In FreeCAD the word “Assembly” is normally used to refer to a 3D model that is composed of several distinguishable parts, that are put together in some way to create a functional object, just like real life products are made.
How do I add assembly workbench in FreeCAD?
Installing on Mac
- go to /Applications” and select FreeCAD.app.
- right-mouse-click and select “Show Package Contents”, a new window will appear with a folder named “Contents”
- single-click on the folder “Contents” then on “Resources” and double-click to open the folder “Mod”
How do I create a group in FreeCAD?
- Click on the name of the document in the tree view, open the context menu (right click), and choose Create group.
- Alternatively, press the. …
- To add objects to a Group, select them in tree view, and then drag and drop them over the Group.
How do you assemble multiple parts in FreeCAD?
- Design each of the parts in a separate FreeCAD project file.
- Export the part as a STEP 214 file (.stp)
- Import all the step files into a new FreeCAD file just for the assembly.
- Duplicate any parts you need multiple instance of.
- Use the placement dialog to rotate and position the parts together.
How do I import FreeCAD parts?
- Set up the Import Export Preferences in the Preferences Editor.
- Go to the menu Part → Import CAD.
- Select the file to be imported.
How do you align parts in FreeCAD?
- Select the reference object. …
- Hold down the Ctrl key while you select the object whose placement you want to change.
- Select the Edit → Alignment… …
- A new window will appear in the Main view area. …
- Define the first point pair by clicking a point in each view.
How do I join lines in FreeCAD?
- Press the Connect lines button.
- Use the Ctrl + Shift + K keyboard shortcut.
- Use the Sketch → Sketcher tools → Connect Edges entry from the top menu.