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IDProjectCategoryView StatusLast Update
0001511PartDesignFeaturepublic2017-04-28 11:26
Reporterbejant Assigned To 
Status closedResolutionfixed 
Product Versiontrunk 
Fixed in Version0.17 
Summary0001511: Reintroduce PolarPatterning / MultiTransform, etc. About X, Y, and Z Axes
DescriptionSometimes a user creates a model where a cardinal axis must be used as a reference without going through workarounds as seen in the following forum thread:

At the time of this ticket the wiki PolarPattern page has a screen grab where X, Y, or Z axes are selectable:

I'm guessing this selectability once existed and was removed when the "Select Reference" option was added.

It looks like this goes back to the oldest FreeCAD version I have installed:
OS: Windows XP
Platform: 32-bit
Version: 0.14.2370 (Git)
Branch: master
Python version: 2.6.2
Qt version: 4.5.2
Coin version: 3.1.0
SoQt version: 1.4.1
OCC version: 6.5.1

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2014-04-17 03:48

manager   ~0004565

Last edited: 2014-04-17 03:48

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As explained in the link topic, this is due to issue .


2014-04-22 18:21

reporter   ~0004571

Thanks Norm, but even though I let it rest before filing the ticket I didn't get the explanation in time. It looks like tmoore has got this sorted out and after jriegel has a look it will be in jriegel/dev-assembly.

Gathered from the following forum thread:


2017-01-17 07:19

reporter   ~0007836

I think, this functionality can be easily implemented by other way - by allowing to select for reference axes of cylindric faces (or planar arcs and circles). Almost all parts with polar patterns have central hole, pin, rim or another central cylindrical feature.


2017-04-26 12:00

administrator   ~0008776

@NormandC wrote
This is now fixed in 0.17-dev. In addition to sketch axes, the selection includes the Body's base X Y Z axes. This has probably been added along with the big PartDesignNext merge so it would be near impossible to ID the exact commit.


2017-04-26 12:02

administrator   ~0008777

Resolving based on NormandC's feedback.


2017-04-28 11:26

administrator   ~0008793


Issue History

Date Modified Username Field Change
2014-04-17 02:42 bejant New Issue
2014-04-17 03:48 normandc Note Added: 0004565
2014-04-17 03:48 normandc Note Edited: 0004565 View Revisions
2014-04-22 18:21 bejant Note Added: 0004571
2017-01-17 07:19 openfablab Note Added: 0007836
2017-04-26 12:00 Kunda1 Note Added: 0008776
2017-04-26 12:02 Kunda1 Status new => resolved
2017-04-26 12:02 Kunda1 Resolution open => fixed
2017-04-26 12:02 Kunda1 Fixed in Version => 0.17
2017-04-26 12:02 Kunda1 Note Added: 0008777
2017-04-28 11:26 Kunda1 Status resolved => closed
2017-04-28 11:26 Kunda1 Note Added: 0008793