Draft Facebinder

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Draft Facebinder.svg Draft Facebinder

Menu location
Draft → Facebinder
Workbenches
Draft, Arch
Default shortcut
F F
Introduced in version
0.15
See also
Part Box, Arch Wall


Description

The Facebinder tool creates a surface object from the selected faces of solid object. It is parametric, meaning that if you modify the original object, the Facebinder updates accordingly. If you move and rotate the Facebinder, it will stay linked to the original faces.

It can be used to create an extrusion from a collection of faces from other objects. A typical use is in architectural design to build an object that covers several faces of walls, for example, a wall paper, or wall finish.

Draft facebinder example.jpg

How to use

  1. Pick one face, or hold Ctrl and pick several faces, from solid objects.
  2. Press the Draft Facebinder.png Facebinder button, or press F then F keys.

Scripting

The facebinder tool can be usedin scripts and macros by using the following function:

makeFacebinder ( selectionset )
  • Creates a facebinder object from the given selection set, which is a list of selection objects such as returned by the FreeCADGui.Selection.getSelectionEx() method.
  • Only selected faces are taken into account
  • Returns the newly created object

Example:

import Draft, FreeCADGui
mySelection = FreeCADGui.Selection.getSelectionEx()
Draft.makeFacebinder(mySelection)

Limitations

  • Not available before version 0.14