Manipulator WB is aimed to help FreeCAD users in Aligning, Moving, Rotating and Measuring 3D objects through a friendly GUI.
Aligner: a set of tools to move and align 3D parts; it can also align an object (face, edge, point) to the origin in FreeCAD.
Mover: a set of tools to move and rotate 3D parts on different Axis
Caliper: a set of tools to measure 3D parts, with some Snap facility and Radius, Length, Angle measurements.
These helpers work with Part, App::Part and Body objects.
The Tools can be Floating or Docked Left or Right.
Each Tool has a Help Button to get some useful tips
Manipulator Workbench is an external workbench containing a series of tools to Transform the placement and Measure objects and STEP models in FreeCAD.
Detailed description here
YouTube Tutorial Manipulator-WB-@Work
- automatically using the FreeCAD Add-on Manager (bundled in to 0.17 dev version under Tools Menu)
- manually by copying the Manipulator folder to the Mod sub-directory of the FreeCAD application.
Manipulator github page
- FreeCAD v0.15 4671
- FreeCAD v0.16 >= 6712
- FreeCAD v0.17 >= 11707
FreeCAD workbenches are easy to program in Python, there are therefore many people developing additional workbenches outside of the FreeCAD main developers.
The external workbenches page has some information and tutorials on some of them, and the FreeCAD Addons project aims at gathering them and making them easily installable from within FreeCAD.
New workbenches are in development, stay tuned!
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