Beginner help

Hi

I am new to OpenCasCade. I'm trying to build CAD application using OpenCasCade that some 3D reconstruction,Measurements,Analaysis etc. I have expreince in OpenGL,DirectX in my past project using C++. I want to start with OCAF but donot know what will be basic step for beginning becuase it has lot of classes..

So if any one knows good documentation or good tutorial for basic startup that will be great. :)

Alex

m-aronsson's picture

There are a few tutorials to get you started on the website that are pretty good at explainen how things work.

The documentation is not very useful any longer, the old PDF files was nice but they are using some terrible doxygen created crap today.

Anyway, you might find something useful here:
http://www.opencascade.org/org/doc/
http://www.opencascade.org/org/gettingstarted/appli/

P Dolbey's picture

I've still got the old 5.1 documentation available on
http://myweb.tiscali.co.uk/dolbey/QtOpenCascade/doc5.1.zip (11MB)

You might find some interesting insights there.

Pete

Jan Brüninghaus's picture

Isn't that the same, that is in $OCC/doc? There seems to be very similar pdfs.

m-aronsson's picture

Sorry, my fault, should have been more specific, the PDF's the not very different, the biggest problem is that the old API reference was using WinHelp files, very nice and lots of usefull documentation, they switched to Doxygen documentation, Doxygen is ok, but this means it is all html based now and also it is lacking a lot of information and it is a mess to navigate around.

devil20's picture

Yes

It has some old API and lot missing functions in help. Finally i have generated .chm file from html that generated from DoxyGen. Now i can see everything clear using .chm help in single document.

m-aronsson's picture

Another thing you might find a bit annoying is that some comments in the source code is in french, can be a little confusing when you try to figure out how something works.

devil20's picture

>> I've still got the old 5.1 documentation available on
>> http://myweb.tiscali.co.uk/dolbey/QtOpenCascade/doc5.1.zip
>>(11MB)

Yes Let me try ...what old version says..that might be helpful..

>>Another thing you might find a bit annoying is that some
>>comments in the source code is in french, can be a little >>confusing when you try to figure out how something works.
Yes in source code there is some comment in france.

Thanx for addressing me...

alex