Data Provider Framework

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CEETRON Data Provider Framework is a framework for writing data providers that can be plugged into applications based on CEETRON Envision for Desktop. This includes CEETRON Envision Demo Analyzer and the RemoteModel server (CeeCloudServer) in CEETRON Envision for Web. The same plugin can be used both in cloud and desktop.

The DataProvider enables the user to provide the following data based on a given ModelKey:

  • Meta data about the given model: Number of states, geometries, results, sets

  • CAE model with elements and nodes

  • Results: Scalar, Vector, Displacements and Tensor (Stress and Strain)

  • Rigid body transformations

  • Element sets

The DataProvider also supports communicating updated data to the host application. This is done via the pollForChanges() method which will be called at regular intervals by host applications that have polling support. This methods allows for notifying the host application that data has changed (using the CDPChangeNotifications interface), and the host will then ask for the updated data whenever needed.

The following modifications are supported:

  • Results: Modified, added and deleted

  • States: Modified meta data (name and reference value), added and deleted

  • Geometry: Modified

Finally, there is way to communicate with the data provider from the client (web) or host (desktop) application. By implementing the handleClientRequest() method a data provider can respond to queries, modify the data or do some other custom operation. As with pollForChanges(), there is a mechanism to notify the host that the data has changed, as well as communicate custom data back to the client (via the CDPClientResponse interface).

Distribution content

  • CMakeLists.txt: Main CMake file (used for building the framework and example apps).

  • DataProviderHostLib: Library used by host applications to interface with data providers, e.g. example applications, EnvisionWeb and Analyzer Desktop.

  • DataProviderPlugin: Header only library defining the interfaces needed for developing a plugin. A custom plugin has no external dependencies (not depending on DataProviderHostLib).

  • ExampleApps: A TestDriver for interrogating and validating a plugin with a given model key.

  • ExamplePlugins: MinimalPlugin: A small example showing how to create a plugin.

Supported platforms

Envision Data Provider Framework supports most compilers on most platforms. It has been tested on:

  • Windows: VS2015, VS2017 and VS2019

  • Linux: Ubuntu 14, Ubuntu18, CentOS7

  • MacOS: MacOS 10.14, 10.15, Xcode 10 and 11

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