Nolan Haynes' Musings

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Building FreeCAD for Arch

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I wished to get into to 3D printing as a way of furthering my knowledge on industrial design and manufacturing. After looking at Shapeways, I knew that I could use Blender for modeling the parts that I needed to print. Blender wasn’t originally made for that purpose which could slow me down in the long run. FreeCAD was the only alternative that I know of it required installation via the AUR. In doing so, I’d need to build six more packages from the AUR as dependencies for this one piece of software. Since I had used cower to pull in the PKGBUILDs for all of the packages that I needed to build, all I had to do was build and installation everything. I used that set of code to do so:

for i in eigen3 opencascade libspnav coin soqt pivy-hg freecad-git
do
cd ~/AUR/$i
makepkg -ics --noconfirm
cd
done

This code when run, goes into the directory for each of the packages, creates and installs that package, and goes back to my home directory at the end. I could go further with this but I like to keep my computer science skills at the forefront of my mind.

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