So at least the documention should be updated. Would you mind doing this?pnt103 wrote: ↑Mon Aug 19, 2019 5:20 pmAs for reading the documentation, the page about "Export to STL" is actually incorrect, or at least misleading, because it talks about "the tessellation is controlled by the overall display tessellation set in Edit → Preferences... → Part Design → Shape view" - and that doesn't work for the Export in the File menu. Trust me, I've played about with that quite a lot in the last 48 hours.
Of course its obvious, you start talking about or using a mesh and there is a Mesh workbench in FreeCAD by default and you don't think "Oh maybe I should look and see what the Mesh WB does?" If you have a perfectly designed part and you export it to a lossy format like STL you have by definition made it not perfectly defined. Obviously people use STL a lot for 3d printing but it is still a lossy format by definition.pnt103 wrote: ↑Mon Aug 19, 2019 11:03 amSure, I can see that the Mesh WB provides finer control and I've not disputed that. I know once you tell me so. But it's not at all obvious that, having designed a perfectly well defined part or set of parts using the Parts WB, anyone should not use the obvious export function but instead add another, unexpected, set of operations in order to get the file they want.
A specific precision value but its not always appropriate for all tools etc.RatonLaveur wrote: ↑Mon Aug 19, 2019 5:58 pmI was thinking of a unified Preferences tab called "accuracies" or something similar in which everytime a workbench contributor would create such an accuracy setting you'd have access to it there with tooltip of where it has an impact. For one I'm not sure this is a good idea, for second I've often heard "i want does not get".
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thank you for posting the link. The page is correct its just out of date, so most of the data is correct however now two things have changed 1) the tessellation value can now be set for an individual item in its view properties "deviation" and 2) a new feature has been added to allow you to right click on an object or complete project and mark it for recompute, you then have to click the recompute icon for it to actually be recomputed.pnt103 wrote: ↑Tue Aug 20, 2019 12:00 pmwhich you can reach directly at https://www.freecadweb.org/wiki/Export_to_STL_or_OBJ