I have a pyramid shaped tower with top cut off and flattened in order to build a customer an object to hold his radio tuner modules in (commonly nicknamed “Birdshots”, since they look about the size of shotgun shell’s).
The problem I have is selecting one of the faces of the 10 degree angled sides to “Sketch to Face”. No problem there. I sketch 5 circles 31.5mm each staggered upon the face. Then I go to 3D view and try to extrude them deep enough into the body to hold the Birdshot’s.
This is where the problem occurs. When I select any circle to extrude a cut into the body with, I am only getting broken parts of a circle…not a whole circle itself. (like on one, I get about 2/3 of a complete circle to cut into the body…not a whole circle). Others are worse with only a couple fractions of a circle. I have tried workarounds to no avail.
What am I missing here?
For the record, I studied FreeCAD for months, and decided there is no “Free Lunch”. You get what you pay for. And I am completely star-struck of the ease of use of Shapr3D. Worth every penny in lost design time on projects that I spend days trying to build with FreeCAD.
Thanks in advance,
Callsign NK5Q (Ham Radio Operator)