Saturday, 22 February 2014

BTool Release 2

Here is the second release of my BTool project!

The new feature is a dialog window, where you can find, select and create the bearing without typing a word of code!

Self explanatory video:

How to install and start the BTool in linux:

-Download the files here

-Extract in /usr/lib/freecad/Mod

-In FreeCAD command line, type:

    import BMain


I think that the dialog window is so simple that I'm not going to describe how it works step by step.
I only want to clarify this:

d means inner radius of the bearing

D means outer radius of the bearing

B means bearing width

I should add a small picture to display that.

But the tool is almost finished, this is the todo list:

-Fix the bearing positioning script

-Add "cancel" button to dialog

-Add more parametric bearings

-Develop "Bearing smart placement function"

If you try it and like it, or if you have any problems or concerns, just leave me a comment :)