Run LIGGGHTS on Windows 10 PC

Submitted by tangl on Mon, 01/28/2019 - 13:11


Four years ago I used LIGGGHTS for generating a 3D packing geometry. At that time I used a virtual machine and installed Ubuntu to run a LIGGGHTS simulation. I read in the documentation the following:

On a Windows box, you can skip making LIGGGHTS(R)-PUBLIC and simply download an executable, as described above, though the pre-packaged executables include only certain packages.

I need LIGGGHTS again now (to generate a 3D packing geometry). But I can not find where I can download an executable. Does anyone have experience with is?


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richti83 | Tue, 01/29/2019 - 10:48

I would recommend using CMake and built it yourself as described here:

alternatively I uploaded a vtk-enabled Liggghts-3.8.0 win-x64 binary here: (depends on successfull mpich2 installation and vcredist 2015)

Or you ask for a free CFDEM(R)WORKBENCH Starter here:
this includes MS MPI and a prebuild liggghts exe


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tangl | Tue, 01/29/2019 - 11:36

Hi Christian,

Thanks for your answer. I saw an old post of you about building it with Cmake. I tried that but didn't succeed. I also found the alternative of the free CFDEM(R)WORKBENCH Starter and requested for that.

And I just downloaded the liggghts executable you uploaded and after the installation of mpich2 it works!

Thanks again for your help!


fjloyola | Sun, 11/24/2019 - 03:46

Hello how are you?

I would appreciate it if you could share the download link to install liggghts on w10.