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Re: adding support for OCCT


It did work for me on archlinux, as in it could build. But when exporting
with kicad2step it seems like it does not export the complete model.

Den 11. nov. 2017 03.55 skrev "Simon Wells" <swel024@xxxxxxxxx>:

Currently kicad only supports OCE but with FreeCAD moving to occt by
default it seems this might not be the best long term solution

Currently OCE (which is 0.18) is based on OCCT 6.9 where as OCCT has
released 7.3. This was one of the primary reasons that FreeCAD chose to
move to OCCT by default

What i am thinking is

or -DKICAD_USE_OCC and the options change from OFF/ON to OFF/OCCT/OCE/ON
with ON being autoish.

By default ON would first check for OCE and if its found it would use that,
if it was not found then it would check for OCCT. Where OCCT/OCE would
force it to use the specific package.

I have checked to see whether kicad can build/run with OCCT and found no
issues with OCCT 7.2 except needing to remove 2 #include's, Nick tried it
with OCCT 6.9 i believe and found it did not work, then tried with 7.0+ and
it did work. but we could say that version 7 of OCCT is required.

OCCT/OCE and their version would also be added to the copy version info
window to provide additional runtime/buildtime information for debugging.


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