.stl geometry

Submitted by Anonymous on Tue, 01/28/2014 - 12:24
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Hi Colleagues,
I have problems with the .stl geometry rencently. I used SolidWorks to create
3D geometric models and then save them in .stl format as the mesh walls. However,
when I viewed the geometry with Paraview, they looked like solid. I noitced in the tutorial examples, all the geomery are surface mesh (please see the attached figures). the example.png is from the tutorial example, and the myexample.png shows my own example.

I failed to save plane/surface in the solidwork as .stl.

Does anyone know how to make surface mesh (not solid one) for the Liggghts. Thanks in advance for your expertise.

Best regards,

nasato | Thu, 02/06/2014 - 15:03

Hi Zyan,

I use the mesh module from Salome (http://www.salome-platform.org/) to generate my stl meshes. You have a good control of mesh size and usually generate stl in 3D solid models works fine. I use the 2D > algorithim Triangle (Mefisto) > hypothesis 2D: Automatic Triangulation. Then just adjust Max Length to refine your mesh as you prefer.