CadQuery Comes of Age

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  • cadquery

    A python parametric CAD scripting framework based on OCCT

    If it's only distributed by anaconda, it's a hard "no" for me, since anaconda breaks existing libraries. I mean I could play with miniconda, but really, a docker container / flatpak would be better suited. And if I have to spend hours to try to get something to work, it's usually not worth the sunk time.

    See here for the discussion.

  • cq-flake

    CadQuery and CQ-editor flake, closely follows master

    I agree with you. That's why in the past I made this issue:

    The developers don't seem to be receptive. But fortunately a nix flake exists:

    Takes ages to compile thought so I advice you to either be patient or add the cache.

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  • CQ-editor

    CadQuery GUI editor based on PyQT

    All this talk about anaconda etc is a little overblown. Just grab the release ZIP here and run the launcher. It drops you in the editor/debugger workspace with full functionality. It doesn't appear to modify your system in any way.

    I understand that other modes of using CadQuery require 'conda, but the basic built-in editor experience is self contained. Or am I misunderstanding something?

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