foadsf wrote: ↑
Thu Sep 24, 2020 11:37 am
A great portion of potential FreeCAD users doesn't admin privileges on their Windows machines.
It is already possible to run the Windows installer https://github.com/FreeCAD/FreeCAD/releases/tag/0.18.4
There is an option to install to C:\Users\<USERNAME>\AppData\Local or a user supplied directory.
If for some reason the .exe installer is blocked there are portable .7z versions available on the same page, extract with .7z and run FreeCAD.exe from the bin directory of the extracted folder.
By default all configs and Addons are stored in %AppData%/FreeCAD, which is a user location. It is already possible to use custom .cfg files that can be placed in, for example, the extracted FreeCAD folder https://wiki.freecadweb.org/Start_up_and_Configuration
I am working on upgrading the portable version to store all Addons in the portable FreeCAD folder. A test build is available here: https://forum.freecadweb.org/viewtopic. ... 30#p429902
This already works to create an "isolated" FreeCAD. I need to solve some problems with preference PATHs being hard coded when moving the folder around.