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Brad Collette
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Overview of FreeCAD Path Holding Tags.

https://youtu.be/JZ4prlR6sps
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Here's a short tutorial on a Path Workbench Operation: Contour

https://youtu.be/ZSMkyeHudqo
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Path workbench development is conducted through the forum in the Path/CAM channel.http://forum.freecadweb.org/viewforum.php?f=15 People willing to get their hands dirty always welcome.
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Path will be a workbench for building toolpaths for CNC machines (ie CAM)  It's not ready yet but will make its first appearance in the master development repository soon.  I've written a brief introduction to the vision for path.
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+Brad Collette sounds like what is done in Gmax with the CNC-Toolkit MAXScript of 2010
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I think pythonocc has been mentioned here before.
 
PythonOCC http://www.pythonocc.org/ looks like it might be viable as a programming based CAD alternative to OpenScad (which has a horribly broken scripting language) and FreeCAD (which seems to have a poor interface and clunky adaptation of programming api's).
As this is a framework, everything is done in code and there is no GUI (but you can display output).
With that, you can build your own GUI, or quite easily make shapes and objects as-is. I believe that Object Oriented Programming is the best method to deal with CAD, as lets face it, we're dealing with objects that have definable parameters and expected behaviors.

I'm looking into other similar adaptations of the OpenCascade library, which provide simple access to pre-defined shapes or objects, and a display method. With a good core, you can either create wrappers which will create the code for your object, or libraries that simplify the functions. I wonder if there are javascript, java, or other adaptations of OpenCascade.
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Well, to be exact I actually spend much of my time on pythonocc, but this is less visible than my work on oce. Tryin' to move pythonocc up to oce-0.14 but the port to Win/Linux is quite hard to maintain :-(
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More video tutorials.  Thanks 61quick

-bezier curves
-sheet bend
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Thanks for the kind words Normand. Sense I don't program, the least I can do is pass on what little I know to those that know less. 

Those videos are mostly all done in response to questions or subjects brought up on the FreeCAD help forums. Some day soon, I'll plug in a mic and do some "real" tutorials. Until then, I am glad someone is finding them useful.  
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A really great collection of video tutorials by Bram De Vries.
-General introduction
-sweep and loft
-Array utility
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Another introduction to a FreeCAD Path feature. This time, the Dogbone dressup.

https://youtu.be/Ix_HfaL0TxU
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Here's a short tutorial videos on a Path Workbench Operation: Mill Facing.

https://youtu.be/9oqtFMlIRw4
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I did a video showing 'Dressup' operations in FreeCAD Path. This is how it's possible to do corner actions for controlling a dragknife.

https://youtu.be/40CRimcwAZo
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Yorik added an interesting tool for quickly grabbing multiple quantity values from objects in a drawing.
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Reusable parts library
 
on Yorik's site: FreeCAD Parts Library http://yorik.uncreated.net/guestblog.php?2014=19
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Just tried it, pretty cool.
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Another great collection of video tutorials by bejant000

-General intro
-Modeling examples
-text and booleans
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bejant000 is one of the latest to join the group of FreeCAD forum "regulars" (under the handle "bejant"). It's great because newcomers can expect to get an answer to their questions in very short order!
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Father of two boys.  Active in scouts.  Interested in CAM/CNC Reprap.  I do a little backyard metal casting -- poorly.

I play the ukulele -- very poorly.


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