditivePrism|Additive prism]]: creates an additive prism.
  
 
<!--T:65-->
 
<!--T:65-->
:*[[File:PartDesign Additive_Sphere.svg|32px]] [[PartDesign AdditiveSphere|Additive sphere]]: creates an additive sphere. {{Version|0.17}}
+
:*[[File:PartDesign_AdditiveSphere.svg|32px]] [[PartDesign_AdditiveSphere|Additive sphere]]: creates an additive sphere.
  
 
<!--T:66-->
 
<!--T:66-->
:*[[File:PartDesign Additive_Torus.svg|32px]] [[PartDesign AdditiveTorus|Additive torus]]: creates an additive torus. {{Version|0.17}}
+
:*[[File:PartDesign_AdditiveTorus.svg|32px]] [[PartDesign_AdditiveTorus|Additive torus]]: creates an additive torus.
  
 
<!--T:67-->
 
<!--T:67-->
:*[[File:PartDesign Additive_Wedge.svg|32px]] [[PartDesign AdditiveWedge|Additive wedge]]: creates an additive wedge. {{Version|0.17}}
+
:*[[File:PartDesign_AdditiveWedge.svg|32px]] [[PartDesign_AdditiveWedge|Additive wedge]]: creates an additive wedge.
  
 
==== Subtractive tools ==== <!--T:68-->
 
==== Subtractive tools ==== <!--T:68-->
Line 142: Line 145:
  
 
<!--T:70-->
 
<!--T:70-->
* [[File:PartDesign Pocket.svg|32px]] [[PartDesign_Pocket|Pocket]]: creates a pocket from a selected sketch.
+
* [[File:PartDesign_Pocket.svg|32px]] [[PartDesign_Pocket|Pocket]]: creates a pocket from a selected sketch.
  
 
<!--T:71-->
 
<!--T:71-->
* [[File:PartDesign Hole.svg|32px]] [[PartDesign_Hole|Hole]]: creates a hole feature from a selected sketch. The sketch must contain one or multiple circles.
+
* [[File:PartDesign_Hole.svg|32px]] [[PartDesign_Hole|Hole]]: creates a hole feature from a selected sketch. The sketch must contain one or multiple circles.
  
 
<!--T:72-->
 
<!--T:72-->
* [[File:PartDesign Groove.svg|32px]] [[PartDesign_Groove|Groove]]: creates a groove by revolving a sketch around an axis.
+
* [[File:PartDesign_Groove.svg|32px]] [[PartDesign_Groove|Groove]]: creates a groove by revolving a sketch around an axis.
  
 
<!--T:73-->
 
<!--T:73-->
*[[File:PartDesign Subtractive_Loft.svg|32px]] [[PartDesign SubtractiveLoft|Subtractive loft]]: creates a solid shape by making a transition between two or more sketches and subtracts it from the active body.
+
*[[File:PartDesign_SubtractiveLoft.svg|32px]] [[PartDesign_SubtractiveLoft|Subtractive loft]]: creates a solid shape by making a transition between two or more sketches and subtracts it from the active body.
  
 
<!--T:74-->
 
<!--T:74-->
*[[File:PartDesign Subtractive_Pipe.svg|32px]] [[PartDesign SubtractivePipe|Subtractive pipe]]:  creates a solid shape by sweeping one or more sketches along an open or closed path and subtracts it from the active body.
+
*[[File:PartDesign_SubtractivePipe.svg|32px]] [[PartDesign_SubtractivePipe|Subtractive pipe]]:  creates a solid shape by sweeping one or more sketches along an open or closed path and subtracts it from the active body.
 +
 
 +
<!--T:135-->
 +
*[[File:PartDesign_SubtractiveHelix.svg|32px]] [[PartDesign_SubtractiveHelix|Subtractive helix]]: creates a solid shape by sweeping a sketch along a helix and subtracts it from the active body. {{Version|0.19}}
  
 
<!--T:75-->
 
<!--T:75-->
*[[File:PartDesign_CompPrimitiveSubtractive.png|48px]] [[PartDesign_CompPrimitiveSubtractive|Create a subtractive primitive]]: adds a subtractive primitive to the active body. {{Version|0.17}}
+
*[[File:PartDesign_CompPrimitiveSubtractive.png|48px]] [[PartDesign_CompPrimitiveSubtractive|Create a subtractive primitive]]: adds a subtractive primitive to the active body.
  
