FEA solver vs. FreeCAD FEM

About the development of the FEM module/workbench.

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Re: FEA solver vs. FreeCAD FEM

Postby Kunda1 » Sat Feb 09, 2019 4:21 pm

Is there anyone on Arch Linux or derivative that would be intersting in maintaining Z88OS ?
See https://bbs.archlinux.org/viewtopic.php?id=243976
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Re: FEA solver vs. FreeCAD FEM

Postby Kunda1 » Wed Mar 27, 2019 12:33 pm

Bernd, what do you think of making a wiki page describing ways the FC FEM community could help FEM WB ?
I was thinking a section on becoming a package manager for the various FEM solvers that FC currently uses and will potentially use in the future?
For example, take a look at https://github.com/luzpaz/FreeCAD-depen ... hes/FEM.md
it shows how little support downstream repos have of most solvers of interest.
Currently, and not surprisingly, Arch has the most support for most of the packages. We should encourage better and more up to date support of these solvers, what do you think ?
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Re: FEA solver vs. FreeCAD FEM

Postby marcin_ose » Wed Jun 05, 2019 5:06 pm

Great progress. We will try to run thermal simulations for open source 3D printer extruder design at our upcoming Open Source Microfactory STEAM Camp - https://www.opensourceecology.org/open- ... stem-camp/.
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Re: FEA solver vs. FreeCAD FEM

Postby Kunda1 » Wed Jun 05, 2019 5:31 pm

marcin_ose wrote:
Wed Jun 05, 2019 5:06 pm
Great progress. We will try to run thermal simulations for open source 3D printer extruder design at our upcoming Open Source Microfactory STEAM Camp - https://www.opensourceecology.org/open- ... stem-camp/.
Hey Marcin, glad to hear OSE is staying busy :)
fYI, if you want to benefit from using FEM, then you need to be running v0.18 or even better stay up to date with v0.19
This may be an issue since OSE, AFAIU, uses v0.16
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