Meshell

Automatic mesher for thin-shell structures in Rhino

With click of a button you get nicely meshed and properly connected thin structures, ready for FEM analysis.

Features

  • Optimal triangular meshing of surfaces, better than Rhino's algorithms
  • Uniform size remeshing of meshes
  • Automatic stitching of gaps between surfaces and meshes
  • Automatic resolving of complex intersections between meshes
  • Optimization and simplification of non-manifold edges after resolution of intersections

Future features

  • Resolving intersections and stitching that allows gaps between perpendicular surfaces
  • Adaptive-size meshing and remeshing
  • Automatic cleaning of small parts (e.g. artifacts after intersection)
  • Optimization of triangles quality
  • Re-checking if holes occured to be filled
  • Automatic cleaning of defective triangles
  • Interactive remeshing of specific parts
  • Quadragulation to obtain pure-quad or quad-dominant meshes

Installation


1. Download the ZIP archive by clicking the above button.

2. Extract the contents and double-click the .rhi file.

3. Rhino plug-in installer should atomatically start. Follow the instructions.

Usage

Enter MeshellAuto into the command line. Manipulate the following options:

  • Remesh = whether to use uniform remeshing techniques (On), or use default Rhino meshing techniques (Off)
  • BaseSize = how large should cells be
  • GapsTol = maximum tolerance for stitching gaps between objects
  • IntersectTol = maximum tolerance for intersection algorithms for non-manifolds

After preparing the options, simply select bunch of surfaces and/or meshes to be remeshed and merged.