Never Settle For Facets

Don't settle for Computational Fluid Dynamics (CFD) software that uses (abuses) facets (e.g., STL) as geometry. If your original geometry is analytic (CAD) then mesh it directly without the conversion to facets. Otherwise it's like you have to create two surface meshes. What's wrong with that? Plenty!

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If blocky (Minecraft) shapes ruled the world, then CFD with facets would be easy. Alas, not to be, as the world prefers curves.

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Re: Never Settle For Facets


Excellent discussion and I completely agree. I wrote a blog post about this at my past employer, Pointwise:

Keep up the good articles, Chris