Draft Facebinder.png Draft Facebinder

Menu location
Draft → Facebinder
Workbenches
Draft, Arch
Default shortcut
F F
See also
None


Description

The facebinder a very simple object constructed from selected faces of other objects. It is of parametric, you can modify the original object and the facebinder object updates accordingly. It can then be used for example for making an extrusion out of a collection of faces from other objects. A typical use is in architectural design, to build an object that covers several pieces of walls. You can move and rotate the facebinder around after its creation, everything will stay linked to the original faces.

Draft facebinder example.jpg

How to use

  1. Select faces on objects (use CTRL to select several faces)
  2. Press the Draft Facebinder.png Facebinder, button, or press F, F keys

Scripting

The facebinder tool can be usedin scripts and macros by using the following function:

makeFacebinder ( selectionset ) 
  • Creates a facebinder object from the given selection set, which is a list of selection objects such as returned by the FreeCADGui.Selection.getSelectionEx() method.
  • Only selected faces are taken into account
  • Returns the newly created object

Example:

import Draft, FreeCADGui
mySelection = FreeCADGui.Selection.getSelectionEx()
Draft.makeFacebinder(mySelection) 

Limitations

  • Not available before version 0.14
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