Commit ad9b4726 authored by Dennis Gläser's avatar Dennis Gläser
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[Readme] extend readme

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A class documentation can be generated from the source code (see Installation notes).
A class documentation can be generated from the source code using
[Doxygen][8] (see Installation notes).
Moreover, the [Examples][7] contained in this repository provide a good overview over
the capabilities of Frackit. Moreover, extensive comments can be found in the source
code to these exemplary applications.
the capabilities of Frackit and can serve as a starting point to develop your own
Please note that the following requirements need to be installed:
* OpenCascade (>= 7.3.0)
* CMake (>2.8.12)
* C, C++ compiler (C++17 required)
* Optional: Doxygen (>= 1.8)
### Installation of OpenCascade
Frackit requires the [OpenCascade][2] library to be installed on your system.
You can download the source code at,
and for details on the installation we refer to TODO:PUT_LINK.
### Building Frackit under Linux
After [OpenCascade][2] and the other requirements listed above have been installed,
clone this repository within your folder of choice by typing:
git clone
Then, create the build directory in which you want to compile the applications
and run cmake from it. For instance:
mkdir build
cd build
cmake ../
If cmake cannot find your installation of [OpenCascade][2], you probably installed it
into a non-standard location. In this case, you can define __HINTS__ for cmake to search
for it. In particular, you would have to change the line
find_path(OCC_INC "Standard_Version.hxx" PATH_SUFFIXES opencascade include/opencascade)
find_path(OCC_INC "Standard_Version.hxx" HINTS MY_OCC_INCLUDE_FOLDER)
in the _CMakeLists.txt_ file of the top folder of Frackit, substituting
MY_OCC_INCLUDE_FOLDER with the path to the source files of [OpenCascade][2]
on your system. The same has to be done for the required packages of
[OpenCascade][2], i.e. in the line
find_library(OCC_LIB ${OCC}
you can define HINTS to your installation of [OpenCascade][2]. Once cmake finished
successfully, you could now compile the class documentation:
make doc_doxygen
and open it using a web browser, for example [chrome][9]:
google-chrome doc/doxygen/html/index.html
Moreover, you can build all example applications by typing
make build_example_applications
If this compiled successfully, you can go to the folder of the first example and
run it by typing:
cd appl/example1
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[9]: google-chrome-todo
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