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compile FreeCAD 0.17 against OCCT 7.1.0 and VTK 7.0.0
# Released under GPL v2.0
# based on script for vagrant box from FreeCAD source,
# tested on Debian Jessie = 8.0
# username on my vagrant box = vagrant
cd ~ # use if start on a local machine or inside a virtual machine
# cd /home/vagrant # use with a vagrant box, because cd ~ returns /root
cd Documents
sudo rm -rf build_FreeCAD
mkdir build_FreeCAD
cd build_FreeCAD
package_list=" doxygen \
libboost1.55-dev \
libboost-filesystem1.55-dev \
libboost-program-options1.55-dev \
libboost-python1.55-dev \
libboost-regex1.55-dev \
libboost-signals1.55-dev \
libboost-system1.55-dev \
libboost-thread1.55-dev \
libcoin80 \
libcoin80-dev \
libeigen3-dev \
libpyside-dev \
libqtcore4 \
libshiboken-dev \
libxerces-c-dev \
libxmu-dev \
libxmu-headers \
libxmu6 \
libxmuu-dev \
libxmuu1 \
pyside-tools \
python-dev \
python-pyside \
python-matplotlib \
qt4-dev-tools \
qt4-qmake \
shiboken \
gmsh \
swig "
sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get install -y dictionaries-common
sudo apt-get install -y $package_list
sudo apt-get install -y python-pivy
sudo apt-get install -y git
sudo apt-get install -y cmake
sudo apt-get install -y g++
sudo apt-get install -y libfreetype6-dev
# sudo apt-get install -y tcl8.5 # to run DRAWEXE of occt, but it does not run either
sudo apt-get install -y tcl8.5-dev tk8.5-dev
sudo apt-get install -y automake # netgen
sudo apt-get install -y libtogl-dev
sudo apt-get install -y libhdf5-dev
sudo apt-get install -y libmed
sudo apt-get install -y libmedc
sudo apt-get install -y libmed-dev
sudo apt-get install -y libmedc-dev
# get VTK 7.0.0
cd $base_dir
mkdir vtk
cd vtk
gunzip VTK-7.0.0.tar.gz
tar xf VTK-7.0.0.tar
rm VTK-7.0.0.tar
# get OCCT 7.1.0
cd $base_dir
mkdir occt
cd occt
wget ";a=snapshot;h=89aebdea8d6f4d15cfc50e9458cd8e2e25022326;sf=tgz"
mv "index.html?p=occt.git;a=snapshot;h=89aebdea8d6f4d15cfc50e9458cd8e2e25022326;sf=tgz" occt.tgz
gunzip occt.tgz
tar xf occt.tar
rm occt.tar
cd occt-89aebde
grep -v vtkRenderingFreeTypeOpenGL src/TKIVtk/EXTERNLIB >& /tmp/EXTERNLIB
grep -v vtkRenderingFreeTypeOpenGL src/TKIVtkDraw/EXTERNLIB >& /tmp/EXTERNLIB
# get Netgenn 5.3.1
cd $base_dir
mkdir netgen
cd netgen
git clone
# get FreeCAD latest Github commit
cd $base_dir
mkdir freecad
cd freecad
git clone
# building VTK
cd $base_dir
cd vtk
mkdir build
cd build
cmake ../VTK-7.0.0 -DCMAKE_INSTALL_PREFIX:PATH=/opt/local/FreeCAD-0.17 -DVTK_Group_Rendering:BOOL=OFF -DVTK_Group_StandAlone:BOOL=ON -DVTK_RENDERING_BACKEND=None
make -j 2
sudo make install
# building OCCT
cd $base_dir
cd occt
mkdir build
cd build
cmake ../occt-89aebde -DCMAKE_INSTALL_PREFIX:PATH=/opt/local/FreeCAD-0.17 -DUSE_VTK:BOOL=OFF
make -j 2
sudo make install
# building Netgen
cd $base_dir
cd netgen
cd Netgen/netgen-5.3.1
./configure --prefix=/opt/local/FreeCAD-0.17 --with-tcl=/usr/lib/tcl8.5 --with-tk=/usr/lib/tk8.5 --enable-occ --with-occ=/opt/local/FreeCAD-0.17 --enable-shared --enable-nglib CXXFLAGS="-DNGLIB_EXPORTS -std=gnu++11"
make -j 2
sudo make install
# copy libsrc, FreeCAD needs it
cd $base_dir
cd netgen
sudo cp -rf Netgen/netgen-5.3.1/libsrc /opt/local/FreeCAD-0.17/libsrc
# building FreeCAD
cd $base_dir
cd freecad
mkdir build
cd build
# no oce-dev packages, no netgen
# cmake ../FreeCAD -DCMAKE_INSTALL_PREFIX:PATH=/opt/local/FreeCAD-0.17 -DOCC_INCLUDE_DIR=/opt/local/FreeCAD-0.17/include/opencascade
# with oce-dev installed, no netgen
# cmake ../FreeCAD -DCMAKE_INSTALL_PREFIX:PATH=/opt/local/FreeCAD-0.17 -DFREECAD_USE_OCC_VARIANT="Official Version" -DOCC_INCLUDE_DIR=/opt/local/FreeCAD-0.17/include/opencascade -DOCC_LIBRARY=/opt/local/FreeCAD-0.17/lib/
# no oce-dev packages, with netgen
# cmake ../FreeCAD -DCMAKE_INSTALL_PREFIX:PATH=/opt/local/FreeCAD-0.17 -DBUILD_FEM_NETGEN=1 -DCMAKE_CXX_FLAGS="-DNETGEN_V5" -DNETGEN_ROOT=/opt/local/FreeCAD-0.17 -DOCC_INCLUDE_DIR=/opt/local/FreeCAD-0.17/include/opencascade
# with oce-dev installed, with netgen
cmake ../FreeCAD -DCMAKE_INSTALL_PREFIX:PATH=/opt/local/FreeCAD-0.17 -DBUILD_FEM_NETGEN=1 -DCMAKE_CXX_FLAGS="-DNETGEN_V5" -DNETGEN_ROOT=/opt/local/FreeCAD-0.17 -DFREECAD_USE_OCC_VARIANT="Official Version" -DOCC_INCLUDE_DIR=/opt/local/FreeCAD-0.17/include/opencascade -DOCC_LIBRARY=/opt/local/FreeCAD-0.17/lib/
make -j 2
sudo make install
# start FreeCAD
# cd ~
# /opt/local/FreeCAD-0.17/bin/FreeCAD
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