Triangulation Exports


An OpenVSP model may be exported as a triangulated mesh such as an STL, TRI, OBJ, etc. For each of these formats, the resolution of the exported mesh will directly reflect the resolution of the OpenVSP tessellation shown in the workspace (Num U, Num W, clustering, etc.). Triangulated mesh formats will typically export as a single mesh or multi-solid mesh as appropriate for each type without providing the user an option. However, STL exports may be set up to write either a single mesh or a tagged multi-solid file. STL formats also have the option of exporting Prop components at the origin rather than in their set location in the model. This is useful when you wish to export a mesh of an isolated rotor at the origin without having to move it in the model.