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partlibrary

Postby biggocharley » Mon Dec 08, 2008 11:41 pm

I am using Ubuntu 8.04 and have downloaded the partlibrary tarball and extracted it to my desktop. I don't know where to go from here. How do i install it so that i can use the library browser? Does the community version of Qcad have that capability?

There was no "libraries" folder created in the original installation of Qcad so i manually crreated one. This is where I'm stuck. Where to go from here. Any help will be much appreciated.
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Postby michael » Thu Feb 12, 2009 5:02 pm

QCad install base dir:
D:\usr\local\QCad2.1.3.2\


D:\usr\local\QCad2.1.3.2\library\
D:\usr\local\QCad2.1.3.2\library\misc\
D:\usr\local\QCad2.1.3.2\library\misc\partlibrary-2.1.2.8-1\
D:\usr\local\QCad2.1.3.2\library\templates\
etc.
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Postby michael » Thu Feb 12, 2009 5:03 pm

And I have:

D:\usr\local\qcad_2_1_6_4_prof_win32\library\misc\tux.dxf
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Postby hpp3 » Thu Feb 25, 2010 2:55 pm

Sorry, those are Windows-style addresses.
No good for us Linux users...

Biggocharley:
1- Make sure you have the library view turned on.
View -> Views -> Library Browser (checked)
2- You'll find relevant folders at
/usr/share/qcad
but you're correct, the library folder is missing.
If (from QCad) you go Edit -> Application Preferences -> "Paths" tab, you'll see that it is [i]supposed[i] to be looking for libraries at
/usr/share/qcad/libraries
but I've never seen anything but subfolders show up that I tossed in there, so I assume that the library feature is disabled in the Community Edition.
Pity...

-Eddy
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Postby dvdv » Wed Mar 17, 2010 12:08 pm

hpp3 wrote:Sorry, those are Windows-style addresses.

you'll see that it is [i]supposed[i] to be looking for libraries at
/usr/share/qcad/libraries
...
so I assume that the library feature is disabled in the Community Edition.

-Eddy


hello,
I have the Community Edition and I just copied all library parts in the directory mentioned in the "paths" window /usr/share/qcad/libraries and I confirm that I can see the blocks in the library browser.

So yeah, the community edition supports part library!
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Postby nickez » Wed May 26, 2010 8:12 pm

With Ubuntu 9.10 and 10.04 you can install the package 'partlibrary'
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sudo apt-get install partlibrary


Or unpack the library with
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cd /usr/share/qcad
sudo mkdir libraries
cd libraries
sudo tar -xvvf /home/username/Downloads/partlibrary-2.1.2.8-1.tar.gz
sudo mv partlibrary-2.1.2.8-1/* .
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