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didn’t have the complete file downloaded properly
Step #1 in my post. I hate when that happens because internet service is so good nowadays it can be easily overlooked.

Thanks for the feedback.

I can’t blame you
They always blame the messenger!
 

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@The Hat If you want to start with an image file (jpg, png, etc) you need to switch to the Image Workbench. Here's a good video to get you started:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pwvc2tD-0uM

He doesn't show you how to scale the image, but that's done by clicking the "scale" icon (to the right of the "create planar image" icon), then clicking 2 points on the image and entering the distance between them.

The AllVisuals4U youtube channel is a great place to pick things up quickly.
 

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I am crawling around in sketcher and not getting anything useful yet, yes I can make a square object but can’t seem to work out how to give it depth..?

Moving to Image Workbench at this stage would be a bridge to far.. Thanks anyway..
The AllVisuals4U youtube channel is a great place to pick things up quickly.
I am not really a video person…:(
 

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I'm sure @The Hat has now mastered Freecad
Ops, Freecad has been parked for a little while till I can get my lamp standard finished, I had a little go of it when I got it first but I could see I was pissing up a rope until I had the time and patience to make something decent.

For now I’m sticking with OPENSCAD, but the latest video provided by @ninj looks interesting to the point that it will make me have another go soon..

But being entertained by a guy telling me it’s easy is not doing anything for me, it maybe Feckin easy for him but I’m not convinced just yet.. thanks anyway.

Watch for another episode of Freecad, because I’ll be back..
P.S. Tinkercad is still my go to, if I run into trouble in OPENSCAD..
 

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There's a very good Freecad course that has just appeared on Youtube:
I may find time and patience to venture into FreeCAD over the summer, It’s not that I’m reluctant too, it’s just hard to retrain myself into using something else, and I don’t have any more big projects on right now to distract me, so maybe this is my chance..

P.S. I Feckin hate having to watching YouTube..:mad:
 

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