Python Solution to Dimension Tracking

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The Problem

To make FreeCad work you often need to enter values of various dimensions. There does not seem to be a method internal to FreeCad ( and probably there should not be ). These dimensions come from various sources:

  • Spec. sheets.
  • Measurements
  • Calculations
  • Design decisions.

You more or less need some notes to keep track of this stuff. Some of this may be paper sketches, paper notes, and digital documents ( many may choose spreadsheets ). I find spreadsheets to be very error prone so I looked for a python solution. The very simple version of this is shown in: FreeCad Gear Box This has now evolved, and this document will describe the solution. For the actual code contact: User:Russ_hensel