Installing FlatCam on macOS Sierra

first install homebrew if you don’t have it already!

download and install Python 2.7.x from python.org

Then in Terminal:

brew tap cartr/qt4
brew tap-pin cartr/qt4
brew install qt
brew install pyside
brew install cartr/qt4/pyqt@4

To enable Python.org Python to find packages from homebrew:

mkdir -p /Users/xxx/Library/Python/2.7/lib/python/site-packages
echo 'import site; site.addsitedir("/usr/local/lib/python2.7/site-packages")' >> /Users/xxx/Library/Python/2.7/lib/python/site-packages/homebrew.pth

Install requirements for Flatcam

brew install geos
brew install spatialindex
sudo -H pip install numpy matplotlib rtree scipy shapely simplejson
sudo -H pip install svg.path

Download FlatCam from http://flatcam.org/download

Unzip

Start with python FlatCam.py 

Applescript to Start / Icon on Mac OS

tell application "Terminal"
    activate
    do script "python /Applications/FlatCAM-8.5/FlatCAM.py; exit"
end tell

3 Comments

  1. Jesper Jesper
    07.10.2017    

    Great, Thanx

  2. a470er a470er
    24.01.2018    

    This article exactly solved my problem. Thank you!

  3. FAISAL HUSAIN FAISAL HUSAIN
    07.03.2018    

    Thank you works great so far

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