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       ADMesh - a program for processing triangulated solid meshes


       admesh [OPTION]... file


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

       By  default,  ADMesh  performs all of the mesh checking and repairing options on the input
       file.  This means that is checks exact, nearby,  remove-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 increment is 0.01% of the diameter of a
       sphere that encloses the entire mesh.

       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 unless they are specified or unless  they  are  required  by
       ADMesh before the specified check can be done.  For example the following command line:

       admesh --remove-unconnected sphere.stl

       would  first  do  an  exact  check because it is required, and then the unconnected 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 specified 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

       Actually,  since  the  exact  check  is  required by ADMesh before remove-unconnected, 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 MERCHANTABILITY or FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR  PURPOSE.
       See the GNU General 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.