This page is still a work in progress. We are aiming to bring in the old documentation we have from blueCFD-Core 2.3-1, but the objective is to contribute as much as possible to the openfoamwiki.net website, so that everyone can contribute.
Table of content:
A short video tutorial is available at blueCFD-Core: Install How-To @ YouTube for blueCFD-Core 2016-1 and is shown below as well:
The installation steps are very similar for blueCFD-Core 2017, therefore this video is still representative.
If you already have 2016-1 installed, you can update by running the installer for 2016-2 and use the same installation steps. The installer should inherit the installation settings on its own.
A 40 minute video tutorial is available at blueCFD-Core: OpenFOAM® tutorial 1 How-To @ YouTube and is shown below as well:
If you’re developping or building OpenFOAM technology from source code, then check the instructions already available on our wiki.
We are gradually adding ports of popular community projects to blueCFD-Core.
Please follow the respective wiki pages for the project you want to build:
blueCFD-Core does not provide a GUI for using OpenFOAM, but there are already several GUIs developed by others that use blueCFD-Core:
DHCAE Tools CastNet has worked on Windows with blueCFD-Core since 2009-10, namely when blueCFD-Core was originally launched as blueCFD 1.6-1.
MantiumFlow - CFD Simulation Software by MantiumCAE started working with blueCFD-Core 2016-1.