I am currently evaluating different cad kernels to use in our FE application. The first thing we need is to get IGES and/or STEP geometry into our software. Is Open Cascade IGES and STEP interfaces ok ? Does anyone have any experience ?
We need to extract the geometry as line segments and triangles to use in our visualization engine (OpenInventor as in Coin3D http://www.coin3d.org) Is that easy to do ?
Do you know of anyone that has ported OpenCascade to HP-UX 11 and
SGI IRIX 6.x ?
Is it easy to locate subsets of the huge codebase in Open Cascade
to port only the things needed to read file, extract tesselation data, and be able to keep a reference from the visulaiation to the topology of the shape ?
Well, any thoughts on any of this is most welcome.
If we feel comfortable with OC we would consider using it for more tasks, so basically are you all happy with OpenCascade, or do you regret starting to use it ?
Any iny thoughts are appreciated. :-)