Save File in Version .18 problem.

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gilsr
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Save File in Version .18 problem.

Postby gilsr » Mon Jan 21, 2019 3:22 am

Just started using version .18. I saved a file but it didn't append a suffix. Looked at the file types at the bottom of the page and only choice was FreeCad Document. No pull down at all. And when I looked for the files using "Open" none of the files in the directory were listed. I did find a similar problem mention here and the solution was typing the suffix with the filename. That did allow me to save and also to see the files. Strangely, it also fixed the file type problem with the pulldown.

So I'm good. If I should do a bug report, let me know.


OS: Ubuntu 18.04.1 LTS
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wmayer
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Re: Save File in Version .18 problem.

Postby wmayer » Mon Jan 21, 2019 10:08 am

Just started using version .18. I saved a file but it didn't append a suffix.
This depends on the file dialog of the desktop environment (DE). It looks like it's a common problem with GTK based DE. In version 0.18 there is now a user parameter where you can switch off the native dialog and use the Qt implementation instead.
Therefore open the Parameter editor and go to Preferences > Dialog, create a boolean key with the name DontUseNativeDialog and set it to true.
Looked at the file types at the bottom of the page and only choice was FreeCad Document. No pull down at all. And when I looked for the files using "Open" none of the files in the directory were listed.
For saving a document the only available option is the FCStd format. So this is absolute correct behaviour. If you want to save in another format you first have to select the object you want to save and then go to File > Export. There you get a list of all supported file formats.
gilsr
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Re: Save File in Version .18 problem.

Postby gilsr » Mon Jan 21, 2019 8:30 pm

Thanks for the quick reply. I applied the change in parameters and it didn't help. But I installed the freecad-daily and it works as expected. It sees all related files and saves with added suffix.
I'm happy.