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ADMESH(1)		    General Commands Manual		     ADMESH(1)

       ADMesh -	a program for processing triangulated solid meshes

       admesh [OPTION]... file

       ADMesh  is  a  program  for  processing triangulated solid meshes. Cur-
       rently, ADMesh only reads the STL file format that is  used  for	 rapid
       prototyping applications, although it can write STL, VRML, OFF, and DXF

       By default, ADMesh performs all of the mesh checking and	repairing  op-
       tions  on the input file.  This means that is checks exact, nearby, re-
       move-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 --write option.   If
       the following command line was input:

       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  in-
       crement	is  0.01% of the diameter of a sphere that encloses the	entire

       If any of the options --exact, --nearby,	--remove-unconnected,  --fill-
       holes,  --normal-directions,  --reverse-all,  --normal-values, or --no-
       check are given,	then no	other checks besides that one will be done un-
       less  they  are	specified or unless they are required by ADMesh	before
       the specified check can be done.	 For  example  the  following  command

       admesh --remove-unconnected sphere.stl

       would  first do an exact	check because it is required, and then the un-
       connected facets	would be removed.  The results would be	printed	and no
       other checks would be done.

	      Rotate CCW about x-axis by angle degrees

	      Rotate CCW about y-axis by angle degrees

	      Rotate CCW about z-axis by angle degrees

	      Mirror about the xy plane

	      Mirror about the yz plane

	      Mirror about the xz plane

	      Scale the	file by	factor (multiply by factor)

	      Translate	the file to x, y, and z

	      Merge file called	name with input	file

       -e, --exact
	      Only check for perfectly matched edges

       -n, --nearby
	      Find and connect nearby facets. Correct bad facets

       -t, --tolerance=tol
	      Initial tolerance	to use for nearby check	= tol

       -i, --iterations=i
	      Number of	iterations for nearby check = i

       -m, --increment=inc
	      Amount to	increment tolerance after iteration=inc

       -u, --remove-unconnected	Remove facets that have	0 neighbors

       -f, --fill-holes
	      Add facets to fill holes

       -d, --normal-directions
	      Check and	fix direction of normals(ie cw,	ccw)

	      Reverse the directions of	all facets and normals

       -v, --normal-values
	      Check and	fix normal values

       -c, --no-check
	      Don't do any check on input file

       -b, --write-binary-stl=name
	      Output a binary STL file called name

       -a, --write-ascii-stl=name
	      Output an	ascii STL file called name

	      Output a Geomview	OFF format file	called name

	      Output a DXF format file called name

	      Output a VRML format file	called name

       --help Display this help	and exit

	      Output version information and exit

       The functions are executed in the same order as the options shown here.
       So check	here to	find what happens if,  for  example,  --translate  and
       --merge options are specified together.	The order of the options spec-
       ified on	the command line is not	important.

       To perform all checks except for	nearby,	 the  following	 command  line
       would be	used:

       admesh  --exact	--remove-unconnected  --fill-holes --normal-directions
       --normal-values sphere.stl

       Actually, since the exact check is required by ADMesh before remove-un-
       connected,  and remove-unconnected is required before --fill-holes, the
       above command line could	be shortened as	follows	with the same results:

       admesh --fill-holes --normal-directions --normal-values sphere.stl

       And again the same results could	be achieved using the short options:

       admesh -fudev sphere.stl


       admesh -fdv sphere.stl

       The following command lines do the same thing:

       admesh sphere.stl

       admesh -fundev sphere.stl

       admesh -f -u -n -d -e -v	sphere.stl

       since the -fundev 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 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 MER-
       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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