On Linux, the official manner to install code_aster as a standalone package is to download the souces and compile from scratch. We provide here an easy way to install Code_Aster on Windows.
Install Code_Aster for windows
Download Code_Aster for windows provided in the download page.
Right click on the downloaded file and choose “extract all…”.
That’s it ! For users of the previous version, the mklink symbolic link is not needed anymore.
Test your Code_Aster installation
Open a cmd prompt, you can find it from the start menu by typing “cmd” in the search bar.
Navigate into the extracted Code_Aster directory with the console and run :
install\bin\as_run.bat --test forma01a
Code_Aster will run the predefined testcase forma01a from the testing\tests directory, it should display at the end:
DIAGNOSTIC JOB : OK
Once Code_Aster successfully runs on your Windows machine, you may consider to use a graphical interface such as Salome. Then, the post Beginning with Salome and Code_Aster for Windows provides a first step by step example, and Salome-Meca tutorials deal with more advanced feature.