ADMesh is free but Copyrighted software. It is distributed under the terms of the GNU General Public License (GPL). It is not in the public domain and its source code cannot be used in commercial software. Details of the GPL are in the file COPYING that comes with the ADMesh software package.
ADMesh can be obtained via http from: http://www.varlog.com/admesh-0.95.tar.gz
Information on how to install ADMesh is in the file http://www.varlog.com/INSTALL
And the manual is here (it is also in the distribution file) http://www.varlog.com/ADMESH.DOC
Send questions, comments, suggestions, etc. to me at firstname.lastname@example.org
================= Results produced by ADMesh version 0.95 ================= Input file : sphere.stl File type : Binary STL file Header : Processed by ADMesh version 0.95 ============== Size ============== Min X = -1.334557, Max X = 1.370952 Min Y = -1.377953, Max Y = 1.377230 Min Z = -1.373225, Max Z = 1.242838 ========= Facet Status ========== Original ============ Final ==== Number of facets : 3656 3656 Facets with 1 disconnected edge : 18 0 Facets with 2 disconnected edges : 3 0 Facets with 3 disconnected edges : 0 0 Total disconnected facets : 21 0 === Processing Statistics === ===== Other Statistics ===== Number of parts : 1 Volume : 10.889216 Degenerate facets : 0 Edges fixed : 24 Facets removed : 0 Facets added : 0 Facets reversed : 0 Backwards edges : 0 Normals fixed : 0
At this point ADMesh is only command-line driven and has no windowing capabilities. This should make it extremely easy to port to any UNIX-like system, and it shouldn't have any problems compiling on Windows NT, and some people have had success compiling it under DOS or Windows using DJGPP.
ADMesh was developed on a 486/66 with 16Mb running the Linux operating system. It has also been compiled and run on the following systems:
On my Linux system with 16Mb of memory, I can easily process files that have up to about 200,000 facets. Files larger than this can be processed, but the system begins to slow down significantly due to swapping. A system with more memory will be able to process greater numbers of facets more easily. Following are some indications of process times:
40,000 facets: 10 seconds 80,000 facets: 20 seconds 160,000 facets: 50 seconds 320,000 facets: 13 minutes (heavy swapping occurred)There are a few features that are "missing" from ADMesh but that might be added in the future. These include:
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