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FreeCAD: Tutorial Mug (3/3)

Update:May 27, 2019
FreeCAD 0.18

Rounding a rim

Next we round the rim of the mug.

  1. Selecting a rim

    select a rim of the mug. Multiple edges can be selected by clicking with pressing Ctrl key.

    Selects a rim by left-clicking
    Selects a rim by left-clicking
  2. Rounding

    Execute filletfillet icon and set 1mm as rounding radius. Then click OK.

    Fillet dialog
    Fillet dialog
    Result of fillet
    Result of fillet

Changing the shape

The shape creation has been done. Then we well change the handle shape to see how to change shape in FreeCAD.

  1. Changing transparency

    At first, we make the shape translucent so that shape can be changed easily. Select the "Body" in model tree and change "Transparency" property to 70 at View tab on bottom of tree.

    Transparency property at View tab
    Transparency property at View tab
    Translucent solid
    Translucent solid
  2. Starts sketch editing

    Then double click "Sketch001", which was used as sweep path for handle, in model tree to edit it. The solid will be invisible state, so right-click the "Fillet" in model tree and select Toggle visibility to show the solid.

    Toggle visibility
    Toggle visibility
    Sketch editing
    Sketch editing
  3. Changing handle shape

    Click dimension values to change the coordinate Z of the handle bottom to 15 mm from 25mm, the length of the handle to 35 mm from 25 mm.

    Changing the coordinate Z of the handle bottom to 15 mm from 25mm
    Changing the coordinate Z of the handle bottom to 15 mm from 25mm
    Changing the length of the handle to 35 mm from 25 mm
    Changing the length of the handle to 35 mm from 25 mm
    形状変更後のスケッチ
    形状変更後のスケッチ

    When you click Update or Close on the dialog to finish editing, the solid shape will be updated based on changed sketch.

    Finishes sketch editing
    Finishes sketch editing
  4. Resetting transparency

    After changing shape, select the "Body" in model tree and reset "Transparency" property to 0 at View tab on bottom of tree.

    Changed solid shape
    Changed solid shape

Changing color

At the end, change a color of the solid. Select the shape "Body" in model tree and change "Shape color" property to (85, 170, 255) = (Red, Green, Blue) at View tab on bottom of tree.

View Shape color property at View tab
Shape color property at View tab
Color changing result

Completion!

All works has been done. Now we get the 3D model of a mug!

Created mug shape
Created mug shape
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