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VanDerSnow
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No draft toolbars

Post by VanDerSnow » Fri Aug 28, 2020 9:56 am

Hello all,

So after troublesome installation (I ended up installing via command line) I got FreeCAD running. However, if I select Draft and create new sheet I get no tools in toolbar. Am I missing something or installation was corrupt?

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I am using latest 0.18.4 Freecad on Ubuntu 20.4.1.
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jmaustpc
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Re: No draft toolbars

Post by jmaustpc » Fri Aug 28, 2020 11:10 am

Welcome to FreeCAD. :)
VanDerSnow wrote:
Fri Aug 28, 2020 9:56 am
So after troublesome installation (I ended up installing via command line) I got FreeCAD running
which one, from where? There are several. Ubuntu 20.04 uses the new snaps packaging system which no one has got to work perfectly as far as I know. Personally I gave up on Ubuntu 20.04 and went back to Ubuntu 18.04. I think Kurt got the PPA to work after I had given up, so I have not tested it if that is true.

Years ago we used to have a problem with Draft sometimes because it require I think it was "python-pivy" package that was not always installed.

Also why bother with FreeCAD 0.18.4? Better to just us 0.19 from the daily PPA, if it works, since it now has far more features and bug fixes than 0.18.
chrisb
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Re: No draft toolbars

Post by chrisb » Fri Aug 28, 2020 11:45 am

It's almost never the installation which is corrupted, but rather the configuration: You can try to reset the configuration with the button in the preferences. Another possibility is to delete your config files or to move them in case you want to restore them.
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vocx
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Re: No draft toolbars

Post by vocx » Sat Aug 29, 2020 4:22 pm

VanDerSnow wrote:
Fri Aug 28, 2020 9:56 am
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I am using latest 0.18.4 Freecad on Ubuntu 20.4.1.
FreeCAD 0.18 is not the latest. The latest is v0.19 (development).

Start FreeCAD from the command line to see any messages generated by the program; also open the report view to see the messages.
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