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# python-brlcad: Open-source solid modeling in python.

The python-brlcad module provides a way to use [brlcad]( from inside python based on ctypes bindings. These ctypes bindings are generated during install-time using [ctypesgen](

## installing

` pip install -U brlcad `


` git clone cd python-brlcad/ python install `

### installing on windows

Use either mingw or cygwin to provide gcc during installation. There is a bug in pip that causes a WindowsError to occur when installing this package, see [the bug report]( for more details.

#### mingw

Install a Windows build of gcc (probably by installing mingw and adding C:MingWbin to the PATH environment variable) and then run:

` C:\Python27\Scripts\pip.exe install --upgrade brlcad `

TODO: there may be a way to run this installation process while under msys without updating the system PATH.

#### cygwin

Another option is to install cygwin and use cygwin gcc. However, it is important to clarify that there is no cygwin brlcad build. Using cygwin gcc is just a cheap shortcut for the Windows python installation process of python-brlcad. Mainly this trick is useful for Windows users that already have cygwin gcc.

To use cygwin gcc, start the python-brlcad install process in cygwin bash:

` /cygdrive/c/Python27/Scripts/pip.exe install --upgrade brlcad `

During the installation, ctypesgen will make use of cygwin gcc because of the cygwin $PATH environment variable.

There is no brlcad build that targets cygwin.

## testing

` nosetests `

## usage

Sorry, not yet. Check the examples/ folder.

# Known to work with..

Operating systems known to work:

  • linux distros

  • windows

Support for Mac OS X is planned but not yet implemented or tested.

## license


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