.STL File / 3D model: ELEKTRIKTRICK STL, DXF, AND GCODE QUICKLOOK FOR APPLE OS X (INCLUDING MAVERICKS)

Current Version is 1.0.3! Please upgrade for OS X 10.10 and 10.11!

QuickLook is a wonderful thing on Mac: simply hit the space bar with any file and a big preview of that file will be shown. This won't work for STL files. As OpenGL rendering is no longer possible to sandboxing QuickLook implementations will no longer work for Mavericks.
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Elektriktrick STL QL uses standard graphics to get around that limitation, It works for QuickLook previews as well as for Icon previews.
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Please see Instructions about the best way best to install.

  • Version 1.0.1 changes the camera position into a more common location
  • Version 1.0.2 adds GCode rendering for documents anding in . gcode and . Bfb
  • Version 1.0.3 fixes problems with Mavericks and makes installing simpler by providing a simple app that is dragged into the /Applications folder

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Instructions

V1.0.3

Download and open the disk image. Drag the Elektriktrick Program into the Applications folder. The App itself does nothing, registers it and however it comprises the QuickLook plugin.
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The rest of this documentation is for back reference only

Unzip the . Zip file and move the resulting ElektriktrickQuickLook.qlgenerator into /Library/QuickLook if you would like this module for all users, or into ~/Library/QuickLook if this is just for you.
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Yes, the file is compressed 16kB small. This is correct.
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ISSUES
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If QuickLook does not work straight away, go to the shell and run qlmanage -r and qlmanage -r cache or log out and log back in again.
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If it still does not work, and you see a white cup on a dark brown surface as a preview, a software named 'Pleasant3D' is installed somewhere on your computer (Autodesk360 installs it, by way of example). If you would like Elektriktrick to work, you need to delete Pleasant3D completely (even empty the trash). I will try to fix that in the next version.
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If you see no preview, but the logo of some other app, you most likely have some program that integrates Pleasant3D, usually "Cura". For now, the only way I found to make Elektriktrick work, is to remove Cure including the Trash, in the Harddisk.
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If this still does not fix the problem, please open the Terminal in /Applications/Utilities/Terminal and enter this command qlmanage -d 2 -p oneOfMyFiles.stl > ~/Desktop/qldebug. txt . This should generate a file named qldebug.txt on your desktop. Please send that file to [email protected].
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