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Old   April 3, 2021, 12:17
Question FOAM FATAL ERROR: No surfaces specified/found for entry: cylinder.stl
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I'm getting this error on running the surfaceFeatureExtract command.

--> FOAM FATAL ERROR: (openfoam-2012) No surfaces specified/found for entry: cylinder.stl From int main(int, char**) in file surfaceFeatureExtract.C at line 305. FOAM exiting
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Old   April 24, 2021, 05:19
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Make sure you have your cylinder.stl file in your constant/triSurface directory. Also what is your surfaceFeaturesExtractDict?
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Old   July 20, 2021, 19:33
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Hi, were you able to figure out the issue? I'm getting the same error following a tutorial and can't figure it out. As per the first comment, the cylinder.stl is in the TriSurface Folder, etc.

Here's the tutorial if you're wondering, seems like a great tutorial for importing CAD models but I just got stuck at this part: https://youtu.be/oc4V79F78AQ

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Hi Samuel,

You need to give more information about what you are doing: which OpenFOAM version do you use, what is inside you surfaceFeatureExtractDict, where is located your stl file, etc...

As for now, the only thing we can say is: the file in missing in the constant/triSurface directory, as stated in the error message. You will probably not get more help without giving more inputs about what you are doing.

Since linux is case-sensitive, be careful about the names of you files and directories (for instance: "triSurface" and not "TriSurface")

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Old   July 21, 2021, 14:31
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Hi Yann,

Apologies, I typed triSurface in wrong here (cases were right in the terminal). Figured out the issue though, if anyone else has this issue make sure the stl file being referenced is renamed "file.stl" rather than how it saves as "file.STL".
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