From: Christopher Sean Morrison <brlcad@ma...> - 2009-04-15 11:18:31
It should open up two windows, an mged command window and an mged
graphics window. That's a bit surprising to hear about the DLL
issues with the batch script, but something to be looked into.
The file conversion support on Windows is less than ideal at the
moment for a variety of reasons, but what you'll need to do is run
our converters from an msdos command prompt. There are a variety of
converters installed into C:\Program Files\BRL-CAD\bin named iges-g,
dxf-g, stl-g, etc. Their format and usage is pretty simple from
there and there are manual pages for each of them (though reading
those on Windows is a bit problematic!). You could install cygwin to
get a more powerful/flexible command shell, or (probably better) just
run the converter and look at the usage statement. dxf-g works like
dxf-g inputfile.dxf outputfile.g
That ".g" file that is generated is what we call a geometry database
On Apr 14, 2009, at 11:02 PM, P Sheridan wrote:
> Insuccessful install in to both C:\Program Files\BRL-CAD and C:\BRL-
> When running mged icon, just get flash of msdos window;
> when running \bin\mged.exe get message:
> "A required .DLL file MSVCP80.DLL, was not found"
> copied above dll from \Microsoft VC80.CCRT\ to
> \bin and Windows\System
> "A required .DLL file MSVCR80.DLL, was not found"
> same measures
> Seems to run off the .exe and not the .bat,
> but opens windows;
> blank msdos mged
> console command
> Is this correct behaviour?
> No documentation found on how to import/export files from other apps
> .dwg .dxf .tcd .ige/.iges .ugs; claims to need database, please
> Phil Sheridan
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