FreeCAD: How to create solid from a sketch?

FreeCAD 0.20


  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. When you have finished drawing, right-click to finish drawing the circle.

    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. In the diplayed dialog, enter "20" to constrains the radius of the circle to 20 mm.

    Lock Radius
    click ▼ to switch between diameter and radius constraints.
    Lock Radius
    Constraints the radius
  8. 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.

    Pads a sketch
  11. Now we have created a cylinder with center (0 mm, 0 mm), radius 20 mm, and height 20 mm. various solid can be created from any sketches by a similar process.