Wood Frame Workbench
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This workbench is not actively developed or maintained, but looking for developers and maintainers.
A complementary workbench for FreeCAD whose main goal is to provide tools to facilitate the modelling of wooden constructions (frame, timber frame, etc ...). This is a fork from FreeCAD-Timber (Jonathan Wiedemann wood-galaxy), which is no longer maintained.
- Author: JeromeL63.
- Home page and source code.
- Create beams with advanced positioning.
- Create panels with advanced positioning.
- Attributes, used to select and filter objects (name, groups, sub-group, material, type ....) easily.
- Select and show by attributes.
- Listing for invoices and production list.
Wood Frame comes with the following tools:
- Add a layer to the document: objects added to a layer can share the same visual properties.
- Add a wood beam. To move insertion point, use the Numpad.
- Add a wood panel. This tool operates similarly to Add beam, but with panel size restriction. To move insertion point, use the Numpad.
- Cut an object with a plane.
- Cut an object with a line with a normal work plane.
- Copy object: duplicates an element.
- Stretch tool: select an end of a beam and add or remove to its length.
- Edit the attributes of existing objects (name, groups, sub-group, material, type...).
- Select or hide elements in the 3D view by their specific attributes.
- Create wood beams listing: Generate a Spreadsheet listing of the different materials selected in the 3D view.
- Edit attributes.
- Select by attributes.
- Align camera-view on the current Work plane: Align view from current work plane.
- Create exporter container: Create volume which contains objects to export, and configure views.
- Add view to a container for export.
- Export views to DXF: Export container views in a DXF file.
To install this external workbench from GitHub, go to the Addon manager and click on Configure, then add https://github.com/JeromeL63/Wood-Frame as a custom repository. Refresh addons list then add Wood Frame.
Wood Frame is compatible with Freecad 0.19.