 
<!--T:76-->
 
<!--T:76-->
:*[[File:PartDesign Subtractive_Box.svg|32px]] [[PartDesign SubtractiveBox|Subtractive box]]: adds a subtractive box to the active body. {{Version|0.17}}
+
:*[[File:PartDesign_SubtractiveBox.svg|32px]] [[PartDesign_SubtractiveBox|Subtractive box]]: adds a subtractive box to the active body.
  
 
<!--T:77-->
 
<!--T:77-->
:*[[File:PartDesign Subtractive_Cone.svg|32px]] [[PartDesign SubtractiveCone|Subtractive cone]]: adds a subtractive cone to the active body. {{Version|0.17}}
+
:*[[File:PartDesign_SubtractiveCone.svg|32px]] [[PartDesign_SubtractiveCone|Subtractive cone]]: adds a subtractive cone to the active body.
  
 
<!--T:78-->
 
<!--T:78-->
:*[[File:PartDesign Subtractive_Cylinder.svg|32px]] [[PartDesign SubtractiveCylinder|Subtractive cylinder]]: adds a subtractive cylinder to the active body. {{Version|0.17}}
+
:*[[File:PartDesign_SubtractiveCylinder.svg|32px]] [[PartDesign_SubtractiveCylinder|Subtractive cylinder]]: adds a subtractive cylinder to the active body.
  
 
<!--T:79-->
 
<!--T:79-->
:*[[File:PartDesign Subtractive_Ellipsoid.svg|32px]] [[PartDesign SubtractiveEllipsoid|Subtractive ellipsoid]]: adds a subtractive ellipsoid to the active body. {{Version|0.17}}
+
:*[[File:PartDesign_SubtractiveEllipsoid.svg|32px]] [[PartDesign_SubtractiveEllipsoid|Subtractive ellipsoid]]: adds a subtractive ellipsoid to the active body.
  
 
<!--T:80-->
 
<!--T:80-->
:*[[File:PartDesign Subtractive_Prism.svg|32px]] [[PartDesign SubtractivePrism|Subtractive prism]]: adds a subtractive prism to the active body. {{Version|0.17}}
+
:*[[File:PartDesign_SubtractivePrism.svg|32px]] [[PartDesign_SubtractivePrism|Subtractive prism]]: adds a subtractive prism to the active body.
  
 
<!--T:81-->
 
<!--T:81-->
:*[[File:PartDesign Subtractive_Sphere.svg|32px]] [[PartDesign SubtractiveSphere|Subtractive sphere]]: adds a subtractive sphere to the active body. {{Version|0.17}}
+
:*[[File:PartDesign_SubtractiveSphere.svg|32px]] [[PartDesign_SubtractiveSphere|Subtractive sphere]]: adds a subtractive sphere to the active body.
  
 
<!--T:82-->
 
<!--T:82-->
:*[[File:PartDesign Subtractive_Torus.svg|32px]] [[PartDesign SubtractiveTorus|Subtractive torus]]: adds a subtractive torus to the active body. {{Version|0.17}}
+
:*[[File:PartDesign_SubtractiveTorus.svg|32px]] [[PartDesign_SubtractiveTorus|Subtractive torus]]: adds a subtractive torus to the active body.
  
 
<!--T:83-->
 
<!--T:83-->
:*[[File:PartDesign Subtractive_Wedge.svg|32px]] ‎[[PartDesign SubtractiveWedge|Subtractive wedge]]: adds a subtractive wedge to the active body. {{Version|0.17}}
+
:*[[File:PartDesign_SubtractiveWedge.svg|32px]] ‎[[PartDesign_SubtractiveWedge|Subtractive wedge]]: adds a subtractive wedge to the active body.
  
