Arch RemoveShape

    From FreeCAD Documentation

    Arch RemoveShape.svg Arch RemoveShape

    Menu location
    Arch → Utilities → Remove Shape
    Workbenches
    Arch
    Default shortcut
    None
    Introduced in version
    -
    See also
    Arch SplitMesh, Arch MeshToShape

    Description

    This tool attempts at removing the inner cubic shape of an Arch Wall.svg Arch Wall or Arch Structure.svg Arch Structure, and adjusting its properties, making it totally parametric. This tool will only work if the underlying shape is cubic (exactly 6 faces, all corners have only right angles).

    Usage

    1. Select an Arch Wall.svg Arch Wall or Arch Structure.svg Arch Structure
    2. Press the Arch RemoveShape.svg button or use ArchUtilitiesArch RemoveShape.svg Remove Shape from the top menu.

    Scripting

    See also: Arch API and FreeCAD Scripting Basics.

    This tool can be used in macros and from the Python console by using the following function:

    removeShape(objs, mark=True)
    
    • Takes a list of Arch objects (objs) built on a cubic shape, and removes the inner shape, keeping the length, width and height as properties of the Arch object.
    • If mark is True, objects that cannot be processed by this function will become red.
    import FreeCAD, Draft, Arch
    
    Box = FreeCAD.ActiveDocument.addObject("Part::Box", "Box")
    Box.Length = 1000
    Box.Width = 2000
    Box.Height = 1000
    FreeCAD.ActiveDocument.recompute()
    
    Structure = Arch.makeStructure(Box)
    FreeCAD.ActiveDocument.recompute()
    
    Arch.removeShape(Structure)
    FreeCAD.ActiveDocument.recompute()