|Arch → Space|
|Introduced in version|
|Arch Wall, Arch Structure|
The Space tool allows you to define an empty volume, either by basing it on a solid shape, or by defining its boundaries, or a mix of both. If it is based solely on boundaries, the volume is calculated by starting from the bounding box of all the given boundaries, and subtracting the spaces behind each boundary. The space object always defines a solid volume. The floor area of a space object, calculated by intersecting a horizontal plane at the center of mass of the space volume, can also be displayed, by setting the display mode of the space object to "detailed".
Space object created from an existing solid object, then two wall faces are added as boundaries, and the display mode is set to "detailed" to show the floor area.
How to use
- Select an existing solid object, or faces on boundary objects.
- Press the button, or press , keys.
- The boundaries properties is currently not editable via GUI.
- See the forum announcement.
- DATABase: The base object, if any (must be a solid)
- DATABoundaries: A list of optional boundary elements
Space = makeSpace(objects=None, baseobj=None, name="Space")
- Creates a
Spaceobject from the given
baseobj, which can be
- one document object, in which case it becomes the base shape of the space object, or
- a list of selection objects as returned by
- a list of tuples
import FreeCAD, Arch Box = FreeCAD.ActiveDocument.addObject("Part::Box", "Box") Box.Length = 1000 Box.Width = 1000 Box.Height = 1000 Space = Arch.makeSpace(Box) Space.ViewObject.LineWidth = 2 FreeCAD.ActiveDocument.recompute()
After a space object is created, selected faces can be added to it with the following code:
import FreeCAD, FreeCADGui, Draft, Arch points = [FreeCAD.Vector(-500, 0, 0), FreeCAD.Vector(1000, 1000, 0)] Line = Draft.makeWire(points) Wall = Arch.makeWall(Line, width=150, height=2000) FreeCAD.ActiveDocument.recompute() # Select a face of the wall selection = FreeCADGui.Selection.getSelectionEx() Arch.addSpaceBoundaries(Space, selection)
Boundaries can also be removed, again by selecting the indicated faces:
selection = FreeCADGui.Selection.getSelectionEx() Arch.removeSpaceBoundaries(Space, selection)