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Manual Reference Pages  -  GMSH (1)

NAME

Gmsh - 3D finite element mesh generator with built-in CAD engine and post-processor

CONTENTS

Synopsis
Description
Geometry Options
Mesh Options
Post-processing Options
Display Options
Other Options
Authors
See Also

SYNOPSIS

gmsh [file(s)] [option(s)]

DESCRIPTION

Gmsh is a 3D finite element grid generator with a build-in CAD engine and post-processor. Its design goal is to provide a fast, light and user-friendly meshing tool with parametric input and advanced visualization capabilities.

Gmsh is built around four modules: geometry, mesh, solver and post-processing. The specification of any input to these modules is done either interactively using the graphical user interface or in ASCII text files using Gmsh’s own scripting language.

GEOMETRY OPTIONS

-0 parse all input files, output unrolled geometry, and exit.
-tol float
  set geometrical tolerance.

MESH OPTIONS

-1 perform the one-dimensional mesh, i.e., discretize all the curves in the geometry.
-2 perform the two-dimensional mesh, i.e., discretize all the surfaces in the geometry.
-3 perform the three-dimensional mesh, i.e., discretize all the volumes in the geometry.
-part int
  partition the mesh after batch mesh generation.
-saveall
  save all elements (and discard all physical group definitions).
-o file
  specify mesh output file name.
-format string
  set output mesh format (msh, msh1, msh2, unv, vrml, stl, mesh, bdf, p3d, cgns, med, fea).
-bin use binary format when available.
-algo string
  select mesh algorithm (meshadapt, del2d, front2d, del3d, front3d).
-smooth int
  set number of mesh smoothing steps.
-optimize[_netgen]
  optimize quality of tetrahedral elements.
-order int
  set mesh order.
-clscale float
  set global scaling factor to the mesh characteristic lengths in the model.
-clmin float
  Set minimum characteristic length.
-clmax float
  Set maximum characteristic length.
-clcurv
  Compute characteristic lengths from curvatures.
-rand float
  set random perturbation factor.
-bgm file
  load the post-processing view in file as the current background mesh.
-check perform various consistency checks on mesh.

POST-PROCESSING OPTIONS

-noview
  hide all views at startup.
-link int
  choose link mode between post-processing views (0, 1, 2, 3, 4).
-combine
  combine input views into multi-time-step ones.

DISPLAY OPTIONS

-nodb suppress the double buffer. Use this options if you use Gmsh on a remote host without GLX.
-fontsize int
  specify the font size for the GUI.
-theme string
  specify the FLTK GUI scheme.
-display string
  specify display.

OTHER OPTIONS

- parse input files, then exit.
-a, -g, -m, -s, -p start in automatic, geometry, mesh, solver or post-processing mode.
-pid print pid on stdout.
-listen
  always listen to incoming connection requests.
-v int set verbosity level.
-nopopup
  don’t popup dialog windows in scripts.
-string string
  parse option string at startup.
-option file
  parse option file at startup.
-convert files
  Convert files into latest binary formats, then exit.
-version
  show version number.
-info show detailed version information.
-help show help message.

AUTHORS

Christophe Geuzaine (cgeuzaine@ulg.ac.be) and Jean-Francois Remacle (jean-francois.remacle@uclouvain.be).

SEE ALSO

getdp(1),
Gmsh examples (/usr/share/doc/gmsh-*/),
Gmsh homepage (http://gmsh.info).

The full documentation for Gmsh is maintained as a Texinfo manual. If the info and gmsh programs are properly installed at your site, the command
info gmsh
should give you access to the complete manual.

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