 
==== Transformation tools ==== <!--T:84-->
 
==== Transformation tools ==== <!--T:84-->
Line 206: Line 212:
  
 
<!--T:92-->
 
<!--T:92-->
*[[File:PartDesign Fillet.svg|32px]] [[PartDesign Fillet|Fillet]]: fillets (rounds) edges of the active body.
+
*[[File:PartDesign_Fillet.svg|32px]] [[PartDesign_Fillet|Fillet]]: fillets (rounds) edges of the active body.
  
 
<!--T:93-->
 
<!--T:93-->
*[[File:PartDesign Chamfer.svg|32px]] [[PartDesign Chamfer|Chamfer]]: chamfers edges of the active body.
+
*[[File:PartDesign_Chamfer.svg|32px]] [[PartDesign_Chamfer|Chamfer]]: chamfers edges of the active body.
  
 
<!--T:94-->
 
<!--T:94-->
*[[File:PartDesign Draft.svg|32px]] [[PartDesign Draft|Draft]]: applies an angular draft to selected faces of the active body.
+
*[[File:PartDesign_Draft.svg|32px]] [[PartDesign_Draft|Draft]]: applies an angular draft to selected faces of the active body.
  
 
<!--T:95-->
 
<!--T:95-->
*[[File:PartDesign Thickness.svg|32px]] [[PartDesign Thickness|Thickness]]: creates a thick shell from the active body and opens selected face(s).
+
*[[File:PartDesign_Thickness.svg|32px]] [[PartDesign_Thickness|Thickness]]: creates a thick shell from the active body and opens selected face(s).
  
 
==== Boolean ==== <!--T:96-->
 
==== Boolean ==== <!--T:96-->
  
 
<!--T:97-->
 
<!--T:97-->
*[[File:PartDesign_Boolean.svg|32px]] [[PartDesign Boolean|Boolean operation]]: imports one or more Bodies or PartDesign Clones into the active body and applies a Boolean operation.
+
*[[File:PartDesign_Boolean.svg|32px]] [[PartDesign_Boolean|Boolean operation]]: imports one or more Bodies or PartDesign Clones into the active body and applies a Boolean operation.
  
 
==== Extras ==== <!--T:98-->
 
==== Extras ==== <!--T:98-->
Line 228: Line 234:
  
 
<!--T:100-->
 
<!--T:100-->
*[[PartDesign Migrate|Migrate]]: migrates files created with older FreeCAD versions. If the file is pure PartDesign feature-based, migration should succeed. If the file contains mixed Part/Part Design/Draft objects, the conversion will most likely fail. {{Version|0.17}}
+
*[[File:PartDesign_Migrate.svg|32px]] [[PartDesign_Migrate|Migrate]]: migrates files created with older FreeCAD versions. If the file is pure PartDesign feature-based, migration should succeed. If the file contains mixed Part/Part Design/Draft objects, the conversion will most likely fail.
  
 
<!--T:101-->
 
<!--T:101-->
* [[Image:PartDesign_WizardShaft.svg|32px]] [[PartDesign_WizardShaft|Shaft design wizard]]: Generates a shaft from a table of values and allows to analyze forces and moments. The shaft is made with a revolved sketch that can be edited.
+
* [[File:PartDesign_WizardShaft.svg|32px]] [[PartDesign_WizardShaft|Shaft design wizard]]: Generates a shaft from a table of values and allows to analyze forces and moments. The shaft is made with a revolved sketch that can be edited.
  
 
<!--T:102-->
 
<!--T:102-->
* [[Image:PartDesign_InternalExternalGear.svg|32px]] [[PartDesign_InvoluteGear|Involute gear]]: creates an involute gear profile that can be used by a Pad.
+
* [[File:PartDesign_InvoluteGear.svg|32px]] [[PartDesign_InvoluteGear|Involute gear]]: creates an involute gear profile that can be used by a Pad.
  
