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0003131File formatsFeaturepublic2020-12-20 03:39
ReporterFranck78 Assigned To 
Status newResolutionopen 
Target Version0.19 
Summary0003131: fix export format in options
DescriptionHello team

Lot of small things to do to ease life of Freecad users ;-)

It is perfect to have 20 exports methods available. But nobody on earth will ever use them simultaneously. Freecad is somewhere in a fixed chain of operations.

So please, let me fix one time for all the default export extension AND ALSO suggest a default filename based on the FCStd file in use.

You don't have to tweak the Pref dialog box (translations work), just blindly record the last export method choice and re-select it as default.

Even better, add an entry under the "File menu"
-export ...
-export pdf (pretty useless)
-export to 'myfile.XYZ' (yes !)

Thank you
Additional Informationversion 0.16 build 6710 (somewhere around april 2017)
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2017-07-19 22:28

administrator   ~0009785

@Franck78 Please open a thread on the forum, especially since you are using the stable 0.16 which is lightyears behind 0.17dev. Please also link forum thread to this ticket and vice-a-versa so we can track the progress. Thank you.


2017-08-13 16:46

administrator   ~0009913

@Franck78 ping


2017-08-13 17:27

reporter   ~0009918

Last edited: 2017-08-13 17:28

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Hello Kunda1,

ok, I gave a try to 0.17, built ~ 30 july.

Nothing as changed.

no file name suggested for export. no smart 'extension' management (remembering last type used).

Just say you want to export your object to xxx.STL, allways and only STL and see the number of useless keyboard interactions needed. And also, this export/output file never requires an overwrite confirmation. It is not the working file. It is a result.

The all thing can be done with a single entry in File menu.


2017-08-13 20:36

administrator   ~0009919

@Franck78 like I mentioned in 0003131:0009785 please open a forum thread and talk to the community.


2017-08-30 18:07

administrator   ~0010050

Last edited: 2017-08-31 09:25

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Opened forum thread:

Edit: Responses:


2020-12-20 03:39

reporter   ~0015161

The failure to correctly re-select the previously-selected filter on some operating systems was a bug in the save dialog code. That is fixed, and an implementation of a default filename for the export is added, by PR 4164.

Issue History

Date Modified Username Field Change
2017-07-19 17:32 Franck78 New Issue
2017-07-19 22:28 Kunda1 Note Added: 0009785
2017-07-19 22:28 Kunda1 Status new => feedback
2017-08-13 16:46 Kunda1 Note Added: 0009913
2017-08-13 16:46 Kunda1 Tag Attached: #post-to-forum
2017-08-13 17:27 Franck78 Note Added: 0009918
2017-08-13 17:27 Franck78 Status feedback => new
2017-08-13 17:28 Franck78 Note Edited: 0009918 View Revisions
2017-08-13 20:36 Kunda1 Note Added: 0009919
2017-08-30 18:07 Kunda1 Note Added: 0010050
2017-08-31 09:23 Kunda1 Tag Detached: #post-to-forum
2017-08-31 09:24 Kunda1 Tag Attached: #lowhangingfruit
2017-08-31 09:24 Kunda1 Note Edited: 0010050 View Revisions
2017-08-31 09:25 Kunda1 Note Edited: 0010050 View Revisions
2020-02-23 23:08 Kunda1 Target Version => 0.19
2020-12-20 03:39 chennes Note Added: 0015161