US 11,756,266 B1
Systems and methods for constructing conformal connections between meshes
Wenyan Wang, Wilmette, IL (US); Shuli Yang, Wilmettle, IL (US); and Jan Ivan Vilhem Frykestig, Torsby (SE)
Assigned to ANSYS Germany GmbH, Canonsburg, PA (US)
Filed by ANSYS, Inc., Canonsburg, PA (US)
Filed on Feb. 18, 2022, as Appl. No. 17/675,287.
Application 17/675,287 is a continuation of application No. 15/955,849, filed on Apr. 18, 2018, granted, now 11,282,274.
Claims priority of provisional application 62/487,568, filed on Apr. 20, 2017.
This patent is subject to a terminal disclaimer.
Int. Cl. G06T 17/20 (2006.01); G06F 30/20 (2020.01)
CPC G06T 17/20 (2013.01) [G06F 30/20 (2020.01)] 17 Claims
OG exemplary drawing
1. A computer-implemented method comprising:
displaying an existing mesh representing physical objects via a graphical user interface (GUI) of a computer-aided design modeling system using a processing system, wherein a gap region adjacent to the existing mesh is defined between a first surface mesh and an outermost cell layer of the existing mesh;
generating, using the processing system, a second surface mesh based on the outermost cell layer of the existing mesh, wherein the existing mesh comprises the outermost cell layer and a remaining mesh; and
generating, using the processing system, a polyhedral mesh to fill a domain between the first surface mesh and the second surface mesh, the polyhedral mesh conformally connected to the remaining mesh and the first surface mesh.