for use with FreeCAD 0.19
A short how-to install the Open Sourec Software , GMSH.
GMSH is a “Three-dimensional finite element mesh generator”, based on it’s package title.
From the package description itself:
Gmsh is a 3D finite element grid generator with a build-in CAD engine
and post-processor. Its design goal is to provide a fast, light and
user-friendly meshing tool with parametric input and advanced
You can find more detail about the system from it’s homepage:
In order to use the FEM Workbench on FreeCAD, you will may need to install Calculix.
The actual package name is: gmsh
The install on debian based systems is straight forward, the package distributed with Debian systems as 2019 will work with FreeCAD ( for now ):
sudo apt install gmsh
For use with FreeCAD that’s pretty much all you need to do.
If you are using Windows or somehting other than a Debian based system head over to the website, they have Downloads for Windows, Mac and it is also available as source from github.