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MRA's picture
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Hey,
I am currently involved in planning of a CAD/CAM project. I wish to use opencasacde tecnology, but I am new to opencascade and cannot figure how to use opencascade and it's help manuals and what are the prerequistes.
any help will be appreciated
thanks

Mikael Aronsson's picture

In what kind of CAD project ? Open Cascade is not a cad application just to clear that out if that was what you where thinking, Open Cascade is a set of libraries to create different kind of cad applications.

There are also some applications included to test the functionality of Open cascade.

And reading the tutorials on the web site and the included documentation should give you a pretty clear view of what you can do with it, if you don't understand the documentation I am not sure how to give you any further assistance.

The downside with the documentation for the api is that it is pretty terrible today because they messed it up with doxygen, the old documentation was 500% better.

Hugues Delorme's picture

"The downside with the documentation for the api is that it is pretty terrible today because they messed it up with doxygen, the old documentation was 500% better."

How true, this a real regression. It makes OpenCascade less usable and discourages people in using this great piece of software. Apart from just using doxygen's tags, it needs some work to make doxygen generates a usable documentation(at least as useful as the previous help system).

Patrik Mueller's picture

Hi,

doxygen has the possiblility for creating the needed files for a windows ".chm" help.
I think OCCT should support that and build a searchable help at least.

Greets,

Patrik

Umar Said's picture

"The downside with the documentation for the api is that it is pretty terrible today because they messed it up with doxygen, the old documentation was 500% better."

How do I get the old documentation? The documentation page only links to the new documentation in doxygen format.

MRA's picture

Thanks Mikael for your reply....actually we are to develop a CAD/CAM software..and opencascade seems to be a good development tool ...i am looking for a guide that explains from a programmer's point of view.... i have found some good tutorials...looking forward to your cooperation in the future as well

MRA's picture

hey..
turns out the tutorials were not much of a help... any suggestions for good opencascade tutorials that can expalin the development process.
thanks

MRA's picture

hey..
turns out the tutorials that I downloaded were not much of a help... any suggestions for good opencascade tutorials that can expalin the development process....I agree with Hugues opencascade does appera to be a fine development tool
thanks

MRA's picture

hey..
turns out the tutorials that I downloaded were not much of a help... any suggestions for good opencascade tutorials that can expalin the development process....I agree with Hugues opencascade does appera to be a fine development tool
thanks

P Dolbey's picture

I pulled out the documenation from my old 5.1 installation an I've zipped it up into an approx 11MB zip file. You can get it from

http://myweb.tiscali.co.uk/dolbey/QtOpenCascade/doc5.1.zip

for a limited time (until I need the space back). Hope this helps.

Pete

hope's picture

hi MRA,
Actually I too am workin in a CAD-CAM project wherein
I need to know if it is possible to create 2 models of say a hole and a shaft(say I do not have the exact dimensions of them but I have a cloud of points got by scanning the image containing its exact shape and size) and assemble them to get the fit or assembly error/deviations between the 2 parts......

>> any mutual exchange of suggestions/info/queries will be helpful..
Lookin forward for ur reply,

thx and regards,

Hope

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