cfMesh is a library for mesh generation built on OpenFOAM and foam-extend.
Binaries and the source code can be downloaded from open source project cfMesh @ SourceForge.net.
- cfMesh is already integrated into foam-extend since version 3.2.
- cfMesh is already integrated into OpenFOAM+ since version v1712.
- The last stable version 1.1.2 in the cfMesh project at SourceForge.net supported foam-extend 4.0 and OpenFOAM 4.0.
- After that, development branch in the official git repository does provide support for OpenFOAM+ and foam-extend, although it is possible to build with OpenFOAM versions 5 and 6 after some minor tweaking.
2.1 Installation instructions on OpenFOAM 5 and 6
There are two sets of instructions you can follow:
- Using the official repository - which lets you use the most recent developments in cfMesh, but requires you to make any additional modifications to the source code yourself, following the instructions provided there.
- Using an adapted fork of cfMesh - which provides simpler instructions on how to download and compile cfMesh with OpenFOAM 5 or 6, may not be as up to date on the developments as the official cfMesh repository.
2.1.1 Using the official repository
Assuming that you already have git installed, you can download the source code by using the following commands, after activating the desired OpenFOAM shell environment:
mkdir - p $FOAM_RUN cd $FOAM_RUN/.. git clone https://git.code.sf.net/p/cfmesh/code cfmesh cd cfmesh git checkout development
Then the change that needs to be done to the source code is as follows:
diff --git a/meshLibrary/Make/options b/meshLibrary/Make/options index fa47820..a2dcd7c 100644 --- a/meshLibrary/Make/options +++ b/meshLibrary/Make/options @@ -14,9 +14,8 @@ ifeq (OpenFOAM,$(findstring OpenFOAM,$(WM_PROJECT))) endif endif -ifeq (v, $(findstring v, $(WM_PROJECT_VERSION))) - CFMESH_MACROS += -DOpenCFDSpecific -endif +# Use the same macro for OpenFOAM.com and OpenFOAM.org +CFMESH_MACROS += -DOpenCFDSpecific ifeq ($(WM_PROJECT), foam) VER := $(shell expr `echo $(WM_PROJECT_VERSION)` \>= 3.2)
Then it's just a matter of running the following commands:
./Allwmake > log.make 2>&1 ./Allwmake
The first command will send all of the screen output into the file log.make, so you will not see much going on, since it's being logged inside that file. The second command will then check if everything went well and it should complain if something went wrong.
2.1.2 Using an adapted fork of cfMesh
Assuming that you already have git installed and after activating the desired OpenFOAM shell environment, run the following commands:
mkdir - p $FOAM_RUN cd $FOAM_RUN/.. git clone https://github.com/blueCFD/cfMesh.git cd cfMesh git checkout development-OF5x ./Allwmake > log.make 2>&1 ./Allwmake
- The first command will send all of the screen output into the file log.make, so you will not see much going on, since it's being logged inside that file.
- The second command will then check if everything went well and it should complain if something went wrong.
- 24 December 2018 - Restructured page and provided more details on where cfMesh is provided and how to install it on OpenFOAM 5 and 6.
- 16 June 2014 - Quick page deployment based on template and added link to the cfMesh 1.0 source code.