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  1. Hey! After a longer time I got FreeCAD into my hands again and probably faced the same issue as you do! If you are using Ubuntu* (likely affects Debian, too) there is a problem with the "headless mode" of FreeCAD. The only way to make it work is to use the stable PPA of FreeCAD, which comes with the fix, which will make the plugin work again, too! https://wiki.freecadweb.org/Install_on_Unix#Stable_PPA_through_the_graphical_interface
  2. @Khamul2000: If you are interested to dig deeper, you can take a look into the plugin's source files. The file called "SolidWorksReader" has the parameters, which you would normally set via "Custom" mode: https://git.thopiekar.eu/Cura/CAD/CuraSolidworksPlugin/-/blob/master/CuraSolidWorksPlugin/SolidWorksReader.py#L656 As I said before, if you find other settings (or one of the two) too coarse for e.g. "fine", then argue and let's discuss here. We can adjust the parameters then, so everyone can benefit from our findings πŸ˜‰
  3. Hello Mischa, sorry for the late reply. I have missed your message in my busy inbox. Is this problem reproducible? So, does it happen every time? πŸ™‚ - Thomas
  4. Great to hear! The settings are finer than in the SolidWorks ones. If you are using SolidWorks only you choose between three profiles: * Fine * Coarse * Custom These fine and coarse profiles are the SolidWorks' ones you see in the plugin. I can imagine SolidWorks tweaked the parameters behind these profiles for industrial printers with larger build volumes and therefore if you print on an Ultimaker (having an Ultimaker 2 or 3 primary in mind) then you will get something that is too coarse still. E.g. the rounding won't be nice. Just to suite everyone using the plugin, I decided
  5. Could you send me your log file? This article will tell you where to find it: https://thopiekar.eu/cura/plugins/reporting-bugs/ You can send me the .log (or .zip) file via private message here πŸ™‚
  6. @eried: Can you please share some info? Installed version of Inventor and Cura? Thanks! @mtg01: Could you make a screenshot of the results of the service checker tool and send me your log file? You can send it to me via private message πŸ™‚
  7. Haha, well this part of the software (if really not installed), is essentially needed. Otherwise, the plugin can't interact with SolidWorks and get the file converted for you πŸ™‚
  8. Hmm, looks like the registry keys are missing on your computer. That can be either because there is no support for external access via Windows Automation on your version or there is something special about your installation still. Maybe some old conventions to register, I don't know of?? Which version of Windows are you using? πŸ™‚
  9. https://thopiekar.eu/cura/plugins/reporting-bugs/
  10. The service checker is only to test the functionality of the connection to SolidWorks. Actually, I'm surprised that there are so many leftovers on your computer. Every entry in service checker indicates that some installation has been found on your computer. However, the executable (.exe file) to your installation could not be found. Normally, it should be known by your registry for Windows' automation interface. Could you be so kind and send me your log file? I should tell me more precise why the executable has not been found. I can imagine of either a malformed path or missing entr
  11. Please select SldWorks.Application.14 from the list. According to the Wikipedia article here (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/SolidWorks#Release_history) version 2006 corresponds to API 14. I never had any installation as old as this in my hands, so I guess there are API calls I do, which are not supported at your version, but let's investigate 🧐
  12. No problem. After installing the plugin, you should be able to open SolidWorks files without saving as STL. Are you sure the plugin is properly installed?
  13. Update: I might have found a solution while I was able to reproduce and fix the issue with Visual Studio, but with VBA.Net. Don't know how the same code will work in SolidWorks due to the .NET part πŸ€”
  14. Heard the same from other people in the meantime, too. The macro is written in VBA and contributed by Ultimaker years ago as they wanted to see this feature as part of the plugin. However, it seems that they changed something to Cura's installer, so registry entries are written differently and thus the macro can't find it. The last time that happened was when "Cura" got renamed to "Ultimaker Cura", that's why I guess it must be something similar.
  15. Hello @bilou24an199! Keep me posted whether the plugin works with 4.4! Please note that the plugin shall only work with part files. Feel free to send me your log file via PM. (https://thopiekar.eu/cura/plugins/reporting-bugs/) Regards - Thomas
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