The FreeCAD Part Design workbench as a hole tool for creating threads see https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hXkNqsATWcs
You would have to activate the FreeCAD Part Design workbench and create a Body and copy the imported OpenSCAD model
to the body, you should then be able to create a hole with a thread.
Date: Wed, 16 Nov 2022 19:21:07 +0000
Subject: [OpenSCAD] Re: Fwd: Re: SolidWorks & OpenSCAD
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I used the OpenSCAD Workbench in FreeCAD, loaded my SCAD file, and generated a STEP file. The guys at job shop loved it, and now they think I'm a wizard. They can do everything as usual within SolidWorks.
There are two problems that I will encounter, as you alluded to.
First problem is with threads. I generate my own polyhedron().
Second problem is bevel gear teeth. I also generate by own polyhedron().
To get around this, they have requested that for the thread I include the major diameter for screws, and minor diameter for threaded hole. They then "cut it" using their tool.
For teeth, they requested that I include the shape that is pre-tooth-cuts. This also makes sense. So for example my bevel gears have spherical-shaped stumps, so I need to just give them the spherical shell before the teeth are cut. Maybe I can add some markings or indents that show more clearly where the teeth start.
Results of using FreeCAD in combination with OpenSCAD look very promising. I won't abandon OpenSCAD. Absolutely wonderful tool it is.
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