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OpenCAMLib (ocl) is a c++ library for creating toolpaths for cnc-machines
such as mills and lathes.

Unti around July 2011 the project was hosted at
We are now moving to github:

The mailing-list for general development and user-discussion is:

SVN commit messages go to a mailing-list:

IRC-channel #cam on

It's probably a good idea to try to adhere to some coding standard. Maybe this one:

2. CLONING, BUILDING and INSTALLING (on unix/debian-like systems)
 $ git clone git://
 $ cd opencamlib
 $ mkdir build
 $ cd build
 $ cmake ../src
 $ make        (try make -j4 for a faster build if you have a multi-core machine)
 $ sudo make install
will install the library and so that any python shell will find them.

if you also want to build the documentation, then run
 $ make doc
 $> make doc-pdf
this should create the ocl manual named "ocl-manual.pdf" in the build/doc directory

using cmake and cpack it is possible to build a binary .deb package with
 $ make package
For uploading debian source-packages to the PPA there is also a custom target
 $ make spackage

The build directory opencamlib/build can be wiped clean ("rm -rf *") and cmake run 
again if/when you want a clean build.

(generate this with 'tree -dL 2')

├── cpp_examples                c++ example use of opencamlib
│   ├── point                   minimal example of ocl::Point
├── debian                      files for building a debian package
├── doc                         documentation (not much here yet!)
├── lib                         useful python helper libraries
├── scripts                     python scripts that test or demonstrate use of ocl
│   ├── issues
│   ├── ocode                   old linear octree code
│   ├── offset-ellipse          relates to BullCutter drop- and push-cutter
│   ├── old
│   └── voronoi                 vd scripts/tests
├── src
│   ├── algo                    algorithms under development
│   ├── attic                   old deprecated code
│   ├── common                  common algorithms and data-structures
│   ├── cutters                 cutter-classes
│   ├── dropcutter              drop-cutter algorithms and operations
│   ├── geo                     primitive geometry classes (point,triangle,stlsurf, etc.)
│   └── voronoi
├── stl                         STL files for testing
└── Windows                     Visual-studio project for building on windows

3. Ubuntu 10.04LTS-> install and build
- install 64-bit Ubuntu 10.04LTS
- run update manager and install all suggested updates. reboot.
- using synaptic or apt-get, install the following packages(and their dependencies)
-- build-essential
-- cmake
-- subversion
-- doxygen
-- texlive-latex-base
-- libboost-all-dev
- checkout ocl from svn
-- instructions:
- in the /src directory, first run "cmake ." then "make" and then "sudo make install"
-- this should build and install ocl correctly.

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