FreeCad is not as intuitive as
AutoDesk Fusion 360, but I am unwilling to pay their
exorbitant price for hobby use.
I have been designing things
with FreeCad [on and off] for several months and becoming more
comfortable using, not proficient, but very comfortable.
It does have a few quirks
(bugs) you will discover along the way but nothing you won't
find a work around for.
It is a bargain at 2 or 3
times the price !
David Martin - NA1MH
Wherever I go, there He is.
On 7/23/2021 1:42 PM, WA4EFS wrote:
Hello Jim. Very nice work on the coil form. I test printed your .stl file and it came out perfectly.
If you don't mind my asking which CAD application do you use? Some time ago I attempted a similar project in FreeCAD. However, I encountered difficulties and set it aside.
73, -Lloyd (wa4efs)
From: main@4SQRP.groups.io [mailto:main@4SQRP.groups.io] On Behalf Of Jim, N5IB
Sent: Friday, July 23, 2021 8:50 AM
Subject: Re: [4SQRP] Coil forms, Q, and instruments
Here's the STL file, attached, and a photo.
It's such a thin tube it needs a "brim" for buildplate adhesion
There's a tiny hole at each end to pass the wire through to secure the turns.
I plan to make another with multiple holes to accommodate different turn counts.