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IDProjectCategoryView StatusLast Update
0003517File formatsBugpublic2020-12-02 14:17
Reporterwavexx Assigned To 
Status newResolutionopen 
Summary0003517: STL/Mesh export options only visible after first mesh import
DescriptionThe "Mesh Formats" options in the Preferences->Import-export pane only becomes visible after opening a mesh format, such as STL.

If one wants to tune the maximum mesh deviation parameter to export a mesh, he first has to import an stl just to enable the preference pane. Quite annoying.
Steps To Reproduce- Create a new document
- Go to Edit->Preferences->Import-export.

No "Mesh Formats" pane is visible.

- Open any STL file
- Go to Edit->Preferences->Import-export.

"Mesh Formats" is now visible.
Additional InformationOS: Debian GNU/Linux unstable (sid)
Word size of OS: 64-bit
Word size of FreeCAD: 64-bit
Version: 0.18.13964 (Git)
Build type: None
Branch: master
Hash: 548511ac30cd07328db60169f854d08975adf047
Python version: 2.7.14
Qt version: 4.8.7
Coin version: 4.0.0a
OCC version: 7.2.0
Locale: English/UnitedStates (en_US)
FreeCAD Information


related to 0003498 acknowledged FreeCAD Preference categories not showing up if specific workbench has not been visited 
related to 0004474 new FreeCAD Ghost tabs within Preferences dialog to indicate menus that are available but not activated 
has duplicate 0003704 new FreeCAD AMF exporter preferences are not shown in Preferences 



2018-06-20 14:15

administrator   ~0011453

please open a forum thread and cross-post this ticket to it..thank you


2018-06-21 09:40

reporter   ~0011459


2020-12-02 14:13

administrator   ~0015049

The current workaround for this is to switch to Mesh Workbench beforehand. Then the Preferences pane will show the Mesh Workbench in it.

Issue History

Date Modified Username Field Change
2018-06-19 22:57 wavexx New Issue
2018-06-20 14:15 Kunda1 Note Added: 0011453
2018-06-20 14:16 Kunda1 Status new => feedback
2018-06-21 09:40 wavexx Note Added: 0011459
2018-06-21 09:40 wavexx Status feedback => new
2018-06-22 13:07 Kunda1 Tag Attached: Mesh
2018-09-25 14:24 wmayer Relationship added related to 0003498
2019-01-13 23:25 wmayer Relationship added has duplicate 0003704
2020-12-02 14:11 Kunda1 Relationship added related to 0004417
2020-12-02 14:13 Kunda1 Note Added: 0015049
2020-12-02 14:17 Kunda1 Relationship deleted related to 0004417
2020-12-02 14:17 Kunda1 Relationship added related to 0004474