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Old   June 7, 2011, 17:57
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Has anyone any experience of MegaCADS ?

http://www.megacads.dlr.de/

I can see very little reference to it on this forum , or anywhere for that matter, I'd be interested to know whether anybody has got it running and therefore its worth my effort in installing a suitable OS.

I suppose getting to export something that Openfoam would understand would be the next challenge...

http://www.cfd-online.com/Forums/mai...-megacads.html
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Old   June 21, 2011, 09:12
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Hi!

I'm also trying desperately to get this software to work.

I've emailed them, but I can't access the ftp address they provide.

Do you know how to go about it?

Any help would be great!
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Old   June 21, 2011, 09:20
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Fill in the online form and they email you some usernames and passwords.

Just navigating to the ftp site does not enable you to download it, but if you use a client like Filezilla and enter a username and password you get access.
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Hi there,


I used MegaCADs whilst working on my bachelor thesis at the DLR. I was using it in conjunction with the DLR Tau-Code, thus I am not quite sure if it's easily possible to export the grids to a format which can be converted to OpenFOAM format.

MegaCADs is pretty good for generating block-structured meshes but the learning curve is very, very steep. I've written a small tutorial for this piece of software, but unfortunately it is entirely in german.

In a nutshell: if you're looking for a grid generation software for creating structured grids around more or less simple geometries and don't have problems with facing the troubles installing and using it, then go ahead, I strongly recommend it then.


If you have further questions feel free to ask.


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Hello,

This presentation gave me an first insight into MegaCads:
http://www.vzlu.cz/download.php?file=235

I feel free to ask you Felix, if you could provide me the mentioned paper in my native language

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Is this software still available ? The website has no
link for downloading and the last post on this forum
regarding MegaCads indicated they do not answer
email. Looks interesting though.

http://www.megacads.dlr.de/


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Yes, it is still available. About one month ago I contacted the DLR MegaCads-Team via megacads@dlr.de and received a copy.
I'm running it on Ubuntu 14.04 64 bit.
Right now I'm working on a mesh conversion utility to convert MegaCads meshes into OpenFOAM PolyMesh-format.

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That's good to know dhbw. Do you plan to make the
conversion utility available?
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If I get it right some day I will. Single-block works already though I'm still working on multi-block implementation. Did you get your MegaCads copy in the meanwhile?
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If I get it right some day I will. Single-block works already though I'm still working on multi-block implementation. Did you get your MegaCads copy in the meanwhile?
Guess I need to mention, the conversion utility is written in Scilab script language. So you will need to have that too. I bounded it to Scilab since I'm using MegaCads meshes in an own Scilab CFD code.
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If I get it right some day I will. Single-block works already though I'm still working on multi-block implementation. Did you get your MegaCads copy in the meanwhile?

Guess I need to mention, the conversion utility is written in Scilab script language. So you will need to have that too. I bounded it to Scilab since I'm using MegaCads meshes in an own Scilab CFD code.
In the meanwhile I rewrote the tool in C++. Much quicker now and it also includes some fancy mesh-manipulation-schemes such as revolution or extrusion of 2D meshes.
Currently supported output formats are OpenFOAM BlockMeshDict (ASCII) and Tecplot (ASCII). Input has to be provided in MegaCads (FLOWer) format at this time.
I hope I can make it available soon and maybe it can help making MegaCads or "real" structured meshing a bit more popular (in terms of freely available OpenFOAM meshers).
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I hope I can make it available soon
Hello dhbw! If you decide to make it available, could you post here the link? We'll be very grateful to you!
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Hello galogen,

actually, the current version is ready to publish and under heavy use in our research. Unfortunately, I'm still waiting for permission to make it officially available. But I'll put the link here asap.
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Old   November 21, 2016, 07:22
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Well, here it is...
1. Extract
2. Place somewhere on your machine and define an alias
3. Execute by
Code:
$ bloomyboxx-alias <MegaCads mesh file>
The tool provides:
I. Mesh conversion: MegaCads to Tecplot, GMSH, OpenFOAM
II. Mesh manipulation: Cleaning, scaling, translation, extrusion, rotation, revolution, axisymmetric revolution, mirroring

It has a text based menu and thus should be self-descriptive. However, I will soon upload a paper describing it in detail.

Enjoy!
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Old   November 22, 2016, 06:47
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If you want the paper, send me a private message.
Unfortunately the file is too large to upload.
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Old   November 28, 2016, 07:09
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To test bloomyboxx and to get an impression of what MegaCads mesh data may look like, here is a sample grid.

For the use with bloomyboxx, simply use the '*.FLOWer' file.

For the use with MegaCads: Store the files somewhere, adapt the two paths in the 'SAVE_PROC_FILE_edit_before_use' properly and save as 'SAVE_PROC_FILE'. Now initialise MegaCads in the corresponding directory.
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Old   December 2, 2016, 10:25
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I have been asked quite some times now about how to install MegaCads on Ubuntu. For those of you who do struggle to install MegaCads on Ubuntu, I wrote a step-by-step instruction:
http://www.cfd-online.com/Forums/ope...on-ubuntu.html
Hope it helps...
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Old   March 2, 2017, 03:40
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I updated the BLoOMYBOXX utillity. It now offers direct OpenFOAM PolyMesh export with automatic patch generation (no more manual patching needed). Compared to the old BlockMeshDict approach, it is furthermore much, much faster. Even for large grids it now in general takes only seconds to fully convert the mesh.

Additional manipulation routines:
  • Mesh-clone patterns (linear and circular)
  • Block extracting/deleting
  • Mesh appending
  • Block boundary collapsing: This feature automatically lets you collapse/connect disjoint (by small gaps) block boundaries based on an absolute search radius for each boundary node. Very useful e.g. when trying to connect disjoint mesh regions that have been generated as circular clone pattern or to remove other small gaps.
Hope it's of use.

If you want the BLoOMYBOXX reference paper, send me a private message.

NOTE/EDIT: On Ubuntu 14 systems the native version of BLoOMYBOXXV1.5 seems to bail on start-up. So, if you are using an older system try the 'bloomyboxxV1.5Ubuntu14' version first. If you still encounter problems, please let me know.
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