Compiling BRL-CAD with Xcode on Mac OS X

An already built and running version of BRL-CAD for Mac OS X can be downloaded from here(), or these steps will guide you through the process of how to build it yourself.

Obtain Dev Tools

Download the latest version of CMake for Mac OS X:


Latest Xcode (Downloadable from Mac App Store) - While installing, make sure command-line tools are installed as well, or if you already have Xcode, click here to see how to make sure they're installed.

1 - Required Downloads

  - Latest version of CMake (
  - Latest BRL-CAD SOURCE (

2 - Install CMake - make sure you install command line tools 3 - Install Xcode + command line tools