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Can't download online manual

Hi, I have installed the debian package (0.5.258), but when I try to download online help, the program gives the following error: Cannot find host ''. How can I download the online help and/or a manual? Thank you, Xwang

Hi Xwang, the location of the online documentation has recently changed to this wiki here. The link in the latest package has not been updated yet. In the preferences editor of freecad you can specify the location for the online documentation. I would suggest that you set this link to That might work. But dont overestimate the amount of information that you can download. As you see the documentation is in a very early stage yet. -- Dr. Schorsch 13:54, 22 October 2006 (CEST)
As stated in the user hub, the download of online help is currently not availible due the change of the wiki software. We are currently working on a new concept. Until that is finished you have to rely on this wiki. -- Dr. Schorsch 14:47, 27 October 2006 (CEST)

Cannot load PartGui


I have just compiled and installed FreeCAD 0.5.258 on Ubuntu Edgy with the libs available in the Ubuntu package repository. I am new to this. FreeCAD starts up well but I can't draw anything and it says "Cannot load PartGui" in the output window.

Did something go wrong when compiling?


Hanjeko Merkus

Hi Hanjeko, I had a similar problem on windows because I had installed Python 2.3, but the current version of FreeCAD uses Python 2.5. Maybe it is the same in your case. Usually it is a good thing to look in the console output or the python output window in freecad or to start the command line version of freecad and say "import PartGui". There you might get more infomation.
Nevertheless you should file such questions in the FreeCAD tracker utitlity on SourceForge. There should allways be somebody who can answer your question or it may have been allready answered. -- Dr. Schorsch 14:58, 1 November 2006 (CET)