Frequently Asked Questions:
How can i install the software on Ubuntu ?
If the Ubuntu-Software-Center does not install the .deb-package:
install first package "gdebi";
then select the gcad-package in your browser with the right mousebutton,
Open With - GDebi
- gCAD3D-2.*-Linux64.deb for 64-bit,
- gCAD3D-2.*-Linux-x86.deb for 32-bit.
How can i install the software on non-debian-systems ?
See install on non-debian-systems
How can i start the software ?
If there is no entry in menu "Applications/Grafics":
start a terminal-window (xterm or gnome-terminal ..); key
How can i restore the configuration-files ?
Delete the directory ~/gCAD3D/cfg
- the next start of gcad will restore all configuration-files.
where can I get documentation ?
Does the interactive function Help/Dokumention work ?
This function should bring up the html-browser;
if not: which html-browser do you use ?
(gcad checks for konqueror and firefox only)
Please report to support[at]gcad3d.org
The documentation is located in ~/gCAD3D/doc/
At the moment the english documentation is not up-to-date;
if you make improvements please mail to support[at]gcad3d.org
At the moment there is no spanish/french documentation;
If you make translations please mail it to support[at]gcad3d.org
gcad starts, but the window dispappears:
if you use Mesa try this: edit gCAD3D/xa/gCAD3D.rc
from a terminal-window:
change this line:
ZBUFSIZ 0 Z-Buffersize; 16 24 28 30 makes best surface-edges;
ZBUFSIZ 16 Z-Buffersize; 16 24 28 30 makes best surface-edges;
save and try again.
how can I debug gCAD3D ?
- you must have installed the debugger gdb.
open a console window, key:
(y=yes, on future shared library)
(r=run, starts debugging).
how can I report bugs ?
Start gcad from a terminal-window;
try to reproduce the problem;
report it to support[at]gcad3d.org
Provide the following infos:
- the last lines from the terminal-window before the
- which Linux do you use ?