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72b7576f 1Building with MS Visual C++ {#dev_guides__building__msvc}
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4This file describes steps to build OCCT libraries from complete source
5archive on Windows with MS Visual C++.
6
7If you are building OCCT from bare sources (as in Git repository), or do some
8changes affecting CDL files, you need to use WOK to re-generate header files
e5bd0d98 9and build scripts / projects. See \ref dev_guides__building__wok for instructions.
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11Before building OCCT, you need to install required third-party libraries; see
12OCCT_Build3rdParty_Windows.pdf for instructions.
13
141. Edit file custom.bat to define environment:
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16 - VCVER - version of Visual Studio (vc8, vc9, vc10 or vc11),
17 and relevant VCVARS path
18 - ARCH - architecture (32 or 64), affects only PATH variable for execution
19 - HAVE_* - flags to enable or disable use of optional third-party products
20 - CSF_OPT_* - paths to search for includes and binaries of all used
21 third-party products
22
232. Launch msvc.bat to start Visual Studio with all necessary environment
24 variables defined.
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26 Note: the MSVC project files are located in folders adm\\msvc\\vc[9-11].
27 Binaries are produced in win32 or win64 folders.
28
293. Build with Visual Studio
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31To start DRAW, launch draw.bat.