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JW
Joe Weinpert
Wed, Jan 12, 2022 6:33 PM

Where are the downloaded libraries like BOSL to be placed?

Program Files\OpenSCAD\libraries
-OR-
My Documents\OpenSCAD\libraries

Joe Weinpert

Where are the downloaded libraries like BOSL to be placed? Program Files\\OpenSCAD\libraries -OR- My Documents\OpenSCAD\libraries Joe Weinpert
JB
Jordan Brown
Wed, Jan 12, 2022 6:49 PM

On 1/12/2022 10:33 AM, Joe Weinpert wrote:

Where are the downloaded libraries like BOSL to be placed?

Program Files\OpenSCAD\libraries
-OR-
My Documents\OpenSCAD\libraries

The answers that I find immediately are:

  • Wherever the OPENSCADPATH environment variable says
    o Entirely under the user's control
  • Wherever File/Show Library Folder says
    o On my system, ...\Documents\OpenSCAD\libraries
  • The library directory under the install location
    o typically Program Files\OpenSCAD\libraries

All of those seem to work.

Which one should you use?  Depends on how you want to manage your files.

  • I would not put things into the install location, because I often
    have more than one version of OpenSCAD installed.
  • Putting it in the install location makes it available to all users
    of the system.
  • Do you really want it in your documents directory?  I use
    OPENSCADPATH to keep mine in a OneDrive directory so that it's
    shared across my systems.  (And I don't have my Documents directory
    in OneDrive.)
  • File/Show Library Folder is easy.
On 1/12/2022 10:33 AM, Joe Weinpert wrote: > Where are the downloaded libraries like BOSL to be placed? > > Program Files\\OpenSCAD\libraries > -OR- > My Documents\OpenSCAD\libraries The answers that I find immediately are: * Wherever the OPENSCADPATH environment variable says o Entirely under the user's control * Wherever File/Show Library Folder says o On my system, ...\Documents\OpenSCAD\libraries * The library directory under the install location o typically Program Files\OpenSCAD\libraries All of those seem to work. Which one should you use?  Depends on how you want to manage your files. * I would not put things into the install location, because I often have more than one version of OpenSCAD installed. * Putting it in the install location makes it available to all users of the system. * Do you really want it in your documents directory?  I use OPENSCADPATH to keep mine in a OneDrive directory so that it's shared across my systems.  (And I don't have my Documents directory in OneDrive.) * File/Show Library Folder is easy.
D
dpa
Wed, Jan 12, 2022 6:51 PM

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Am Mi., 12. Jan. 2022 um 19:34 Uhr schrieb Joe Weinpert <
joe.weinpert@gmail.com>:

Where are the downloaded libraries like BOSL to be placed?

Program Files\OpenSCAD\libraries
-OR-
My Documents\OpenSCAD\libraries

Joe Weinpert


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