|Blueprints / Drawings|
|Time to complete|
|0.16 or above|
This tutorial is meant to introduce the reader to the basic workflow of the Drawing Workbench, as well as most of the tools that are available to create blueprints.
To reduce the time required for this tutorial, it is compulsory to group together similar elements in the Tree View to apply operations at the same time to several elements.
Create the following groups:
Templates are the base for the creation of Drawings, you can use the templates provided or create your own.
We now have a folder called Page in the Tree View. This object will contain everything related to the Drawing.
Projections are defined as the visual representation of an object on a specific plane, it diplays the properties of the object that are visible from that specific orientation.
These are used in Engineering to specify the properties of an object that will be machined. There are two common standards: Third Angle and First Angle projections.
For this tutorial, these projections aren't used because our objects only have a meaningful representation in the XY plane.
In the General and Axonometric tabs you can specify the location, scale and separation of each view.
It is possible to create custom views of the object.
You can also alter the location, scale and rotation of the View from within the Data tab. The same can be done for the Orthographic Projections.
The preferred way to add elements created in the Draft Workbench is with a tool contained in the Draft Workbench designed specifically for this. With this procedure, it is possible to import Dimensions, Annotations, Shapestrings and any other element created whithin the Draft Workbench.
Repeat for each group and set the values to the ones specified above.
FreeCAD supports the export of SVG and PDF files based on your Drawings
We are now finished with the basic workflow for the Drawing Module.