[Gmsh] howto import STEP/IGES/BREP file?

=?windows-1252?Q?Jean-Fran=8D=E7ois_Remacle?= jean-francois.remacle at uclouvain.be
Mon Feb 18 10:01:54 CET 2008

Edgar Last a écrit :
> Hi,
> the Gmsh website says
> "Gmsh can be linked with OpenCascade to provide support for STEP, IGES and BREP files."
> How do I do the linking? Is this procedure documented anywhere?

in gmsh/configure, there is a directive for designing the location  of 

./configure --with-occ-prefix=/usr/local/opencascade etc...

Open cascade can be downloaded form http://www.opencascade.org/

At this location, you can have pre-compiled versions of occ :


Note that we have ported OCC to Apple MAC OSX.

When linking is done, just do

gmsh foo.STEP

gmsh will treat files with extensions ".stp", ".step", ".STP" and 
".STEP" as STEP files.

JF Remacle

> And how do I import a STEP file and mesh it after the linking is done?
> Thanks
> Edgar
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