FreeCAD wiki - AddOpenSCADElement page

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david69
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FreeCAD wiki - AddOpenSCADElement page

Postby david69 » Sat Aug 17, 2019 9:53 am

https://www.freecadweb.org/wiki/OpenSCA ... CADElement
this page is talking about how to add an OpenSCAD element and on the right side, the way how to do it.
i'm translating into French and as i am not familiar with that tool, i prefer to check in parallel. here, i don't find neither the icone nor the path under Openscad.

i have installed openscade, reopened freecad but no icons.
OS: Ubuntu 18.04.3 LTS
Word size of OS: 64-bit
Word size of FreeCAD: 64-bit
Version: 0.18.3.
Build type: Release
Python version: 3.6.8
Qt version: 5.9.5
Coin version: 4.0.0a
OCC version: 7.3.0
Locale: French/France (fr_FR)

same thing with
OS: Ubuntu 18.04.3 LTS (LXDE/Lubuntu)
Word size of OS: 64-bit
Word size of FreeCAD: 64-bit
Version: 0.19.
Build type: Release
Python version: 3.6.8
Qt version: 5.9.5
Coin version: 4.0.0a
OCC version: 7.3.0
Locale: French/France (fr_FR)

i've got the following message:

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OpenSCAD executable not found
Cannot find icon: python
Cannot find icon: python
what am i missing? is it an issue with the wiki page? it sounds there is also an issue with the importing icon.
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triplus
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Re: openscade wiki

Postby triplus » Sat Aug 17, 2019 10:32 am

Hi @david69.

After you load OpenSCAD workbench open Edit -> Preferences ... and in OpenSCAD section you will be able to set path to the OpenSCAD executable. To install OpenSCAD on Ubuntu this is the method they recommend:

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sudo add-apt-repository ppa:openscad/releases
sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get install openscad
P.S. Path to set is /usr/bin/openscad and FreeCAD restart might be needed after.
david69
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Re: FreeCAD wiki - AddOpenSCADElement page

Postby david69 » Sun Aug 18, 2019 7:12 am

hi triplus,

it works even the path is automatically put on both versions.
i still have 2 messages about icons in python prompt and that's an other story. now i can see the icon to add openscad object.
it's a bit disrupting as we see couple icons although openscad is not installed.
i should have more carefully read the wiki. thank you triplus .
triplus
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Re: FreeCAD wiki - AddOpenSCADElement page

Postby triplus » Sun Aug 18, 2019 1:31 pm

david69 wrote:
Sun Aug 18, 2019 7:12 am
hi triplus,

it works even the path is automatically put on both versions.
Good to hear that.
i still have 2 messages about icons in python prompt and that's an other story.
This should hopefully fix the mentioned issue: PR
thank you triplus .
You're welcome.