addplanarsolid command syntax

gabcavicchiogabcavicchio Member Posts: 3
edited April 19 in Photonics


I have some problem with the syntax of the command addplanarsolid. I don't understand how the facets of the solid should be specified: in what order should the vertex be passed?

Thanks in advance


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  • gabcavicchiogabcavicchio Posts: 5Member

    Thank you for your answer.

    At the end I looked at the picture in the reference and I made it work. The facet is defined correctly if the vertice sequence identifies the outer normal vector to the facet. Similarly if I want to draw a hole in an existing facet I must define the vertices sequence such that they describe the inner normal to the figure.

    Actually this mechanism should be more explicit in the documentation in my opinion, it would save a lot of time .

  • kjohnsonkjohnson Posts: 204Ansys Employee

    I'm glad to hear that your geometry is working now. Thank you for the feedback on the documentation, when I get a chance I will take a look at this page to see if the vertex ordering can be explained better.

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