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FreeCAD: How to create solid from a sketch?

Update:April 16, 2018
FreeCAD 0.17
  1. Click [File]-[New] in menu bar and create new documentcreate new document.

  2. Move to Part Design workbenchPartDesign workbench

  3. Select "New Sketch"Sketcher_NewSketch from the toolbar and select "XY plane" in diplayed dialog. Click OK to create new sketch plane.

    Create Sketch Creates sketch plane
  4. Select "Circle"Creates circle from the toolbar and draw rough circle on sketch plane.

    Create Circle Creates circle
  5. Click the center of the circle and the center becomes selected state(green color). After the selection, select the "Lock"Sketcher_ConstrainLock from the toolbar.

    Lock Center Constraints the center of the circle
  6. Coordinates of the center point are displayed on 3D View as numbers. Click the number and enter "0" in each. The center of the circle is constrained to sketch plane origin by this operation.

  7. Next, select the circle and click "Radius"Constraints Radius

    Lock Radius Constraints the radius
  8. A radius of the circle is displayed on 3D View as number. Click the number and enter "20" to constraint the radius of the circle to 20. Then the sketch will be full-constrained and displayed in green color.

  9. Click Close on Tasks-tab to exit sketch editing.

  10. Selecte the created sketch on Tree View and execute "Pad"PartDesign_Pad to start padding operation. Enter "20 mm" as Length on Tasks-tab and click OK.

    Extrude Pads a sketch
  11. A cylindrical that has been centered (0, 0) and has radious 20 is created by above operations. various solid can be created from any sketches by a similar process.

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