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Old   October 16, 2013, 08:32
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I have a .stl file which includes a volume which is open in one side. Now, I want to mesh inside this volume. If I define the point inside volume, it is considered as inside mesh? and I can have mesh inside volume? or the .stl file should be a closed volume?

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Old   October 16, 2013, 21:29
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Hi Reza,

If you wanna create mesh inside your body, you have to make sure your stl is closed. You can execute: surfaceCheck to see if its closed. If it said its non-closed. You have to modify yout stl. Sometimes its tough to do.

Of course there is another way dealing with this. You can generate a blockmesh. Make one of this patch coincide with your stl open patch.
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Old   October 17, 2013, 10:07
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Thank you.
As you said the volumes should be closed and otherwise it could not be solved.
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