[SciPy-user] Use of Scipy in a students final year mechanical engineering project.

Travis N. Vaught travis at enthought.com
Mon Aug 7 06:00:19 CDT 2006

Gael Varoquaux wrote:
> On Mon, Aug 07, 2006 at 09:53:31AM +0200, William Hunter wrote:
>> 1) Why don't you you do a small FEA program, assuming that you have
>> knowledge of this? Something simple where you can define 2D geometry
>> with AutoCAD or anything that can save in DXF format. You'll have to
>> read in the DXF file, represent with Matplotlib, mesh it (perhaps
>> using Delaunay), apply loads and constraints and solve the system. Or
>> perhaps just some aspects of this?
> If something that reads DXF files and is able to plot them with
> matplotlib (and describe them with numpy arrays) come out with an open
> source licence, I think many people would be interested.
> I know the guys at enthought have some code that does something like
> this, so they may be able to help you with that project. However, they
> make a living selling this thing, so I don't know how much of their
> knowledge they will be willing to share (and that's quite
> understandable).
We actually read/write STL format files in our recent project and use 
tvtk for the visualization.

Some of this _is_ necessarily closed, but we'd be glad to discuss what 
we've done and there's an off-chance there may be some things we could 



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