Macro CloneConvert

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Macro CloneConvert.png Macro CloneConvert

Description
Creates a clone or Copy or Compound of the object(s) and the converted in the chosen position and size (inch, mm, m, µm...) or free. The base object is recognized in mm (FreeCAd base).
Author
mario52
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Version
0.11
Date last modification
2018-03-30
Default shortcut
None
See also
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Description

Creates a clone or copy of the object and the converted in the chosen position and size (inch, mm, m, µm...) or free. The base object is recognized in mm (FreeCAd base)

Temporary code for external macro link. Do not use this code. This code is used exclusively by Addon_Installer.


##This code is copied instead of the original macro code

##to guide the user to the offline download page

##Use it if the code of the macro is larger than 64 KB and cannot be included in the wiki

##or if the RAW code url is extra wiki location

import PySide

from PySide import QtGui ,QtCore

diag = QtGui.QMessageBox(QtGui.QMessageBox.Information,u"Information",
    "This macro must by downloaded with this link" + "\n"
    " " + "\n"
    "https://gist.githubusercontent.com/mario52a/9f2f2f6144e1307a048f1840ef99300c/raw/bab6b455f134abb88f10899c1f0da7bc95186f78/Macro_CloneConvert.FCMacro" + "\n"
    " " + "\n"
    "Quit this window for access in the download page" )

diag.setWindowFlags(PySide.QtCore.Qt.WindowStaysOnTopHint)

diag.setWindowModality(QtCore.Qt.ApplicationModal)

diag.exec_()

import webbrowser 

webbrowser.open("https://gist.githubusercontent.com/mario52a/9f2f2f6144e1307a048f1840ef99300c/raw/bab6b455f134abb88f10899c1f0da7bc95186f78/Macro_CloneConvert.FCMacro")
<class="rawcodeurl"><a href="https://gist.githubusercontent.com/mario52a/9f2f2f6144e1307a048f1840ef99300c/raw/bab6b455f134abb88f10899c1f0da7bc95186f78/Macro_CloneConvert.FCMacro">raw code</a>


Uses

Run the macro, the XYZ settings, choose "Clone" or "Copy" a unit or one value of choice select your object, and click Ok button.

If no value is entered a copy or clone will be created without modification. If no object is selected the Ok button will be colored in red.

The value of the BoundingBox, Volume and Surface is diplayed in the Report view, in the case of Copy multiple object, the display will show BoundingBox 0.0.


The base is the mm example with a 1 mm cube of side :

Select in the comboBox inch, 1 inch = 25.4 mm , the fields "Scale free" automatically adjusts to 25.4 (the values ​​in "Scale-free" can be changed separately). Click Ok button, the clone created will have 25,4 mm x 25,4 mm x 25,4 mm

150% = 1,50 in the "Scale free" fields
104% = 1,04 in the "Scale free" fields

Inverse operation :

If you want to reduce an object ex: a cube 25.4 mm (1 inch) in cube 1 mm sides, use the following formula, 1 / 25.4 = 0.0393700 and enter the value 0,0393700 (with comma) in the Scale field XY and Z.

In a cube of 5 mm, made​​ 5 / 25.4 = 0.1968503 and enter the value 0,1968503 (with comma) in the Scale field XY and Z.

50% = 0,50 in the "Scale free" fields
4% = 0,04 in the "Scale free" fields

Predefined units are : km, hm, dam, m, dm, cm, mm, µm, nm, inch, link, foot, yard, perch, chain, furlong, mile, league, nautique.

CloneConvert
  • Mode
  • Clone  : The object(s) clone are create
  • Copy  : One copy of the objet(s) is create
  • Comp  : One compound of the objet(s) is create
  • Increm. : incrementing the coordinates data to the original coordinates of the object (Placement, Rotation ...)
    If this is not checked the Placement begin in coordinates 0,0,0 of FreeCAD
    In case a compound Placement information is [0,0,0] the Placement begin in the position of object
    If the real location is away from the base coordinates 0,0,0 use the ValueAt() button for the real Placement of the subObject selected Face, Wire, Line ....
  • Unique  : If this checkBox is checked and multiple object selected, the clone created is one unique object
  • Coordinates
  • ... : This button align the YZ values on the value of X to have the same values ​​XYZ (or manually). Two click reset the coordinates values to 0.0
  • Coordinate X : Move the copy to the Coordinate X selected (Base 0,0,0 if Increm. is not checked)
  • Coordinate Y : Move the copy to the Coordinate Y selected (Base 0,0,0 if Increm. is not checked)
  • Coordinate Z : Move the copy to the Coordinate Z selected (Base 0,0,0 if Increm. is not checked)
  • Rotation
  • ... : This button align the Pitch and Roll values on the value of Yaw to have the same values ​​Rotation (or manually)
    Two click reset the rotations values to 0.0
  • Yaw (Z )  : Rotate the copy to the axis Z (Yaw) (Begin 0 if Increm. is not checked)
  • Pitch ( Y ) : Rotate the copy to the axis Y (Pitch) (Begin 0 if Increm. is not checked)
  • Roll ( X )  : Rotate the copy to the axis X (Roll) (Begin 0 if Increm. is not checked)
  • Scale predefined
  • Scale predefined : predefined scales in units, km, hm, dam, m, dm, cm, mm, µm, nm, inch, link, foot, yard, perch, chain, furlong, mile, league, nautique or choose a free value in the Scale free field.
  • Number copy
  • Number copy : number of copies
  • Scale free
  • ... : This button align the Scales values on the value of Scale X to have the same values ​​XYZ (or manually)
    Two click reset the scales values to 1.0
  • Scale X : free scale , if the value is negative ( -10) , the object is scaled x 10 and will be reversed in the X axis, to reduce the shape give a decimal value (0,5)
  • Scale Y : free scale , if the value is negative ( -10) , the object is scaled x 10 and will be reversed in the Y axis, to reduce the shape give a decimal value (0,5)
  • Scale Z : free scale , if the value is negative ( -10) , the object is scaled x 10 and will be reversed in the Z axis, to reduce the shape give a decimal value (0,5)
  • ValueAt() : Give the valueAt() the subObject selected Face, Wire, Line ...
    This option is useful in case a compound Placement information [0,0,0] and its real location is away from the base coordinates 0,0,0 (gives no provide information about the rotation of the object)
  • Ok : the OK button validates and launches the command, if no object is selected the Ok button will be coloured in red
  • Reset : the Reset button puts all the values to zero
  • Quit : the Quit button exit the macro


Script

The icon Macro CloneConvert.png

Macro_CloneConvert.FCMacro

Download the macro to Gist Macro_CloneConvert.FCMacro

Revision

30/03/2018 ver 0.11 = odd checkBox, if multi selection the clone are object unique or object separate

07/06/2017 ver 0.10 = replace Draft...Copy to Part..Shape cause section Copy : not draw copy scaled of object but copy not scaled ??

14/06/2016 ver 0.9 = adding the choice of number of copies and labels optimization

31/01/2016 ver 0.8 = modify the buttons reset section for two click for reset (in case modification the value)

30/01/2016 ver 0.7 = rewriting code with Placement and Increment and adding buttons Compound, Increment, ValueAt(),

26/01/2016 ver 0.6 = correction placement with many objets Copy

26/07/2015 ver 0.5 = correction rotate many objects Function Copy

25/07/2015 ver 0.4 = adding rotation

11/08/2014 replace "AttributeError" to "Exception"

02/07/2014 ver. 0.3 = modified to operate PyQt4 and PySide

09/05/2014 ver. 0.2 = adding function "Copy"