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0001181FreeCADFeaturepublic2021-02-20 22:45
Reporterproject4 Assigned To 
Status newResolutionopen 
Product Versiontrunk 
Target Version0.20 
Summary0001181: Adding an option to fill a the surface with image or other methods to show a thread-like shape
DescriptionI saw in other applications that it's common to fill the surface with an image that looks like a thread on parts.
That simplifies the object since there will be much less details than modeling the threads on a bolt or nut.

Other ideas to use an image on a part is to apply a material on it.
I think I saw somewhere that material is one of the big features for FreeCad, so I'm sure there will be much more work done in that direction, but the threading appearance is not related to that, so I hope you could add at least that property to the part designer.

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2013-07-16 12:01

administrator   ~0003411

Do you talk about texture mapping?


2013-07-16 15:19

reporter   ~0003413

Yes, I think that's how it's called.
But I'm talking about one specific case for the threading and not every possible image to be used as a texture.


2013-07-17 03:00

developer   ~0003415

This could be useful for knurling as well.


2013-07-30 06:04

reporter   ~0003433

There is a need to mark holes or bolts, which have a thread, in some way. Because if we want to have a drawing of a part with a thread, we also want the thread shown on the drawing with its characteristic drawing style.
This method is named "cosmetic thread" in solidworks. It is shown for example at this page:
I think there should also a way to have this in a step file, but I could not find any useful information.


2017-01-19 15:27

administrator   ~0007882

Changing status back to new since OP responded.


2021-02-20 22:45

administrator   ~0015396

@davidosterberg how much does this ticket related to Helix ?


2022-03-03 13:55

administrator   ~0016402

This ticket has been migrated to GitHub as issue 5567.

Issue History

Date Modified Username Field Change
2013-07-14 17:47 project4 New Issue
2013-07-16 12:01 wmayer Note Added: 0003411
2013-07-16 12:01 wmayer Status new => feedback
2013-07-16 15:19 project4 Note Added: 0003413
2013-07-17 03:00 shoogen Note Added: 0003415
2013-07-30 06:04 ulrich1a Note Added: 0003433
2014-12-26 18:37 normandc Project Assembly => FreeCAD
2017-01-19 15:27 Kunda1 Note Added: 0007882
2017-01-19 15:27 Kunda1 Status feedback => new
2021-02-06 06:50 abdullah Target Version => 0.20
2021-02-20 22:45 Kunda1 Note Added: 0015396