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IDProjectCategoryView StatusLast Update
0004121RaytracingBugpublic2020-07-22 02:54
Reporterbowcoastie Assigned ToKunda1  
Status closedResolutionno change required 
Product Version0.18 
Fixed in Version0.19 
Summary0004121: AMF export files with text come out reversed
DescriptionI made a small sign in FreeCAD but when exported as an AMF to the Cura slicer, the text comes out reversed. I followed numerous examples to try and get the text to come out correctly to no avail.

When the same file is exported from FreeCAD as an STL file, it works correctly. This is important as it causes new users to go insane trying to figure out what they did wrong.
Steps To ReproduceDraw a box in part design
Pad the box
goto the Draft WB
Add shapestring to surface of box
goto part WB
pad shape string
select all object in model tree
file -> export -> save file as AMF
file -> export -> save file as STL

I have imported both files into the slicer and the results are in the attached screen shot. The AMF file is the upper and STL is the lower.
AMF files imported into slicer have text reversed
STL files imported into slicer have text correct
Additional InformationOS: Windows 10
Word size of OS: 64-bit
Word size of FreeCAD: 64-bit
Version: 0.18.16131 (Git)
Build type: Release
Branch: releases/FreeCAD-0-18
Hash: 3129ae4296e40ed20e7b3d460b86e6969acbe1c3
Python version: 3.6.6
Qt version: 5.6.2
Coin version: 4.0.0a
OCC version: 7.3.0
Locale: English/UnitedStates (en_US)
TagsNo tags attached.
FreeCAD Information



2019-09-10 13:59


AMF problem.jpg (9,780 bytes)   
AMF problem.jpg (9,780 bytes)   
example AMF bug.FCStd (83,281 bytes)
1A text.amf (25,640 bytes)
1A text.stl (123,084 bytes)


2019-09-10 20:36

administrator   ~0013567

@bowcoastie please open a forum thread to discuss this (As per the large yellow banner at the top of this page. When you do so please x-post the thread url here and post the ticket url on the thread. Thanks


2019-09-13 02:40

reporter   ~0013587

Posted to forum but waiting for approval before I have the reference number. Thank you and I apologize for not posting on the forum first to confirm if it is a bug.


2019-09-15 09:16

administrator   ~0013601

Last edited: 2019-09-15 09:19

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Forum thread:


2020-07-22 01:41

reporter   ~0014670

Hello all,
This now is not an issue in 0.19 with the following build:

OS: Windows 10 (10.0)
Word size of OS: 64-bit
Word size of FreeCAD: 64-bit
Version: 0.19.22039 (Git)
Build type: Release
Branch: master
Hash: 2bfc6301bc80c0344cbf13dbfe041fbd78cac93d
Python version: 3.8.2
Qt version: 5.12.5
Coin version: 4.0.0
OCC version: 7.4.0
Locale: English/United States (en_US)

I tried it with the AMF and STL of the original submitted examples and bot display correctly in Cura.

Thank you.
It is probably not worth working on.


2020-07-22 02:54

administrator   ~0014671

This issue was fixed in 0.19
Closing ticket.

Issue History

Date Modified Username Field Change
2019-09-10 13:59 bowcoastie New Issue
2019-09-10 13:59 bowcoastie Tag Attached: AMF reversed text
2019-09-10 13:59 bowcoastie File Added: AMF problem.jpg
2019-09-10 13:59 bowcoastie File Added: example AMF bug.FCStd
2019-09-10 13:59 bowcoastie File Added: 1A text.amf
2019-09-10 13:59 bowcoastie File Added: 1A text.stl
2019-09-10 20:36 Kunda1 Status new => feedback
2019-09-10 20:36 Kunda1 Note Added: 0013567
2019-09-10 20:36 Kunda1 Tag Attached: #post-to-forum
2019-09-10 20:36 Kunda1 Tag Detached: AMF reversed text
2019-09-13 02:40 bowcoastie Note Added: 0013587
2019-09-13 02:40 bowcoastie Status feedback => new
2019-09-15 09:16 wmayer Note Added: 0013601
2019-09-15 09:19 wmayer Note Edited: 0013601 View Revisions
2020-07-22 01:41 bowcoastie Note Added: 0014670
2020-07-22 02:53 Kunda1 Tag Detached: #post-to-forum
2020-07-22 02:54 Kunda1 Assigned To => Kunda1
2020-07-22 02:54 Kunda1 Status new => closed
2020-07-22 02:54 Kunda1 Resolution open => no change required
2020-07-22 02:54 Kunda1 Fixed in Version => 0.19
2020-07-22 02:54 Kunda1 Note Added: 0014671