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ST71.50.10.5 Reducing Solid Geometry to Surfaces for Plate Meshing
The document demonstrates geometry manipulation techniques within Strand7 which can be used to produce geometry suitable for plate meshing from solid CAD geometry. A model of a tank is used to demonstrate this reduction in geometric complexity.
The solid geometry of the tank is shown below.
Solid geometry essentially has more than double the number of faces needed to produce a surface mesh. In this example, the inner surface of the tank touches much less than the outer surface, so we will...

