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Re: Nightly Ubuntu packages - 3d models path problem


Hi Mark-

Please report a bug to our issue tracker at

The updated Ubuntu package should have included the updated environmental
variable.  If it didn't, that would be a problem.


On Tue, Jan 5, 2021 at 8:35 AM Mark Robson <markxr@xxxxxxxxx> wrote:

> Hi,
> I've been testing the amazing nightly builds on Ubuntu 20 for some time
> now - but now the 3d models are gone on newly placed footprints.
> I think this is probably due to the model path changing, for example
> A previously placed 0603 capacitor has 3d model path:
> ${KISYS3DMOD}/Capacitor_SMD.3dshapes/C_0603_1608Metric.wrl
> Which works ok, but a newly placed 0603 has
> ${KICAD6_3DMODEL_DIR}/Capacitor_SMD.3dshapes/C_0603_1608Metric.wrl
> So it seems it's a change to this variable name  KICAD6_3DMODEL_DIR
> Is this a packaging problem? Or do I need to reset some settings in my
> setup?
> I didn't report this as a bug because I don't think it's the Kicad code's
> fault.
> Any idea how I can fix it or who I need to tell?
> Regards
> Mark
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