Cool. It wasn?t working that well when I tried.
On Aug 23, 2021, at 12:35, Paul Koning <paulkoning
at comcast.net> wrote:
?Mac OS, 64 bit Intel until recently, Arm64 right now. It's still the Intel build,
that works impressively well through Rosetta 2. The current version is 0.19. I
haven't run into significant issues with it for quite a while. It's been pretty
solid since 0.14 in my usage. That's a bit off the beaten track, perhaps; I mostly do
my modeling in a 5000 line Python script, and use my own export to PovRAY rather than the
FreeCAD Render workbench. But I did use that a bit, in some experiments with the KiCAD
importer. That's pretty slick, converting a PCB layout to a 3d CAD model.
On Aug 23, 2021, at 2:19 PM, Alan Perry
<aperry at snowmoose.com> wrote:
What OS were you running it on? When I first started trying to use it a couple years ago
on a Mac, it didn?t work so well. I started trying to make it work better and then
realized that I was spending most of my time trying to make the tool work and not so much
time modeling the part that I was trying replicate and threw in the towel and started
using Fusion 360. Using Fusion 360 has had some advantages when getting the part made
(there is a common language for tweaking the model).
>> On Aug 23, 2021, at 09:59, Paul Koning via cctalk <cctalk at
> ?I haven't used it for 3d printing work, but from other use I can recommend
FreeCAD3d. That is open source software, so free for everyone, not just for
> It has a GUI, and it can also be scripted using Python, which is a great way to
construct very complex models. I've used it to model a SF spaceship.
>> On Aug 23, 2021, at 12:29 PM, Rob Jarratt via cctalk <cctalk at
>> I think I may need to get a small part 3d printed (some plastic board
>> mounting guide rails from a PDP 11/24 H7140 PSU). What software is best for
>> a novice? Preferably free!