problem installing the drawing-dimensioning workbench

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Ivan_Ryger
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problem installing the drawing-dimensioning workbench

Postby Ivan_Ryger » Mon Apr 17, 2017 10:33 pm

Dear all,
I am a relatively new user of Freecad. Recently I needed to generate drawings with dimensions. For this reason, I downloaded a drawing dimensioning workbench from Github https://github.com/hamish2014/FreeCAD_drawing_dimensioning .
However, I am not able to make it working.
According to this article https://www.freecadweb.org/wiki/Sandbox:Drawing_Dimensioning I tried to make a directory called DrawingDimension in the Freecad/mod subdirectory and copy the respective files there.

When I opened the Freecad environment, I got the following error message:

During initialization the error DLL load failed: The application has failed to start because its side-by-side configuration is incorrect. Please see the application event log or use the command-line sxstrace.exe tool for more detail. occurred in C:\Program Files (x86)\FreeCAD 0.16\Mod\DrawingDimension\InitGui.py

When I looked into Event log, I saw this:

Activation context generation failed for "C:\Program Files (x86)\FreeCAD 0.16\bin\lib\site-packages\numpy\core\multiarray.pyd". Dependent Assembly Microsoft.VC90.DebugCRT,processorArchitecture="x86",publicKeyToken="1fc8b3b9a1e18e3b",type="win32",version="9.0.21022.8" could not be found. Please use sxstrace.exe for detailed diagnosis.

It looks like multiarray.pyd file is missing. Now, I do not know, what to do next. I appreciate any help. Thank you.
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Re: problem installing the drawing-dimensioning workbench

Postby r-frank » Tue Apr 18, 2017 5:42 am

Hello Ivan.

Welcome to FreeCAD and he forum.
If i read you correct it depends on your FreeCAD version and operating system
how this problem needs to be resolved.

Please provide your FreeCAD info like describd here.

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Re: problem installing the drawing-dimensioning workbench

Postby Ivan_Ryger » Tue Apr 18, 2017 2:47 pm

dear r-frank
this is the information:

OS: Windows 7
Word size of OS: 64-bit
Word size of FreeCAD: 32-bit
Version: 0.16.6704 (Git)
Build type: Release
Branch: releases/FreeCAD-0-16
Hash: 0c449d7e8f9b2b1fb93e3f8d1865e2f59d7ed253
Python version: 2.7.8
Qt version: 4.8.6
Coin version: 4.0.0a
OCC version: 6.8.0.oce-0.17
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Re: problem installing the drawing-dimensioning workbench

Postby r-frank » Tue Apr 18, 2017 2:56 pm

Hello Ivan.

1) please de-install your FreeCAD Version, download 0.16.6706 for Windows 32 bit from Download-page and install (0.16.6704 has several Bugs)
2) with 0.16.6706 there is a buggy Version of NUMPY (needed by drawing dimensioning)
3) replace this Version manually like described here
4) install addon-manager
5) install drawing dimensioning

Now everything should be fine ...

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Re: problem installing the drawing-dimensioning workbench

Postby Ivan_Ryger » Tue Apr 18, 2017 11:20 pm

dear r-Frank.
Thank you for guidance, i reinstalled Freecad with the abovementioned release and now everything works fine.
Ivan