[Gmsh] Finding entity properties

Christophe Geuzaine cgeuzaine at uliege.be
Mon Dec 4 13:10:24 CET 2017

> On 3 Dec 2017, at 11:40, andrew <armitatz at gmail.com> wrote:
> Hi,
> Is there a way to access the properties of an entity like area/volume/length?. For example in the Boolean.geo demo is there a command like
> Volume[8].Area or Volume[8].volume?

No, this is not trivial. The best way is to mesh the entity, and to compute the volume. See


for an example.

> Or is there a way to do it in the API?

Yes, you could use the new API to reproduce the same workflow as in the above script.


> kind regards
> Andrew
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Prof. Christophe Geuzaine
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