HELP!!!! from v0.14 to v0.17, freecad no read files .FCSTD

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HELP!!!! from v0.14 to v0.17, freecad no read files .FCSTD

Postby Madmax-ITA » Sun Mar 17, 2019 8:37 am

I started with Freecad Version 0.14.
Last week I installed the Freecad version 0.17 and then ASSEMBLY2.
But there is something not correct, now it happens that all my "old" jobs recorded in the directory of PC as (name).FCSTD, when i try to open, freecad not read any file.
if I click twice on the file from PC directory this opens in freecad but with many " defects "and it is impossible to work on it.

If i create a new part in part design and save it on PC, when I reload FREECAD seys "document not supported"...!!!!

On the PC i See the file like a ZIP BOX.

I Think two ways:
1) solve problem working on it
2) remove FREECAD 0.17 and reinstalling it from zero, manually.

I have not competences for this work, anybody can give me a "handbook" for re installing it? Can anyone help me?

here is my system:

OS: Ubuntu 18.04.2 LTS
Word size of OS: 64-bit
Word size of FreeCAD: 64-bit
Version: 0.17.13541 (Git)
Build type: Release
Branch: releases / FreeCAD-0-17
Hash: 9948ee4f1570df9216862a79705afb367b2c6ffb
Python version: 2.7.15rc1
Qt version: 5.9.5
Coin version: 4.0.0a
OCC version: 7.3.0
Local: Italian / Italy (it_IT)

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Re: HELP!!!! from v0.14 to v0.17, freecad no read files .FCSTD

Postby HarryGeier » Sun Mar 17, 2019 12:00 pm

Hi MadMax,

You can read everywhere, that it is recommended to keep existing PRE 0.17 Projects in the older Versiona and start to convert them earliest, once you have fully understood the new PART DESIGN Structure.
Also, assembly2 is not usable in 0.17 upwards and currently beeing replaced by assembly2plus, assembly3 and or assembly4.

So, best you install 0.16 for your old projects, start new things in 0.17 ( better 0.18 ) and later migrate them piece by piece.
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Re: HELP!!!! from v0.14 to v0.17, freecad no read files .FCSTD

Postby chrisb » Sun Mar 17, 2019 12:06 pm

*.FCStd becoming Zip-Files is a known issue for 0.17. Go for 0.18 as Harry advised, it will be released in the next days, probably without any changes. It is merely the administration side which has to be finished.
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Re: HELP!!!! from v0.14 to v0.17, freecad no read files .FCSTD

Postby NormandC » Sun Mar 17, 2019 2:28 pm

Guys, this is the second topic Madmax creates for the same issue, I already replied to his topic yesterday and he didn't bother to read my reply.

Madmax also created another topic in the Italian forum that got no response.

Madmax, instead of creating new topics, how about you read the replies you already got.

Also, in my opinion this should go in "Help" forum, not in Install/Compile.