OCCT video tutorials

Dear users of and (or) contributors to Open CASCADE Technology (OCCT)!

We, at Open Cascade company, are considering developing video tutorials on OCCT to share with the community.
Before preparing the materials, we would like to hear from you and know your opinion.
- What subjects and topics for OCCT video-tutorials would you consider useful?
- What are the main difficulties for OCCT entrance and usage?
- What kind of information on OCCT is lacking?
- Any other thoughts and ideas are appreciated.
We will be grateful for your opinion.

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Best regards,
Open Cascade Team

Faisal Rehman's picture

Hi,

I am a new member on this forum. I am interested in developing C++ app from scratch based on OCCT specifically for pre and post processing of a finite element software and also for CAD.

I would like to see useful tutorial video explaining how to create finite element pre and post processor.

And a CAD app.

Guido van Hilst not specified's picture

it would be great if there were a weekly blog from OpenCascade developers about a certain topic. I really miss a good(up to date) tech blog on various occ topics.
Below some links from opencascade experts / blogs:

http://quaoar.su/blog/
https://opencascade.blogspot.com/
https://occtutorials.wordpress.com/

Shing Liu's picture

Dear Vera Sdobnova,
- What subjects and topics for OCCT video-tutorials would you consider useful?
I think an introduction of the OCCT main function is useful for beginners. Demonstrate those functions in Draw Test Harness.

- What are the main difficulties for OCCT entrance and usage?
Some user are not computer programmer, they are mechanical designers, mathematicians, Research Scientist, .etc, may lack of familiarity with C++ programming. The main difficulties for them is to build OCCT source code and use SDK to write a Hello World program with OCCT. After that it is easy to use OCCT with Class Reference and Documentation in the doc folder.

- What kind of information on OCCT is lacking?
Some class are not commented, such as:

  • AdvApp2Var_ApproxF2var
  • AdvApp2Var_Network
  • AppDef_BSpGradient_BFGSOfMyBSplGradientOfBSplineCompute
  • ...

It will be great for contributors if can give more details about the algorithms, such as the math function in document for some sub class of math_MultipleVarFunction, etc.

Best Regards,
Shing Liu

owenliux's picture

couldn't agree more