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How do I use BLRCAD in mac osx?

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2006-08-07
2013-04-22
  • Hi,
    How do I use BLRCAD in mac osx?
    I have compiled it from source.
    I have the files installed but do not know what file/programme to open.
    Can someone please help?
    Thanks.

     
    • Sean Morrison
      Sean Morrison
      2006-08-07

      BRL-CAD presently installs into /usr/brlcad on Mac OS X as a command-line-invocable application that requires X11.  Basically, if you start up X11 (which should be either installed as /Applications/Utilities/X11.app or on your System Disk as an optional install), you can run BRL-CAD's modeler that is called "MGED":

      /usr/brlcad/bin/mged

      In the near future, we hope to have a GUI port completed that is not reliant upon X11 or being invoked on the command line.  Hope that clears some things up.

      Cheers!

       
    • "In the near future, we hope to have a GUI port completed that is not reliant upon X11 or being invoked on the command line. Hope that clears some things up."

      Is is the near future yet?  OS X with BRL-CAD and Microsoft Office would allow me to rule the universe!

       
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