Install gCAD3D
  Build gCAD3D
  SW_layout - directories
  Development - documentation
  Create new plugin


Development - documentation:

Development - documentation is located in ~/devel/gcad3d/src/inf/* and can be accessed with a editor. The editor should be capable of using tagfiles. After rebuild (if all tagfiles exist in ../tags) access functions and info with eg: vim -t INF vim -t DLL_dyn__ _______________________________________________________________________

Create new plug-in

Plugins are load modules, compiled (Language C or other). Plugins can use all internal functions. Plugins do not have specific commands (like processors). Plugins can be unloaded, recompiled and reloaded at run time. Activate a plugin: "Plugin/Select-Start" (or Ctrl-P). Goto development-directory ~/devel/gcad3d/src/UIX/ A source program ({progname}.c) and a Link job ({progname}.mak) are required Examples: Demo*.mak, ../APP/Demo*.c With "Options/compile_DLLs" on, a plugin is unloaded at runtime, recompiled, relinked and reloaded. Example: cd ~/devel/gcad3d/src/UIX cp ../APP/Demo_toolbar1.c ../APP/myTest1.c cp Demo_toolbar1.mak myTest1.mak # change "Demo_toolbar1" in myTest1.c and in myTest1.mak into "myTest1" # for the first time the plugin must be built manually: . ./devbase.sh && make -f myTest1.mak # start gcad with "Options/compile_DLLs" on ./do comp # select "Plugin / select plugin .. / myTest1" # keep gcad running; exit plugin; change code, save code; # restart plugin with "Ctrl+P" makes automatic recompile and start .. ________________________________________________________________________ Send bug reports, suggestions for improvements to support@gcad3d.org