Native CAM - How To Install?

29 Oct 2018 21:10 #119625 by Askjerry
I see many posts on Native CAM... but I am not finding anything on HOW to install it.

I'm trying to help out a friend.

29 Oct 2018 22:47 #119629 by Askjerry
Awesome... I was searching "How to Install" and wasn't finding anything... so hopefully this post will direct others as well.

30 Oct 2018 07:34 - 30 Oct 2018 07:37 #119636 by eFalegname
It's been a while since Fernand don't let us know any news, I guess some things are changing around NativeCAM, now it is not possible to install NativeCam through synaptic. I have many requests for improvement, but I would not like to bother him because I feel that Fern will update us soon (perhaps... with the release of linuxcnc 2.8??? maybe )
Last edit: 30 Oct 2018 07:37 by eFalegname.
30 Oct 2018 12:53 - 30 Oct 2018 12:55 #119641 by eFalegname
Jerry here you have the link to the .deb NativeCam installer from my dropbox:
stretch_nativecam_0.1.14b_all.deb ยท 1.76 MB
Just use gdebi.
Last edit: 30 Oct 2018 12:55 by eFalegname.
31 Oct 2018 00:47 - 31 Oct 2018 00:49 #119678 by Askjerry
Thank you!

I was able to download the file... and I extracted it to a directory.

Unfortunately... I'm still fairly new to Linux... so I have no idea what to do now. :huh:

Apparently I have Axis 2.6.13 currently installed. I suppose I should go to the synaptic package manager and search for AXIS and/or LinuxCNC to look for an upgrade.

Last edit: 31 Oct 2018 00:49 by Askjerry.
31 Oct 2018 08:47 - 31 Oct 2018 08:48 #119690 by eFalegname
After lunch I'll record a small video with step-by-step instructions so that it can also be a guide for those who make the first steps with LinuxCNC. NativeCam is the LinuxCNC "must have".
Last edit: 31 Oct 2018 08:48 by eFalegname.
31 Oct 2018 14:15 - 02 Nov 2018 07:58 #119711 by eFalegname
please switch on captions (my english, my spanish...)

Link to NativeCAM:

1) Standalone Usage:
ncam [Options]

Options :
-h | --help this text
(-i | --ini=) inifilename inifile used
(-c | --catalog=) catalog valid catalogs = mill, plasma, lathe
-t | --tab axis and gmoccapy only, put NativeCAM in a new tab

2) To prepare your inifile to use NativeCAM embedded,
a) Start in a working directory with your LinuxCNC configuration ini file
cd /home/"user"/linuxcnc/configs/"yourfolder"

b) Type this command :
ncam -i = "inifilename" -c = "valid catalog for this configuration"

A backup of your inifile will be created before it is modified.

After success, you can use it embedded :
linuxcnc inifilename
Last edit: 02 Nov 2018 07:58 by eFalegname.
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