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4This directory contains sources of Open CASCADE Technology (OCCT), a collection
5of C++ libraries providing services for 3D surface and solid modeling, CAD data
6exchange, and visualization. OCCT can be best applied in development of
7software dealing with 3D modeling (CAD), manufacturing / measuring (CAM) or
8numerical simulation (CAE).
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10The OCCT code is subject to the Open CASCADE Technology Public License Version
116.5 (the "License"). You may not use the content of the relevant files except in
12compliance with the License. Please see the LICENSE file or obtain a copy of the
13License at http://www.opencascade.org and read it completely before using this
14software.
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16In order to build OCCT libraries from these sources for use in your program,
17you need to:
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191. Download, build, and install the required third-party libraries.
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21 Follow the instructions provided in the documents titled "Building 3rd party
22 products for OCCT" on http://dev.opencascade.org/?q=home/resources for
23 installation and building.
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252. Install and configure WOK development environment.
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27 See http://dev.opencascade.org/?q=home/resources for the latest build of the
28 WOK and instructions of configuring it.
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303. Use WOK to generate build scripts or project files for your compiler,
31 then build the libraries.
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33Note that you may use also the pre-processed source packages that include
34makefiles and projects, or binary packages, available for official releases of
35OCCT at http://www.opencascade.org. In this case however you will not be able
36to re-generate derived files after changing the CDL files (requires WOK).
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38The current version of OCCT can be consulted in the file
39src/Standard/Standard_Version.hxx
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41For more information regarding OCCT code development please consult the official
42OCCT Collaborative Development Portal:
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44 http://dev.opencascade.org