 
=== Context Menu items=== <!--T:103-->
 
=== Context Menu items=== <!--T:103-->
  
 
<!--T:130-->
 
<!--T:130-->
*[[File:PartDesign MoveTip.svg|32px]] [[PartDesign_MoveTip|Set tip]]: redefines the tip, which is the feature exposed outside of the Body.
+
*[[File:PartDesign_MoveTip.svg|32px]] [[PartDesign_MoveTip|Set tip]]: redefines the tip, which is the feature exposed outside of the Body.
*[[PartDesign_MoveFeature|Move object to other body]]: moves the selected sketch, datum geometry or feature to another Body. {{Version|0.17}}
+
 
*[[PartDesign_MoveFeatureInTree|Move object after other object]]: allows reordering of the Body tree by moving the selected sketch, datum geometry or feature to another position in the list of features. {{Version|0.17}}
+
<!--T:136-->
 +
*[[File:PartDesign_MoveFeature.svg|32px]] [[PartDesign_MoveFeature|Move object to other body]]: moves the selected sketch, datum geometry or feature to another Body.
 +
 
 +
<!--T:137-->
 +
*[[File:PartDesign_MoveFeatureInTree.svg|32px]] [[PartDesign_MoveFeatureInTree|Move object after other object]]: allows reordering of the Body tree by moving the selected sketch, datum geometry or feature to another position in the list of features.
  
 
====Items shared with the Part workbench==== <!--T:104-->
 
====Items shared with the Part workbench==== <!--T:104-->
  
 
<!--T:131-->
 
<!--T:131-->
*[[Std_SetAppearance|Appearance]]: determines appearance of the whole part (color transparency etc.).
+
*[[File:Std_SetAppearance.svg|32px]] [[Std_SetAppearance|Appearance]]: determines appearance of the whole part (color transparency etc.).
*[[Part_FaceColors|Set colors]]: assigns colors to part faces.
+
 
 +
<!--T:138-->
 +
*[[File:Part_FaceColors.svg|32px]] [[Part_FaceColors|Set colors]]: assigns colors to part faces.
  
 
=== Preferences === <!--T:113-->
 
=== Preferences === <!--T:113-->
Line 273: Line 285:
 
|IconR=Workbench_Path.svg
 
|IconR=Workbench_Path.svg
 
}}
 
}}
 
  
 
</translate>
 
</translate>
 
 
{{Userdocnavi{{#translation:}}}}
 
{{Userdocnavi{{#translation:}}}}
 
 
{{PartDesign Tools navi{{#translation:}}}}
 
{{PartDesign Tools navi{{#translation:}}}}
 
 
[[Category:Workbenches{{#translation:}}]]
 
[[Category:Workbenches{{#translation:}}]]

Latest revision as of 19:38, 25 February 2021

Other languages:
Bahasa Indonesia • ‎Deutsch • ‎English • ‎Türkçe • ‎español • ‎français • ‎hrvatski • ‎italiano • ‎polski • ‎português • ‎português do Brasil • ‎română • ‎svenska • ‎čeština • ‎български • ‎русский • ‎українська • ‎中文 • ‎中文(中国大陆)‎ • ‎中文(台灣)‎ • ‎日本語 • ‎한국어
PartDesign workbench icon

Introduction

The Workbench PartDesign.svg PartDesign Workbench provides advanced tools for modeling complex solid parts. It is mostly focused on creating mechanical parts that can be manufactured and assembled into a finished product. Nevertheless, the created solids can be used in general for any other purpose such as architectural design, finite element analysis, or machining and 3D printing.

The PartDesign Workbench is intrinsically related to the Sketcher Workbench. The user normally creates a Sketch, then uses the PartDesign Pad tool to extrude it and create a basic solid, and then this solid is further modified.

While the Workbench Part.svg Part Workbench is based on a constructive solid geometry (CSG) methodology for building shapes, the PartDesign Workbench uses a parametric, feature editing methodology, which means a basic solid is sequentially transformed by adding features on top until the final shape is obtained. See the feature editing page for a more complete explanation of this process, and then see Creating a simple part with PartDesign to get started with creating solids.

A more detailed discussion of Part workbench versus Part Design workbench can be found here: Part and Part Design.

The bodies created with PartDesign are often subject to the topological naming problem which causes internal features to be renamed when the parametric operations are modified. This problem can be minimized by following the best practices described in the feature editing page, and by taking advantage of datum objects as support for sketches and features.

PartDesign Example.png

Tools

The Part Design tools are all located in the Part Design menu and the PartDesign toolbar that appear when you load the Part Design workbench.

