Took care of this since drawing dimensioning no longer works with FreeCAD 0.18 and thus we needed a functional template for Techdraw. Turned out to be some extra things inkscape had in the file that Techdraws SVG interpreter couldn't comprehend, such as translations. Solution was to go into inkscape and select all, delete layer, paste in place. This essentially resets the objects to de-link them from the weird code. This solution was taken from the tutorial here https://www.freecadweb.org/wiki/TechDraw_TemplateHowTo
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This is still true in Debian Buster's FreeCAD version 0.18~pre1+dfsg1-5.
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It seems that cloning via https should now be fixed.
Jan 2 2019
Since it is the start of 2019 we need all templates updated to 2019
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Yes ATM docs are intentionally removed from the package to save space (they do add 90MB).
Looks like this is still happening, btw.
Aug 27 2018
While the repo not existing is still an issue, I managed to get coin-4.0.0a to compile from the main portage tree, which works around my need for the -9999 fork.
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As noted in linked ticket, a workaround is available by switching workbench version from latest to version found here: https://github.com/hamish2014/FreeCAD_drawing_dimensioning/tree/3f5875b4f9aa9df8e8e5541220660b9f5b58a8e7
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@Steven And for new TechDraw module the templates needs to be added here: https://code.alephobjects.com/diffusion/FREECAD/browse/master/src/Mod/TechDraw/Templates/
@Steven , yes they should really start using templates in rFREECAD, https://code.alephobjects.com/diffusion/FREECAD/browse/master/src/Mod/Drawing/Templates/
The last commit there was in 2017: rFREECAD73ae6aea9ddad0ce40eee737d76d308b1b78f2e0 by @kent
Ah, didn't realize we were including this file in the build of FreeCad. In the drawing we looked at the template was being grabbed from the directory I noted above.
@Steven, I don't think it was really updated in FreeCAD repo for both Drawing modules.
The new svg with the 2018 copyright is in /shared-j/Documents/R&D/titleblocks/A4_Landscape_Aleph_2018.svg
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This was on Kakapo with the newest freecad
The highlighted yellow sketch in the worktree is the sketch i am fixing. The green highlighted line on the model is the external geometry i am trying to reference
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Apologies, I may have been trying to change the wrong value. As of now this is working as it should.
This task can be closed.
Nov 6 2017
Either way we will need a way to modify existing drawings (add missing dimensions with the same line weight used on the rest of the page) without redrawing them entirely in a new module.
My understanding after discussing with R&D is that differences in the TechDraw module would prevent us from modifying existing drawings, as well as change the appearance of future drawings.
Could you possibly elaborate on that migration?
Oct 30 2017
Drawing Dimensioning module becomes obsolete. I think it's possibly a right time to move to built-in TechDraw module.
@west, It seems like this was fixed, because I can't reproduce this on 0.17R12621
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The documentation is installed, but FreeCAD is looking in the wrong location. The help system can be viewed directly by running this: