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This is my first post, so I hope I am sending it to the correct part of the forum.  I wanted to tag it Cura+Plug-ins, but could not find the Plug-in tag.

I have installed the FreeCAD plug-in on Cura3.4 and the *.FCStd files are now selectable in the Open File box, but when I open one, I get an error message saying that the file is unreadable.

Anyone know why, or had the same problem?

HughAJ.

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Thank you @SandervG for mentioning me.

 

First of all, which operating systems are you using?

The plugin has been tested with Windows and Linux. For macOS I can't give any support, because I don't own Apple hardware and thus can't do any development or provide help.

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Thanks for your reply. I am using macOS High Sierra 10.13.5, so that may be the problem. Can anyone help on this, or can I try to modify the plugin code myself?

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On 7/2/2018 at 12:15 AM, HughAJ said:

Thanks for your reply. I am using macOS High Sierra 10.13.5, so that may be the problem. Can anyone help on this, or can I try to modify the plugin code myself?

Yes, you could. Alternatively, you can use Brew to install FreeCAD. This should provide the needed commandline application, which the normal installation via .app doesn't provide. However, I'm not an expert, but feel free to hack around!

 

On 7/2/2018 at 9:43 AM, Lampje said:

I am using Linux Debian 8

Just to be sure: I guess you have FreeCAD installed, right?

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On 7/13/2018 at 8:41 AM, Lampje said:

I have not really installed FreeCad, I use the AppImage.

But you need it. What the plugin does is calling FreeCAD in the background and performs the conversation of the file into a readable format for Cura for you.

This principle is the same for all the other CAD plugins.

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I installed FreeCad, but I  still get the error message saying that the file is unreadable.

Maybe the problem is that Debian install an old version of FreeCad (0.14)

 

 

Update, compiled and installed the newest version of Freecad (0.18) and the problem of unreadable file is not solved.

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