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by sgrogan
Wed Jan 15, 2020 11:13 pm
Forum: Help on using FreeCAD
Topic: Switching between workbenches using Part
Replies: 37
Views: 716

Re: Switching between workbenches using Part

For instance, in PartDesign we have a gear option. But it can generate only involute gear. Wouldn't be better to remove the feature, and use a separate WB? Great question, I think it would make a great topic in open discussion. If your interested search the forum for the ship and plot wb's. I'm jus...
by sgrogan
Wed Jan 15, 2020 10:26 pm
Forum: Help on using FreeCAD
Topic: cursor changing from arrow to miniature hand-why?
Replies: 6
Views: 167

Re: cursor changing from arrow to miniature hand-why?

Your version is strange. It is version 0.18.4, but it indicates 0.18.14555 (Git shallow)? Version 0.18.4 should be something like 0.18.16800. The version info indicates that the build was built from the 0.18.4 git tag and that the repo was cloned with git shallow, so no git history, therefore the v...
by sgrogan
Wed Jan 15, 2020 10:13 pm
Forum: Install / Compile
Topic: Travis build failure
Replies: 73
Views: 6561

Re: Travis build failure

Is it maybe possible that something on the travis environment is wrong? For windows on Travis we don't set up the QT directory stuff. We run FreeCAD from the build/bin directory, but just copy the libpack/bin here. So ie qwindows.dll won't be found. We have CMake switches to do this, we just don't ...
by sgrogan
Wed Jan 15, 2020 10:02 pm
Forum: Developers corner
Topic: Reload user.cfg using a macro? (expose this capability to python API)
Replies: 10
Views: 342

Re: Reload user.cfg using a macro?

openBrain wrote:
Wed Jan 15, 2020 7:54 pm
The best would be that a developer can tell it. :) I don't know precisely how to be sure whether a function is exposed or not.
Not 100%,but usually if you run the command from the gui and it doesn't show anything in the python console, there are some issues.
by sgrogan
Tue Jan 14, 2020 1:03 am
Forum: Help on using FreeCAD
Topic: Switching between workbenches using Part
Replies: 37
Views: 716

Re: Switching between workbenches using Part

I would like to contribute, I dont know the FreeCAD object model, but I can program in C and Python. I will try to port Helix as a first exercise. This is greatly appreciated. Would be possible to automate this, using unit tests? That way, a GUI would be unneeded. What to expose to the user is a co...
by sgrogan
Fri Jan 10, 2020 11:56 pm
Forum: Open discussion
Topic: Cycloidal Drive Gearbox (discussion)
Replies: 2
Views: 150

Re: Cycloidal Drive Gearbox (discussion)

iplayfast wrote:
Fri Jan 10, 2020 10:08 pm
In order to reduce traffic in the announcement forum, I'm encouraging further discussion to happen here.
+1, Thanks :)
by sgrogan
Fri Jan 10, 2020 11:48 pm
Forum: Help on using FreeCAD
Topic: addon manager for 0.16 - grayed out
Replies: 9
Views: 178

Re: addon manager for 0.16 - grayed out

... that link is super helpful, thanks. I'm not sure why I couldn't find it with a typical web search... so sudo apt install python3-git should work. I use duck-duck-go and search some_packagename ubuntu package usually that gets me close. On Ubuntu 18.04 is good to use python3 for python packages.
by sgrogan
Fri Jan 10, 2020 11:25 pm
Forum: Help on using FreeCAD
Topic: addon manager for 0.16 - grayed out
Replies: 9
Views: 178

Re: addon manager for 0.16 - grayed out

however, the add on manager crashed FreeCAD because git-python is not installed on my system. I thought it wasn't required to use that. It should fall back to a .zip option, can you post your "About FreeCAD" info? python3-git is available from the official repository https://packages.ubuntu.com/bio...
by sgrogan
Fri Jan 10, 2020 10:02 pm
Forum: Developers corner
Topic: Add ons manager - development and bugs topic
Replies: 71
Views: 5713

Re: Add ons manager - development and bugs topic

Hi! Can gitpython be included with freecad for windows? I have no idea how to install it there (and I doubt I'm the only one) and without it it can't automatically check for updates. git-python is included in all the Win bundles. The git.exe must also be present on the users system. git.exe is not ...