Part Box

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Part Box.svg Part Box

Menu location
Part → Primitives → Cube
Workbenches
Part
Default shortcut
None
Introduced in version
-
See also
Part Primitives

Description

The Part Box.svg Part Box command creates a parametric box solid, a rectangular cuboid. In the coordinate system defined by its DataPlacement property, the bottom face of the box lies on the XY plane with its front left corner at the origin, and its front edge parallel to the X axis.

Part Box Example.png

Usage

  1. There are several ways to invoke the command:
    • Press the Part Box.svg Part Box button.
    • Select the Part → Primitives → Part Box.svg Cube option from the menu.
  2. The box is created.
  3. Optionally change the dimensions and DataPlacement of the box by doing one of the following:
    • Double-click the object in the Tree view:
      1. The Geometric Primitives task panel opens.
      2. Change one or more properties.
      3. The object is dynamically updated in the 3D view.
      4. Press the OK button.
    • Change the properties in the Property editor.
    • Change the DataPlacement with the Std TransformManip.svg Std TransformManip command.

Example

Part Box from the scripting example

A Part Box object created with the scripting example below is shown here.

Notes

  • A Part Box can also be created with the Part Primitives.svg Part Primitives command. With that command you can specify the dimensions and placement at creation time.

Properties

See also: Property editor.

A Part Box object is derived from a Part Feature object and inherits all its properties. It also has the following additional properties:

Data

Attachment

The object has the same attachment properties as a Part Part2DObject.

Box

  • DataLength (Length): The length of the box. This is the dimension in its X direction. The default is 10mm.
  • DataWidth (Length): The width of the box. This is the dimension in its Y direction. The default is 10mm.
  • DataHeight (Length): The height of the box. This is dimension in its Z direction. The default is 10mm.

Scripting

See also: Autogenerated API documentation, Part scripting and FreeCAD Scripting Basics.

A Part Box can be created with the addObject() method of the document:

box = FreeCAD.ActiveDocument.addObject("Part::Box", "myBox")
  • Where "myBox" is the name for the object.
  • The function returns the newly created object.

Example:

import FreeCAD as App

doc = App.activeDocument()

box = doc.addObject("Part::Box", "myBox")
box.Length = 4
box.Width = 8
box.Height = 12
box.Placement = App.Placement(App.Vector(1, 2, 3), App.Rotation(75, 60, 30))

doc.recompute()


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