|August 29, 2008, 03:48||
Hello: First, thank openfoa
Join Date: Mar 2009
Location: University Park, PA, USA
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First, thank openfoam team for the wondful tool snappyhexmesh. I am working on meshing a quite geometry now. I made the geometry from solidworks. Then converted the solidworks file to STL. The problem with solidworks is it exported the geometry as a whole surface. So I couldn't make patches in the stl file. As a workaround, I imported the stl file in Rhino and saved every surface (patch) as a stl file in ASCII format. Then I put all the stil files together (integrated stl file). When I ran snappyhexmesh, I got something like:
Shell **** does not support testing for inside
Probably it is not closed
I went back to open the integrated stl file in several different softwares ( blender, rhino and solidworks) and it looked that the stl file is closed. Does anybody here has a similar problem?
Is there any other way to makes patches for STL files in general?
Thank you so much.
|August 29, 2008, 05:48||
To use inside/outside we requi
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To use inside/outside we require every edge to have exactly two faces using it. Load in paraview, Filter->Feature Edges and switch on the 'non-manifold' edges. Disable all sharp angle ones (by setting angle to 180?).
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