No library browser, LibreCAD 2.1.3 OSX Catalina

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No library browser, LibreCAD 2.1.3 OSX Catalina

rlmalisz
I cannot find the menu item to open the library browser pane anywhere.  It's not under "view", and there is no "toolbar" item under "view".  There's "toolbars" under "widgets", but no "library" anything under that.  I've gone through the entire menu tree.  Nothing.  So where is this hidden?  I've entered a path for paths library in preferences, and a file therein shows up if I try File=>Import=>Insert Block, but that seems to import the file as its own layer/drawing.  None if the documentation about this facility is clear.

--Richard
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Re: No library browser, LibreCAD 2.1.3 OSX Catalina

rlmalisz
rlmalisz wrote
I cannot find the menu item to open the library browser pane anywhere.  It's not under "view", and there is no "toolbar" item under "view".  There's "toolbars" under "widgets", but no "library" anything under that.  I've gone through the entire menu tree.  Nothing.  So where is this hidden?  I've entered a path for paths library in preferences, and a file therein shows up if I try File=>Import=>Insert Block, but that seems to import the file as its own layer/drawing.  None if the documentation about this facility is clear.

--Richard
Okay, I found it.  The button to open it is not visible on my platform, hidden by the command line pane at startup.  I closed that (inadvertently) and saw the button.  Opened it, then reopened the command line pane through "widgets=>toolbars=>command line".  Sheesh.

On to see if I can actually use library objects usefully.

--Richard
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Re: No library browser, LibreCAD 2.1.3 OSX Catalina

rlmalisz
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Onto the next madness.  I have set my parts library path to:

/Users/rlmalisz/librecad_libs

I have one subdirectory below that ("plants") with a DXF file inside.

The library browser shows me the "plants" sub.  I would expect there to be some way to descend into it or open it and view its contents as part of a tree view.  First guesses were to click, double-click, or right-click on the directory symbol.  None of which do anything.

Again, OSX Cataina, LCAD 2.1.3.  Hopefully this doesn't require a "middle button" press.

--Richard
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Re: No library browser, LibreCAD 2.1.3 OSX Catalina

fa201
For block usage, you can check the how-to : https://dokuwiki.librecad.org/doku.php/usage:howto
Fabrice

French hobbyist interested in 2D design.
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Re: No library browser, LibreCAD 2.1.3 OSX Catalina

rlmalisz
fa201 wrote
For block usage, you can check the how-to : https://dokuwiki.librecad.org/doku.php/usage:howto
I am fine with that documentation.  I am having trouble getting past the vagaries of the GUI.  I can see a folder that contains a DXF in the library browser.  I cannot open that folder or see its contents from the library browser.  "Browser" implies browsing, yes?  Does the "library" layout have to be completely flat...everything all in one folder?  That seems needlessly awkward, but if it's the case, I can cope by using naming conventions.

On a possible related note: before I set the parts library path it was empty.  There's a fair amount of discussion in the wiki and in forum about the "default" library samples.  I don't appear to have those.

--Richard

PS: I tried to insert an image of a screenshot of the library browser pane, but at least in Safari, forum "Insert Image" doesn't seem to work.
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Re: No library browser, LibreCAD 2.1.3 OSX Catalina

fa201
In the custom library, you can builder folders with block files in them.
Can you share a picture of the library from librecad and a picture of the library from your file manager ? You have to save the image first and then insert it with the forum button 'Insert image'.
Fabrice

French hobbyist interested in 2D design.
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Re: No library browser, LibreCAD 2.1.3 OSX Catalina

LordOfBikes
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I have tested latest LibreCAD in High Sierra and it worked as expected.
Subfolders in the library browser open or close with double left click on the folder name or single left click on the small triangle left side of the folder name.

When Insert Image doesn't work, you can try to upload your screenshot with More v -> Upload a file