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by JulianTodd
Thu May 02, 2019 11:27 am
Forum: Python scripting and macros
Topic: What to do with Macros that depend on pip-installed modules
Replies: 10
Views: 539

Re: What to do with Macros that depend on pip-installed modules

That policy (of not changing the user's installation) only makes sense if all the users are Python developers and actually know what an "installation" is. Most people who use FreeCAD are going to think: "What the heck is this Python thing? If it's part of the FreeCAD installation, why doesn't it loo...
by JulianTodd
Tue Apr 30, 2019 12:21 pm
Forum: Python scripting and macros
Topic: What to do with Macros that depend on pip-installed modules
Replies: 10
Views: 539

Re: What to do with Macros that depend on pip-installed modules

I've made a debug change to the Conversion/DxfToSketchLayers.FCMacro so that it works under Python3. https://github.com/FreeCAD/FreeCAD-macros/pull/43 I also had another go at some kind of automated import/install for a missing module: def tr(context, text): return QtGui.QApplication.translate(conte...
by JulianTodd
Wed Apr 03, 2019 1:29 pm
Forum: Python scripting and macros
Topic: What to do with Macros that depend on pip-installed modules
Replies: 10
Views: 539

Re: What to do with Macros that depend on pip-installed modules

A small update in trying to work around this: Python console on built-from-sources FC: Python 2.7.15rc1 (default, Nov 12 2018, 14:31:15) [GCC 7.3.0] on linux2 Type 'help', 'copyright', 'credits' or 'license' for more information. >>> (Here the pip install hack from within the macro works.) Python co...
by JulianTodd
Wed Apr 03, 2019 1:03 pm
Forum: Python scripting and macros
Topic: What to do with Macros that depend on pip-installed modules
Replies: 10
Views: 539

What to do with Macros that depend on pip-installed modules

I had a work-around in my DxfToSketchLayers.FCMacro (that @galou_breizh @galou edited and committed to the FreeCAD macros repository here: https://github.com/FreeCAD/FreeCAD-macros/blob/master/Conversion/DxfToSketchLayers.FCMacro ) to handle the missing module "ezdxf". I had originally posted it to ...
by JulianTodd
Wed Apr 03, 2019 10:40 am
Forum: Path/CAM
Topic: Is Path workbench up to the task
Replies: 23
Views: 1473

Re: Is Path workbench up to the task

As the guy who wrote most of the CAM algorithms in Fusion (when it was done by a company called HSMWorks), and who has gone deeply into the path workbench code, like here https://forum.freecadweb.org/viewtopic.php?f=15&t=33188&p=280958 , I've encountered some fundamental issues with the path workben...
by JulianTodd
Wed Feb 13, 2019 4:38 pm
Forum: Python scripting and macros
Topic: New DXF to sketches importing macro
Replies: 3
Views: 285

New DXF to sketches importing macro

Hi there. I'd like to get my macro included in the library of macros. It says at https://github.com/FreeCAD/FreeCAD-macros that I need to clear it with this forum first, before forking and issuing a pull request. My macro separates out the different layers/colours from the DXF file and injects the c...
by JulianTodd
Tue Feb 12, 2019 7:56 pm
Forum: Help on using FreeCAD
Topic: Failed to validate broken face
Replies: 19
Views: 10403

Re: Failed to validate broken face

It would be useful if the frustrating "Failed to validate broken face" error message, also included the words: "Try using the 'Validate sketch' command". It's also counter-intuitive that the "Validate sketch" command is greyed out when you have a sketch open. It's only available when you have the sk...
by JulianTodd
Fri Feb 08, 2019 1:52 pm
Forum: Developers corner
Topic: Unfriendly bug-tracker vs Github issues list
Replies: 12
Views: 508

Re: Unfriendly bug-tracker vs Github issues list

Oh well, not quite the response to this proposal that I was hoping for. At least my opinion is now on record in the forum, should anyone search for it. I think the opinions expressed about the adequacy of the bug tracking system by those who are using it is wrong. I've seen teams defend the most hor...
by JulianTodd
Mon Feb 04, 2019 1:46 pm
Forum: Developers corner
Topic: Unfriendly bug-tracker vs Github issues list
Replies: 12
Views: 508

Unfriendly bug-tracker vs Github issues list

Are we sure that the policy of using a super-unfriendly bug tracking system combined with a free-form message forum system (requiring yet another login+account), instead of just the normal GitHub issue tracker is the right thing to do? I've seen some of the arguments in places like here https://foru...
by JulianTodd
Sat Jan 26, 2019 12:34 am
Forum: Path/CAM
Topic: Waterline milling update
Replies: 39
Views: 2829

Re: Waterline milling update

I've got to get back to working on this. I have code I was working on 5 years ago (see pictures). I looked at it again, but have not been able to see how to make it useful here. The path work bench is already too complicated for what it does. I should just focus on making some slices for a given too...

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