I am starting using FreeCAD, especially to perform FEM.
I have recently installed version 0.17.13541 for 64 bits on Windows 10.
As advised, I tried the 1st tutorial FEM CalculiX Cantilever 3D. First steps (visualization of results) are ok. However at the step “running the FEA”, pressing the “write” button is ok (message "Write completed!"), but pressing the “execute” button provides the message “Executing solver...” and nothing happens any more.
I understood from the “install” page that CalculiX is installed in the package for Windows (however this is not perfectly clear to me…).
I nevertheless decided to install the solver. Several distributions are proposed on the page http://www.calculix.de/
, I took the bconverged (CalculiX_2_10_win_002). I then reinstalled FreeCAD, but this changed nothing.
Please help !