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by Mongrel_Shark
Mon Aug 21, 2017 3:16 am
Forum: TechDraw
Topic: Testing TechDraw
Replies: 35
Views: 7122

Re: Testing TechDraw

Thanks for the help guys. Seems the part I was missing is a new define required for Tech Draw. <g id="FCText"> needs to be in the file somewhere above the freecad editable stuff. Like this (I think) </g> <g id="FCText"> <path inkscape:connector-curvature="0" id="path3204" style="fill:#ffffff;fill-op...
by Mongrel_Shark
Sun Aug 20, 2017 2:10 am
Forum: Help on using FreeCAD
Topic: Show thread details in drawing
Replies: 11
Views: 1179

Re: Show thread details in drawing

I have found a workaround for the editable fields. The Tech Draw Annotations actually work quite well and behave themselves etc.Unlike in drawing and drawing dimensions. So I just deleted any place holder text in my .svg via inkscape. Then Imported to tech draw and I can now put anotations wherever ...
by Mongrel_Shark
Sat Aug 19, 2017 10:21 pm
Forum: TechDraw
Topic: Testing TechDraw
Replies: 35
Views: 7122

Re: Testing TechDraw

I just realised there are dedicated Tech draw templates and the editable text parts are very very different. Its all at the very bottom of the text file, and based on location coordinates. So much easier to deal with. Yay!! I'm going to have a crack at my template, Will probably break stuff. Help wo...
by Mongrel_Shark
Sat Aug 19, 2017 10:11 pm
Forum: Help on using FreeCAD
Topic: Show thread details in drawing
Replies: 11
Views: 1179

Re: Show thread details in drawing

Usual way to update template fields is to click on the little green dot. This opens an update dialog. If you don't see any green dots, maybe you're using a Drawing template instead of a TechDraw template? Glad you like it. wf Yes using an svg document I painfully text edited for drawing dimensionin...
by Mongrel_Shark
Sat Aug 19, 2017 10:03 pm
Forum: TechDraw
Topic: Testing TechDraw
Replies: 35
Views: 7122

Re: Testing TechDraw

Both Drawing and TechDraw use the same system to make texts editable: https://www.freecadweb.org/wiki/Drawing_Template_HowTo Thats odd. Then why does the template I made with that guide not have any editable text? It works in drawing or drawing dimensioning, but not in tech draw. Could it be that t...
by Mongrel_Shark
Sat Aug 19, 2017 6:52 am
Forum: TechDraw
Topic: Testing TechDraw
Replies: 35
Views: 7122

Re: Testing TechDraw

Just started using TD today. Mostly loving it. Its heaps better than drawing dimension workbench.

One really pressing question. How do I make the text in my custom template editable in TD?
The template I painstakingly edited to be editable in drawing dimensions is not editable in tech draw....
by Mongrel_Shark
Sat Aug 19, 2017 3:08 am
Forum: Help on using FreeCAD
Topic: Show thread details in drawing
Replies: 11
Views: 1179

Re: Show thread details in drawing

Quick Update. I have just tried TechDraw. Its AWESOME!!! Never using drawing dimensioning again!!!! There is a show detail feature and everything :) I'll upload a pdf of a drawing soon, once I have played more. The lag issue is heaps better. Most common operations are down to seconds of lag from min...
by Mongrel_Shark
Sat Aug 19, 2017 12:40 am
Forum: Help on using FreeCAD
Topic: Show thread details in drawing
Replies: 11
Views: 1179

Re: Show thread details in drawing

thschrader Thank you. Your image helps me solve all my problems. ;) I just need to make a stand alone thread with matching dimensions and then dimension that out. :D Your layout for the measurements is also great. If I do that then no need for sketches. :roll: I see you guys are running newer versio...
by Mongrel_Shark
Sat Aug 19, 2017 12:23 am
Forum: TechDraw
Topic: The Big TechDraw Comments Thread
Replies: 322
Views: 62457

Re: The Big TechDraw Comments Thread

chrisb wrote:
Fri Aug 18, 2017 11:05 pm
It's no problem to have both versions side by side. one is called freecad, the other freecad-daily. They only share the config files.

Sweeeet! Thank you very much for clarifying :D
by Mongrel_Shark
Fri Aug 18, 2017 10:34 pm
Forum: TechDraw
Topic: The Big TechDraw Comments Thread
Replies: 322
Views: 62457

Re: The Big TechDraw Comments Thread

I found this page which has details on installing a PPA, but what if I want to change from one ppa to another or have both side by side

https://www.freecadweb.org/wiki/Install_on_Unix

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