This is a Linux guide for installing SnailyCAD. See the Windows guide here.
Before starting the installation of SnailyCAD, you need to have the follow installed on your machine:
- NodeJS v14 (Must be v14 or you'll run into problems!)
- MySQL (XAMPP installation guide for Ubutnu)
- Net tools (
sudo apt install net-tools)
Setting up XAMPP
If you already have XAMPP setup or another MySQL database, you can skip to Installing SnailyCAD.
After successfully installing XAMPP, we'll start both
MySQL by running the following command:
sudo /opt/lampp/lampp mysql
If started successfully, you can now access http://localhost/phpmyadmin in your browser. If you're using a VPS then you need to use the IP of the VPS, you might need to configure access to the VPS for phpmyadmin.
Let's create the database and insert the
In the sidebar you can see a link: "New", click that, it should look something like this:
snaily-cad in the input field then click
Once finished creating the database, you can should see a navbar at the top, click the
Now a new window should appear, click the
browse... button and select the
snaily-cad.sql file. It's located in the root folder of SnailyCAD. After selecting it you can click the
Go button on the bottom right corner.
🎉 You've successfully setup XAMPP and MySQL for SnailyCAD! If you're experiencing issues, feel free to join our Discord server.
Firstly, open a terminal.
Once opened, we'll need to clone down the code, run the following command:
git clone https://github.com/Dev-CasperTheGhost/snaily-cadv3
Once that's finished, we can go into the SnailyCAD folder with the following command:
Now we need to install all the dependencies to run the CAD. Run the following command:
This can take several minutes to finish, please be patient!
Once it has finished installing, navigate to the
src folder with the following command:
We can see all the files and folders with the following command:
Now you should see the following files and folders:
components hooks interfaces lib pages state styles config.example.ts language.json server.ts
To create the config file run the following command:
This will copy and rename the file.
cp config.example.ts config.ts
Your server folder should now have these files:
components hooks interfaces lib pages state styles config.example.ts config.ts language.json server.ts
Now open the
config.ts file using
nano config.ts or any other terminal-editor. You can view more information about what the values mean here.
Once modified, make sure to save the config file (CTRL + S).
Now you can run the following command:
This will start SnailyCAD.
You've successfully installed SnailyCAD!
You can now open http://localhost:3030 in your browser.
If you're using a VPS, you'll need to use the IP of that VPS to access the CAD. You can use NGINX to proxy the CAD too.
Further support and questions
If you have any other questions or need help installing SnailCAD, feel free to join the Discord server.