I've been playing with FreeCAD on and off for a little while and
have now decided to start investigating the scripting interface.
I've started out going through the bottle example and comparing the
Open Cascade notes with the FreeCAD script.
Now I'm stuck on the threaded neck of the bottle and need some
advice. It looks like the Open Cascade example creates 2 cylindrical
surfaces for the wires defining the thread. My sticking point is how
to generate a cylindrical surface by script. The Open Cascade calls
in question are:
aCyl1 = new Geom_CylindricalSurface(neckAx2 , myNeckRadius *
Handle(Geom_CylindricalSurface) aCyl2 = new
Geom_CylindricalSurface(neckAx2 , myNeckRadius * 1.05);
How do I do this operation in FreeCAD? I took a look at the source
and could only see Bezier and BSpline surfaces in src/Mod/Part/App
but couldn't see a cylindrical surface anywhere. It also looked like
this Geom_CylindricalSurface call is made in multiple places but
doesn't look exposed.
Am I missing something? Remember I'm a real noob with the scripting
part so the answer may be obvious and I'm just missing it.