Standard Install

These instructions will install the current release of QtPyVCP from PyPi, including sample configurations for LinuxCNC and Qt Designer for editing VCPs.


With the Standard Install you will be able to create and edit third party VCPs, but you will not be able to edit the example VCPs included with QtPyVCP or edit the QtPyVCP source code itself. If you wish to do this you will need to use the Development Install method.


Before proceeding make sure you have satisfied the prerequisites listed on the Prerequisites page!

Install QtPyVCP

python3 -m pip install qtpyvcp

This will install QtPyVCP along with the examples, and will add QtPyVCP specific sim configs to ~/linuxcnc/configs/sim.qtpyvcp.


On Debian you will need to log out and log back in.

Upgrade QtPyVCP

As improvements are made to QtPyVCP you can upgrade the pip install with

python3 -m pip install --upgrade qtpyvcp