[OpenSCAD] new "Special Variable"?

MichaelAtOz oz.at.michael at gmail.com
Thu May 7 02:46:16 EDT 2015

That is all well & good for use with a VCS, but the OP wants access to the
filename for a GUI generated model.

Basically the filename, the date and time when F5/6 is performed, and the
already available version() would be sufficient to do basic version
stamping, so the model is marked with the version. 

You could go one step further and append a predefined variable to the "solid
OpenSCAD_Model" line in the exported STL (and presumably equivalent spots in
other formats). i.e

$Version = str($fname,","$datetime,":",version());  // $version value if
defined gets appended.

That would be very handy to make sure you have the version you are looking

These are not the versions you are looking for...

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