As exemplified in the FAQ entry How to install and/or use another version of ParaView, it’s possible to change the default installation of ParaView.
But what about adding other applications, such as Gmsh?
The following are the standard installation steps, for which is given an example on how to install Gmsh and can these steps can be used to install other applications as well:
Browse to the folder where blueCFD-Core is installed, by using the shortcut
available in the Windows Start menu, in menu Programs or Applications and
look for the blueCFD-Core 2016 menu entry, then click on the shortcut
It should have opened Windows Explorer and it should show the folder where
blueCFD-Core is installed. From there, navigate to the sub-folder
Now copy the file
Edit the file
gmsh.sh; you can right-click on the file and choose
with Notepad2 to edit it.
Change the path in the last line:
to something like this:
Save the file (menu
File -> Save) and close Notepad2’s window.
Go back to the opened Windows Explorer window, navigate back to the main
folder for blueCFD-Core and then go into the folder
Open an Internet browser and download the official Gmsh ZIP package from here: http://gmsh.info/#Download
Unpack manually the downloaded package - e.g.
into a temporary folder.
After unpacking, it should have created a folder with a long name - e.g.
gmsh-3.0.4-Windows. Rename it to
Now move this folder
gmsh into the
AddOns folder in initial Windows
Explorer window, where this
AddOns folder was open.
Start new blueCFD-Core terminal and try it out.
If you already have a terminal open, you can run the following command:
gmsh should be ready to use.
Side note: The folder structure inside
AddOns should look something like this:
. ├── gmsh │ ├── CREDITS.txt │ ├── demos │ ├── gmsh.exe │ ├── LICENSE.txt │ ├── onelab.py │ ├── README.txt │ └── tutorial ├── gnuplot │ ├── bin │ ├── BUGS │ ├── ChangeLog │ ├── contrib │ ├── Copyright │ ├── Copyright-ja.txt │ ├── demo │ ├── docs │ ├── etc │ ├── license │ ├── NEWS │ ├── README │ ├── README-Windows.txt │ ├── README-Windows-ja.txt │ ├── RELEASE_NOTES │ └── share ├── MSMPI71_MSMpiSetup.exe ├── notepad2 │ ├── License.txt │ ├── Notepad2.exe │ ├── Notepad2.ini │ └── Notepad2.txt └── ParaView ├── bin ├── data ├── doc └── lib