Virtual prototype of the orb 6 DOF encoder

Energy storage is one of the biggest challenges that must be overcome to enable renewable energy utilization in transportation. The goal of the orb project is to develop open-source technologies for spherical energy storage flywheel systems. The orb project is hosted and GitHub. A 6 DOF encoder is needed to make this thing work. The […]

PythonOCC and SMESH

PythonOCC and SMESH The SMESH module that is included in the PythonOCC distribution has a lot to offer in terms of advanced CAD meshing techniques and therefore deserves some special attention. With this blog post I will try to shed some light on  SMESH’s capabilities and the merits it has to offer for the PythonOCC […]


Pycado is an object oriented 3D CAD scripting language based on pythonocc with a graphical interactive editor. See for more information.

PythonOCC as pre-processor

Perhaps you’ve taken note of the work we’ve put in such that PythonOCC is capable of FEM meshing. However, so far we were not able to add groups ( boundary conditions ) to the mesh, but yesterday this issue was resolved. Getting rid of a single character was all it took. However trivial the fix […]