[Gmsh] building of gmsh2

walter steffè steffe at tiscali.it
Wed Feb 7 18:55:49 CET 2007

On Wednesday 07 February 2007 12:55, you wrote:
> walter steffè wrote:
> > Hi
> >
> > Thanks for your help. Now the compilation has been completed with no
> > errors.
> >
> > Then I have imported and meshed (2D) a step file of a quite large object.
> > The visualization is very fast.
> >
> > I have noticed that in the options/geometry/general there is the
> > possibility to remove duplicate entities but only for the geo files.
> > I would like to perform a merging of coincident faces that are shared by
> > different parts of a step file.  Possibly I would like to perform a
> > similar operation also when the faces are not equal but have a part in
> > common. In this case I would like to perform the merging of the common
> > part only.
> If you know your way around OpenCascade, you could implement this in the
> "HealGeometry" function in Geo/GModelIO_OCC.cpp.

I have never used the OpenCascade library and I am worried that I would need a 
long time to learn it. I will do that if it is the only way but I am 
wondering about the feasibility of an other option. 

It seems to me (but I do not have really checked) that the healing operations 
I need are available in the python scripting of salome. On the salome site I 
have also seen a page (under construction) speaking of the future 
availability of a gmsh plugin for salome.  I prefer to use gmsh then the 
mephisto mesher (which is already available in the salome environment) 
because I had a better experience with it and I have already customized gmsh 
in order to write a mesh file that is well suited to my application.

So, if possible, I would like to have an idea of the time needed for a first 
release of the gmsh plugin for salome.