FAQ: Tips on automatically filling holes in the
How can I automatically fill holes in the mesh?
Here are some tips to automatically remove holes
1. If you are meshing internally (or all), use the -UTM command line option. This invokes an internal
flag to minimize the number of holes in a mesh. The
mesh method must be set to External when using
this option. Harpoon will keep all volumes as not just
the external one.
2. Use the -fillhole <number> option. An automatic hole
filling routine is used towards the end of meshing.
The default value is 5. This means that all holes with
edges less than 5 will be automatically filled (if possible).
Changing this to , say, 10 would fix more holes and
save manual fixing.
3. Some holes can be fixed by finding and filling
holes a number of times. To do this use the -fillall
<number> option. This will run the find/fill
hole loop that number of times. The default is set to
usage: harpoon -UTM -fillhole 10 fillall 3
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