FreeCAD Memo - Tutorial "Mug"

Modeling a mug - Step 3

Updated : August 22, 2017

Unifying the cup part and the handle

Unifying the cup part and the handle to make a single solid.

Part_FuseUnifying solids : Select the cup part and the handle on model tree. Then execute the tool.
Model tree before unifying operation Before unifying operation
Model tree after unifying operation After unifying operation
Unifying solids Unifying solids

Rounding a rim

Rounding a rim of the mug.

  1. Switch workbench to PartDesign workbenchWorkbench_PartDesignand select a rim of the mug. Multiple edges can be selected by clicking with pressing Ctrl key.
    Select a rim by left-clicking Select a rim by left-clicking
  2. PartDesign_FilletFillet : Execute the tool and set 1mm as rounding radius. Then click OK.
    Dialog for fillet Dialog for fillet
    Fillet result Fillet result

Changing the shape

Once the shape creation is done. Then we well change the handle shape to see how to change shape in FreeCAD.

  1. At first, we make the shape translucent so that shape can be changed easily. Select the shape "Fillet" on model tree and change "Transparency" property to 70 at View tab on bottom of tree.

    Transparency property at View tab Transparency property at View tab
    Translucent solid Translucent solid
  2. Then double click "Sketch001", which was used as sweep path for handle, on model tree to edit it.

    Model tree Model tree
    Sketch editing Sketch editing
  3. Click dimension values to change the coordinate Z of the handle bttom to 15 mm from 25mm, the length of the handle to 35 mm from 25 mm.

    Changing the coordinate Z of the handle bttom to 15 mm from 25mm Changing the coordinate Z of the handle bttom to 15 mm from 25mm
    Changing the length of the handle to 35 mm from 25 mm Changing the length of the handle to 35 mm from 25 mm
  4. After the solid shape is re-calculated based on changed sketch, click Close on the Taks tab to finish sketch editing.

    Sketch changing result Sketch changing result
  5. Reset "Transparency" property to 0.

    Changed solid shape Changed solid shape

Changing color

At the end, change a color of the solid. Select the shape "Fillet" on model tree and change "Shape color" property to (84, 171, 255) = (Red, Green, Blue) at View tab on bottom of tree.

View タブの形状の色プロパティー Shape color property at View tab
Color changing result Color changing result

Completion!

All works are done. Now we get the 3D model of a mug!

Created mug shape Created mug shape

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