FreeCAD Memo - Tutorial "Mug"

Modeling a mug - Step 1

Updated : August 22, 2017


What we will create? : Mug
Version of the FreeCAD to be used : 0.16

Mouse operation

SelectPanZoomRotate View
mouse_select_CAD mouse_pan_CAD mouse_zoom_CAD mouse_rotate_CAD or mouse_rotate_CAD2
Note : FreeCAD has other modes like Inventor mode, Blender mode and touchpad mode. Please refer to FreeCAD Memo - Mouse operation setting.

Creating a basic solid

  1. Creating a sketch plane

    Switch workbench to Part Design workbenchWorkbench_PartDesign and create a new sketch planeSketcher_NewSketch.
    With default parameter values, click OK button on the dialog.
    Dialog for creating sketch plane Dialog for creating a sketch plane
  2. Drawing a sketch of cup part

    Sketcher_CircleDrawing a circle : Select the tool and click 2 point to draw a circle.
    Drawing a circle Drawing a circle

    Constraint_RadiusConstraining a radius : Click the circle and select the tool. On displayed dialog, set 40 mm to constrain the radius.
    Constraining a radius Constraining a radius

    Constraint_PointOnPointConstraining a center of the circle : Select a center of the circle and a sketch origin. And select the tool to match the center of the circle with the sketch origin.
    Constraining a center of  the circle Constraining a center of the circle

    The sketch will be fully contained and be displayed with green lines. Then click Close on Task tab to finish sketch edit.
    finishing sketch edit finishing sketch edit
  3. Extrusion

    PartDesign_PadSketch extrusion : Select the created sketch on model tree and execute Pad tool. On a dialog, set 95 mm as extrusion length and click OK.
    Dialog for extrusion Dialog for extrusion
    Extrusion result Extrusion result
  4. Hollowing the solid

    Switch the workbench to Part workbenchPart workbench to use a tool for hollowing.

    Part_ThicknessHollowing the solid : Click a top face of the created solid to select and execute the tool. On a dialog, set 4 mm as thickness and click OK.
    Dialog for hollowing Dialog for hollowing
    Selecting a face Selecting a face
    Hollowing result Hollowing result

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