[Gmsh] Default characteristic length for opencascade models

Jeremy Theler jeremy at seamplex.com
Tue Jan 17 12:54:55 CET 2017

Hi all

How is the default characteristic length associated to the points of a
merged opencascade model (i.e. step, brep, etc). Say I have a .geo that
only contains

Merge "model.step";

How is the mesh size computed? Is there a way to define a "default
characteristic length"? So far what I am doing is

Characteristic Length { 1:10000 } = expression;

and expect the model to have less than ten thousand points.

Is there a cleaner way?

Jeremy Theler

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