Structure tools

These tools are in fact not part of the PartDesign Workbench. They belong to the Std Base system. They were developed in v0.17 with the intention that they would be useful to organize a model, and create assemblies; as such, they are very useful when working with bodies created with this workbench.

  • Std Part.svg Part: adds a new Part container in the active document and makes it active.
  • Std Group.svg Group: adds a Group container in the active document, which allows organizing the objects in the tree view.

Part Design Helper tools

  • PartDesign Body.svg Create body: creates a Body object in the active document and makes it active.
  • Sketcher NewSketch.svg Create sketch: creates‎ a new sketch on a selected face or plane. If no face is selected while this tool is executed, the user is prompted to select a plane from the Tasks panel. The interface then switches to the Sketcher Workbench in sketch editing mode.
  • Sketcher MapSketch.svg Map sketch to face: Maps a sketch to a previously selected plane or a face of the active body.

Part Design Modeling tools

Datum tools

Additive tools

These are tools for creating base features or adding material to an existing solid body.

  • PartDesign Pad.svg Pad: extrudes a solid from a selected sketch.
  • PartDesign Revolution.svg Revolution: creates a solid by revolving a sketch around an axis. The sketch must form a closed profile.
  • PartDesign AdditiveLoft.svg Additive loft: creates a solid by making a transition between two or more sketches.
  • PartDesign AdditivePipe.svg Additive pipe: creates a solid by sweeping one or more sketches along an open or closed path.

Subtractive tools

These are tools for subtracting material from an existing body.

  • PartDesign Pocket.svg Pocket: creates a pocket from a selected sketch.
  • PartDesign Hole.svg Hole: creates a hole feature from a selected sketch. The sketch must contain one or multiple circles.
  • PartDesign Groove.svg Groove: creates a groove by revolving a sketch around an axis.
  • PartDesign SubtractiveLoft.svg Subtractive loft: creates a solid shape by making a transition between two or more sketches and subtracts it from the active body.
  • PartDesign SubtractivePipe.svg Subtractive pipe: creates a solid shape by sweeping one or more sketches along an open or closed path and subtracts it from the active body.

Transformation tools

These are tools for transforming existing features. They will allow you to choose which features to transform.

  • PartDesign Mirrored.svg Mirrored: mirrors one or more features on a plane or face.
  • PartDesign LinearPattern.svg Linear Pattern: creates a linear pattern based on one or more features.

Dress-up tools

These tools apply a treatment to the selected edges or faces.

  • PartDesign Fillet.svg Fillet: fillets (rounds) edges of the active body.
  • PartDesign Chamfer.svg Chamfer: chamfers edges of the active body.
  • PartDesign Draft.svg Draft: applies an angular draft to selected faces of the active body.
  • PartDesign Thickness.svg Thickness: creates a thick shell from the active body and opens selected face(s).

Boolean

  • PartDesign Boolean.svg Boolean operation: imports one or more Bodies or PartDesign Clones into the active body and applies a Boolean operation.

Extras

Some additional functionality found in the Part Design menu:

  • PartDesign Migrate.svg Migrate: migrates files created with older FreeCAD versions. If the file is pure PartDesign feature-based, migration should succeed. If the file contains mixed Part/Part Design/Draft objects, the conversion will most likely fail.
  • PartDesign WizardShaft.svg Shaft design wizard: Generates a shaft from a table of values and allows to analyze forces and moments. The shaft is made with a revolved sketch that can be edited.
  • PartDesign InvoluteGear.svg Involute gear: creates an involute gear profile that can be used by a Pad.

Context Menu items

  • PartDesign MoveTip.svg Set tip: redefines the tip, which is the feature exposed outside of the Body.
  • PartDesign MoveFeatureInTree.svg Move object after other object: allows reordering of the Body tree by moving the selected sketch, datum geometry or feature to another position in the list of features.

Items shared with the Part workbench

  • Std SetAppearance.svg Appearance: determines appearance of the whole part (color transparency etc.).

Preferences

  • Preferences-part design.svg Preferences: preferences available for PartDesign Tools.
  • Fine tuning: some extra parameters to fine-tune PartDesign behavior.

Tutorials