[Gmsh] Integrate GMSH with FreeCAD
joachim_zettler at yahoo.de
Mon Aug 17 16:27:57 CEST 2009
Thank you very much Christophe!
With best regards,
On Mon, Aug 17, 2009 at 4:08 PM, Christophe Geuzaine<cgeuzaine at ulg.ac.be> wrote:
> Joachim Zettler wrote:
>> Dear all,
>> I am one of the developers in the OpenSource Project FreeCAD (see
>> One of the workbenches I currently work on is the FE-Workbench. In
>> this workbench the user should be able to select CAD-Surfaces or Edges
>> to apply boundary conditions or Loads for further FE-Calculations with
>> Code-Aster or Calculix. Until now we miss a good meshing library which
>> covers the task of high quality surface or volume meshing. After the
>> meshing is done we apply our preset boundary conditions and loads and
>> generate an Input-Deck for the solvers of interest.
>> Would it be possible to use GMSH for the whole meshing task? It would
>> also be very helpful if we can preserve TopoDS_Face or Edge
>> information during the meshing to map the loads and boundary
>> conditions to the right Triangles and Nodes afterwards.
> Hello Joachim - Yes, definitely. Compile Gmsh as a library and you can
> directly mesh the opencascade objects through the Gmsh API.
> A simple example on how to pass a TopoDS_Shape to Gmsh through the API is
> available in the contrib/api_demos directory.
>> Thank you in advance for your feedback.
>> With best regards,
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>> gmsh at geuz.org
> Prof. Christophe Geuzaine
> University of Liege, Electrical Engineering and Computer Science
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