Hello everyone, I am currently using PrePoMax interface with CalculiX processor to FEA purposes. However, I need to do a steady state dynamic analysis in my structure and PrePoMax does not support it at this time, even though CalculiX does. For this, I need to modify the input file and run it on CalculiX standalone.
I managed to install CalculiX 2.16 on Linux using this tutorial, but I want to install it on my Windows laptop so I don’t need to boot the Linux OS for this. I tried to install the bconverged distribution but I’m doing something wrong and cannot spot the mistake, what happens is that when I run an analysis the resulting “Data Sets” does not appear on CGX visualization, and I don’t know why. I know it is my mistake, but I have not enough experience to track it.
If you guys have some good tutorial to install it on my machine, I appreciate. It would help me a lot!
In prepomax installation folder look for /Solver subfolder and there you have the ccx exe file, just add that folder to your path or call it directly using an absolute path. Start a windows command prompt (cmd) and launch calculix: ccx -i myjob
ccx executable sometimes has extra characters in the name
Thank you very much @JuanP74 and @Calc_em , I’ve managed to conduct my desired analysis without any software instalation. It was easier than I expected, hopefully this thread can help somebody in the future.