How do you join shapes in FreeCAD?

How do I combine shapes in Freecad?


  1. Press the. Part Fuse button in the Part tools toolbar.
  2. Use the Part → Boolean → Union entry in the Part menu.

How do you join two parts in Freecad?

Re: How to join or union 2 parts to make one part

With one single document opened, go to File –> Merge project… then select the document to merge.

How do I join lines in Freecad?

Select two or more Draft Lines and/or Draft Wires.

There are several ways to invoke the command:

  1. Press the. Draft Join button.
  2. Select the Modification → Join option from the menu.
  3. Use the keyboard shortcut: J then O.

How do you refine a shape in Freecad?


  1. Select an object that you wish to clean and copy.
  2. Go to the menu Part → Create a copy → Refine shape.
  3. A cleaned, independent copy of the original object is created; the original object is hidden.

How do you snap on Freecad?

Press Q to insert a “hold point” at the current location of the cursor. You can snap to the orthogonal axes of hold points, and to the intersections of these axes. If the Draft Snap Midpoint option is active, you can also snap to the midpoint between two hold points.

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How do you close a sketch in free CAD?


  1. Press the. Close shape button.
  2. Use the Z then W keyboard shortcut.
  3. Use the Sketch → Sketcher tools → Close shape entry from the top menu.

How do you check geometry in FreeCAD?

Invoke the tool by either:

  1. Clicking on the. CheckGeometry button available in the Part workbench toolbar.
  2. Using the Part → Check geometry entry from the top menu.

How do you simplify a mesh in FreeCAD?


  1. Select one or more mesh objects.
  2. There are several ways to invoke the command: Press the. Mesh Decimating button. …
  3. The Decimating task panel opens.
  4. Specify the Reduction: If only one mesh object has been selected and you choose the Absolute number option: …
  5. Press the OK button to finish the command.
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