New in 0.20: Preference Packs

FreeCAD 0.20 fea­tures hun­dreds of enhance­ments and bug fix­es: the new “Pref­er­ence Pack” Addon type allows pack­ag­ing and dis­tri­b­u­tion of any of the set­tings in a FreeCAD con­fig­u­ra­tion file. The dri­ving appli­ca­tion for the new fea­ture was the need to set font and col­or infor­ma­tion along with set­ting the over­all user inter­face stylesheet, enabling a com­plete, self-con­tained “theme” to be applied in a sin­gle but­ton click. 

The Pref­er­ence Pack sec­tion of FreeCAD preferences.

FreeCAD includes the abil­i­ty to eas­i­ly save a new Pref­er­ence Pack stor­ing var­i­ous appear­ance set­tings into a sin­gle pack­age that can be applied (and reap­plied) any time. Advanced users can cus­tomize the Pack by adding any oth­er set­tings that can be added to a FreeCAD con­fig­u­ra­tion file, and devel­op­ers can cre­ate cus­tom packs designed for dis­tri­b­u­tion via the Addon Manager.

Read the orig­i­nal announce­ment and get help with the fea­ture in the FreeCAD forums dis­cus­sion. Tech­ni­cal infor­ma­tion about Pref­er­ence Packs can be found on the FreeCAD Pref­er­ence Packs wiki page.

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