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IDProjectCategoryView StatusLast Update
0001160FreeCADBugpublic2013-06-27 10:17
Reporterxhpohanka Assigned Towmayer  
Status closedResolutionfixed 
Product Versiontrunk 
Fixed in Version0.14 
Summary0001160: Freecad sometimes 'forgets' the ability to handle stp files
DescriptionWhen I start Freecad (current daily build from ppa on Ubuntu 12.04) I sometimes cannot open stp files. They are not listed in Open file dialog and if I try to open some through all files nothing happens.

It can be repaired by opening the Schenkel's step file from Start page. After that any stp file can be opened through Open file dialog again.
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2013-06-27 08:23

administrator   ~0003265

Where are these STEP files located? Somewhere on a network share, a mountable device or on your harddisk?

What is your default startup workbench? Maybe it helps to post your user.cfg file (it's under $HOME/.FreeCAD).


2013-06-27 08:38

reporter   ~0003267

These step files can be located anywhere, I have faced this issue with files on my HDD. When I open 'Open file' dialog, they are not even listed among known filetypes. Check attached screencap with error after clicking on stp file that I have among recent files. Surprisingly it can be opened again after opening Schenkel's step file example.
My user.cfg is also attached, but I have tried to delete all user settings when I met this issue first time and it had not any influence.

2013-06-27 08:38


user.cfg (Attachment missing)

2013-06-27 08:39


freecad_stp.png (Attachment missing)


2013-06-27 10:17

administrator   ~0003269

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Issue History

Date Modified Username Field Change
2013-06-27 07:28 xhpohanka New Issue
2013-06-27 08:23 wmayer Note Added: 0003265
2013-06-27 08:23 wmayer Status new => feedback
2013-06-27 08:38 xhpohanka Note Added: 0003267
2013-06-27 08:38 xhpohanka File Added: user.cfg
2013-06-27 08:39 xhpohanka File Added: freecad_stp.png
2013-06-27 09:27 wmayer Assigned To => wmayer
2013-06-27 09:27 wmayer Status feedback => confirmed
2013-06-27 10:17 wmayer Note Added: 0003269
2013-06-27 10:17 wmayer Status confirmed => closed
2013-06-27 10:17 wmayer Resolution open => fixed
2013-06-27 10:17 wmayer Fixed in Version => 0.14