Thanks for this thread!
I was able to run FEM now on my Mac.
In order to prevent that other users spend also much time and fall into the same pitfalls on trying to compile and so on, I think it is time for a summary of my experiences (only the part that worked
). I was terribly missleaded by the informations in the user hub in the install section for Mac OsX. I would like to summarize the final simple solution to FEM (CalculiX) that works on my Mac FreeCAD now without any compilation work:
- I use the latest release I could get from Git see https://www.freecadweb.org/wiki/Download
. Please note that this is the Qt5 release and its updated frequently now No need to compile FreeCAD on you own unless you want to develop something. The Qt4 is no more updated since a while according to:
peterl94 wrote: ↑
Sun Nov 05, 2017 6:28 am
Note that the date of the github release is not updated because the new builds are always uploaded to the same release. Go by the revision of the builds instead. Also note that the qt4 build is no longer updated.
OS: Mac OS X
Word size of OS: 64-bit
Word size of FreeCAD: 64-bit
Version: 0.17.12560 (Git)
Build type: Release
Branch: (HEAD detached at 71836f4)
Python version: 2.7.14
Qt version: 5.6.2
Coin version: 4.0.0a
OCC version: 7.1.0
Locale: German/Germany (de_DE)
- With brew I installed calculix by typing 'brew install calculix-ccx' in a Terminal window on my Mac. Make sure to do so as administrator or place "sudo " before the comand and enter the administrators password if requested
- After starting FreeCAD I had to change the preferences of the standard ccx binary path of calculiX to
Please be aware that the FEM section of the preferences will only be awailable after you started the FEM workbench in the FreeCAD session.
and that's it, you may test the FEM workflow now as I did.
If any of you can confirm that this works on your OsX too, we may suggest to uptdate the Wikis:
And now I enjoy my new functionality of FreeCAD and the great work of the developpers. Thanks a lot!