geometry-central uses CMake for to configure the build system. The basic workflow for downloading and compiling geometry-central via a terminal is:
git clone --recurse-submodules https://github.com/nmwsharp/geometry-central.git cd geometry-central mkdir build && cd build cmake -DCMAKE_BUILD_TYPE=Release .. make -j4
However, since geometry-central is just a library, this does not build any executables, it merely compiles the library.
You can add geometry-central to an existing project’s
add_subdirectory("path/to/geometry-central") # wherever you put it target_link_libraries(your-project-target geometry-central)
When using Visual Studio on Windows, CMake can be used (either via the terminal or gui) to generate Visual Studio project and solution files. The project has been verified to compile out of the box with Visual Studio 2017 & 2019 (older versions not tested).
Compile flags & options
The library includes a few optional safety checks which are performed at runtime, even in release mode. Such checks are generally very cheap yet quite useful. Nonetheless, adding the
NGC_SAFETY_CHECKS define will disable all optional safety checks, for a very small increase in performance.