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by triplus
Wed Dec 14, 2011 8:18 pm
Forum: Help on using FreeCAD
Topic: FreeCAD document icon
Replies: 79
Views: 11392

Re: FreeCAD document icon

I decided to write tutorial for Ubuntu 11.10 so everything in this topic would be in one place. Future FreeCAD and Ubuntu versions could change and this tutorial could not work or be relevant anymore it was tested only on Ubuntu 11.10 and current FreeCAD versions from PPA. After installing FreeCAD f...
by triplus
Wed Dec 14, 2011 5:08 pm
Forum: Help on using FreeCAD
Topic: FreeCAD document icon
Replies: 79
Views: 11392

Re: FreeCAD document icon

Good point! Maybe we should write this information to the console if the off-screen rendering failed. This could be helpful! For example first thing i tried was this, when thumbnail was not created and information in console said: To force full OpenGL use, set the environment variable COIN_FULL_IND...
by triplus
Tue Dec 13, 2011 10:40 pm
Forum: Help on using FreeCAD
Topic: FreeCAD document icon
Replies: 79
Views: 11392

Re: FreeCAD document icon

To create a thumbnail we use the off-screen rendering provided by the Coin3D API. There were several complaints that it fails on many systems but this is really due to lack of functionality of the driver. You'll find more information on the Coin3D ML. Yes this is it! Based on your information it wa...
by triplus
Mon Dec 12, 2011 5:18 pm
Forum: Help on using FreeCAD
Topic: FreeCAD document icon
Replies: 79
Views: 11392

Re: FreeCAD document icon

Hi. OS: Ubuntu 11.10 and PPA. Few days back i read the content of this topic and based on instructions (by normandc) in this topic i was able to make "thumbnail icons" working. There is one problem and i i thought i will ask the question in this topic! I tried this on different PC's with different (...
by triplus
Mon Dec 12, 2011 5:03 pm
Forum: Open discussion
Topic: FreeCAD
Replies: 1
Views: 512

FreeCAD

Hi. I started using FreeCAD few weeks back on Ubuntu OS (PPA) and i decided it was the time to join FreeCAD forum too. I was not aware that there is FOSS for parametric modeling that is so advance available and i was pleasantly surprised how powerful and easy it is to use FreeCAD. If i understand co...

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