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.\" DO NOT MODIFY THIS FILE! It was generated by help2man 1.43.3.
.TH ADMESH "1" "July 2013" "ADMesh - version 0.96" "User Commands"
.TH ADMESH "1" 21/10/2013 "User Commands"
ADMesh \- a program for processing triangulated solid meshes
ADMesh - a program for processing triangulated solid meshes
.B admesh
[\fIOPTION\fR]... \fIfile\fR
ADMesh version 0.96
Copyright \(co 1995, 1996 Anthony D. Martin
ADMesh is a program for processing triangulated solid meshes. Currently, ADMesh only reads the STL file format that is used for rapid prototyping applications, although it can write STL, VRML, OFF, and DXF files.
By default, ADMesh performs all of the mesh checking and repairing options
on the input file. This means that is checks exact, nearby,
remove-unconnected, fill-holes, normal-directions, and normal-values. The
file type (ASCII or binary) is automatically detected. The input file is
not modified unless it is specified by the \fB--write\fP option. If the following
command line was input:
.B admesh sphere.stl
The file sphere.stl would be opened and read, it would be checked and fixed
if necessary, and the results of processing would be printed out. The
results would not be saved.
The default value for tolerance is the length of the shortest edge of the
mesh. The default number of iterations is 2, and the default increment is
0.01% of the diameter of a sphere that encloses the entire mesh.
If any of the options \fB--exact\fP, \fB--nearby\fP, \fB--remove-unconnected\fP, \fB--fill-holes\fP,
\fB--normal-directions\fP, \fB--reverse-all\fP, \fB--normal-values\fP, or \fB--no-check\fP are
given, then no other checks besides that one will be done unless they are
specified or unless they are required by ADMesh before the specified check
can be done. For example the following command line:
.B admesh --remove-unconnected sphere.stl
would first do an exact check because it is required, and then the
unconnected facets would be removed. The results would be printed and no
other checks would be done.
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So check here to find what happens if, for example, \fB\-\-translate\fR and \fB\-\-merge\fR
options are specified together. The order of the options specified on the
command line is not important.
The full documentation for
.B ADMesh
is maintained as a Texinfo manual. If the
.B info
.B ADMesh
programs are properly installed at your site, the command
.B info ADMesh
should give you access to the complete manual.
To perform all checks except for nearby, the following command line would be
.B admesh --exact --remove-unconnected --fill-holes --normal-directions --normal-values sphere.stl
Actually, since the \fBexact\fP check is required by ADMesh before
\fBremove-unconnected\fP, and \fBremove-unconnected\fP is required before \fB--fill-holes\fP,
the above command line could be shortened as follows with the same results:
.B admesh --fill-holes --normal-directions --normal-values sphere.stl
And again the same results could be achieved using the short options:
.B admesh -fudev sphere.stl
.B admesh -fdv sphere.stl
The following command lines do the same thing:
.B admesh sphere.stl
.B admesh -fundev sphere.stl
.B admesh -f -u -n -d -e -v sphere.stl
since the \fB-fundev\fP options are implied by default. To eliminate one of the
checks, just remove the letter of the check to eliminate from the "word" fundev.
For more information about the options and output read
.B admesh-doc.txt
- it is usually located in /usr/share/doc/admesh-x.xx dir.
Copyright (C) 1995, 1996 Anthony D. Martin <>
This program is free software; you can redistribute it and/or modify
it under the terms of the GNU General Public License as published by
the Free Software Foundation; either version 2 of the License, or
(at your option) any later version.
This program is distributed in the hope that it will be useful,
but WITHOUT ANY WARRANTY; without even the implied warranty of
GNU General Public License for more details.
You should have received a copy of the GNU General Public License along
with this program; if not, write to the Free Software Foundation, Inc.,
51 Franklin Street, Fifth Floor, Boston, MA 02110-1301 USA.

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