As my trial version in Linux ran out I have about 55 drawing bits sitting in the file system. Which I would like to look at. I was aware of the VariCAD-Viewer program, which I understand you hand to your 'clients' plus your proposal so they can spin the models around and do some other minor measuring and investigate information about objects, fx surface area or volume.
I downloaded the 13MB file and again with some trepidations approached the:
[root@PCLOS2009 Holding]# rpm -ihv VariCAD_View_Linux_2009-en-2.02-1.i586.rpm
actually accidental as I meant to do a:
[root@PCLOS2009 Holding]# rpm -qpi VariCAD_View_Linux_2009-en-2.02-1.i586.rpm
To my relief the program installed ok, and the second line gave an amount of information, amongst other I was hoping it would have told me how tot start the program. Alas no, this is hidden somewhere else.
The more I think about it, I am wondering if the installation is fully completed as I do not get any icons on the desktop, which I half expected. So far I have just gone to terminal and typed in the "call" when I have found it. For the program this is "varicad" and for the the viewer it is "varicad-view" very logical.
I did try some guessing but this did not work so I went looking for the the installed files which I found under:
Content of this file is:
?package(VariCAD Viewer): command="/usr/bin/varicad-view" title="VariCAD Viewer" longtitle="VariCAD Viewer" needs="x11" icon="varicadviewer.png" section="More Applications"
I just guessed that the "varicad-view" in the "command" was the call and this worked. I will attach a screen cut of the file area.
However from this information am I not correct that I ought to have an icon on the desktop?
Anybody volunteer a hand, I am just too pressed to go exploring right now.
tabrown05 I am not sure I am qualified or good enough to write an article, however later when I am finished testing, who knows. I am getting fairly caught up in this little exercise. Whilst fun I am wondering if I am up to the task of getting as far as I had hoped. I really would like to get to stage of producing assembly drawings and BOM (Bill of material) as corrections here flows backwards. Ohhh ya using the parameters and make parametric drawings, fantastic. The obstacle I am an engineer not not a drawing person. Fascinating though.
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