Anyone still have the case CAD files?

Al Johnson openmoko at
Fri Oct 29 12:31:06 CEST 2010

On Thursday 28 October 2010, David Lanzendörfer wrote:
> >> Try FreeCAD
> >> Its also able to open this format.
> >
> >The freecad ebuild in the gentoo science overlay has an unresolvable
> >dependency at the moment. Is it significantly better than brl-cad?

I'll answer this one myself. FreeCAD does a much better job on importing both 
STEP and IGES than brl-cad. It's possible I've missed just the right 
combination of switches on one of the brl-cad imports, but with freecad it 
just works. I may need to find some more memory though - 1G isn't really 
enough to handle the biggest files with either of them. The freecad gui is 
also significantly more modern. Whether that makes it more productive is an 
open question, but it's certainly quicker for looking at models.

> I'm using gentoo too.
> Seems the install paths do not fit together well, but with (temporary) hack
> on line 5 of following steps you can make it build. I'm using KDE4.5.2
> --------
> autounmask sci-misc/freecad-0.9.2646
> emerge =media-libs/coin-3.1.3-r1
> emerge =media-libs/SoQt-1.5.0-r1
> emerge =sci-libs/opencascade-6.3-r1
> sudo ln -s /usr/include/coin/Inventor/ /usr/include/
> emerge =sci-misc/freecad-0.9.2646
> --------

I'm surprised that works - freecad-0.9.2646 has a dependency on =media-
libs/coin-3.1.2 unless you also modified the ebuild. I ended up using the 
ebuild for 0.10.3025 attached to this bug, and it's working fine now.

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