FlatCAM Problems

Hi, there!
I am struggling in trying to get FlatCAM working again.
I had it working well after a long battle with getting the correct Python version and libraries loaded.
However, there must have been an update and now it has stopped working.
As I don’t use the application very often, I’m not sure when the changes took place.
Now when I try to run it, I get the following output in a terminal.

> Traceback (most recent call last):
>   File "/home/roger/Downloads/FlatCAM/FlatCAM_beta_8.994_sources/FlatCAM.py", line 6, in <module>
>     from app_Main import App
>   File "/home/roger/Downloads/FlatCAM/FlatCAM_beta_8.994_sources/app_Main.py", line 52, in <module>
>     from appDatabase import ToolsDB2
>   File "/home/roger/Downloads/FlatCAM/FlatCAM_beta_8.994_sources/appDatabase.py", line 4, in <module>
>     from camlib import to_dict
>   File "/home/roger/Downloads/FlatCAM/FlatCAM_beta_8.994_sources/camlib.py", line 54, in <module>
>     from appParsers.ParseDXF import *
>   File "/home/roger/Downloads/FlatCAM/FlatCAM_beta_8.994_sources/appParsers/ParseDXF.py", line 10, in <module>
>     from ezdxf.math.vector import Vector as ezdxf_vector
> ModuleNotFoundError: No module named 'ezdxf.math.vector'

I’m not a programmer and have no idea what it is telling me.

Any suggestions would be appreciated.


I’ve never used this application, so my advice may not be worth anything.

Some options:
Have you tried rebuilding the application?
$ pamac build flatcam

Do one of the errors and solutions in the aur help you in any way?

The general rule of thumb when a program installed from the AUR does not run after an update is too rebuild the affected AUR package.

I would use flatcam-git as it’s PyQt5 . flatcam depends on the old deprecated PyQt4.

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Hi Guys!

Thanks for your comments and help.
I have done a bit more digging on the Internet and found a soulution.
Apparently, the problem was Vispy. There was an update that broke my install.
I manually re-installed Vispy 0.7 and all is now OK.

By the way, I am not using the AUR package, but the latest 8.994 release from the developer.


In the future, please include important details like that in the first post. :wink:

Either way, glad you found the problem. :+1:

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