Hello Ruth Vazquez ,

Thank you very much. If I use the same procedure (boolean fragments) to enclose 
a concentric cylinders within

a cube, it results in 2D meshes. Can you please let me know what I am doing 
wrong here ?


SetFactory("OpenCASCADE");
Mesh.Algorithm3D = 4; // 3D mesh algorithm (1=Delaunay, 4=Frontal, 5=Frontal 
Delaunay, 6=Frontal Hex, 7=MMG3D, 9=R-tree)
R = 0.01;
R1 = 0.05;
w = R;
Box(1) = {-R1,-R1,-R1, 2*R1,2*R1,2*R1};

Cylinder(2) = {0, 0, -0.9*R1, 0, 0, 1.6*R1, 0.2*R, 2*Pi};   // inner cylinder
Cylinder(3) = {0, 0, -0.9*R1, 0, 0, 1.6*R1, 0.25*R, 2*Pi};   // inner cylinder
Cylinder(4) = {0, 0, -0.9*R1, 0, 0, 1.6*R1, 0.9*R, 2*Pi};   // inner cylinder
Cylinder(5) = {0, 0, -0.9*R1, 0, 0, 1.6*R1, 1*R, 2*Pi};    //outer cylinder

aa() = BooleanFragments{ Volume{1}; Delete; }{ Volume{2,3,4,5}; Delete;};

Physical Volume(600) = {aa(0)};
Physical Volume(601) = {aa(1)};
Physical Volume(602) = {aa(2)};
Physical Volume(603) = {aa(3)};
Physical Volume(604) = {aa(4)};

Mesh.CharacteristicLengthMax = 0.001;



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Earth and Life Institute/Environmental Sciences (ELI-e)
Université catholique de Louvain
c.037, Croix du Sud 2, Louvain-la-Neuve, Belgium
Phone: 010473827 ( intercom 73827)

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   1. Re: Create a 3D cube with each face having a physical surface
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Date: Fri, 9 Feb 2018 13:34:20 +0000
From: Ruth Vazquez Sabariego <ruth.sabari...@kuleuven.be>
To: Sathyanarayan Rao <sathyanarayan....@uclouvain.be>
Cc: "gmsh@onelab.info" <gmsh@onelab.info>
Subject: Re: [Gmsh] Create a 3D cube with each face having a physical
        surface
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Using your second option, you may use BooleanFragments.
Try at the end of your file:

// Surface{7,8,9,10,11,12} In Volume{1}; // Comment out this line
Physical Volume(100)  = {1};

aux() = BooleanFragments{ Volume{1}; Delete; }{ Surface{7:12}; Delete;};
Printf("", aux()); // For checking the numbers of the generated geometrical 
entities

// For visibility
Recursive Color Red{Volume{1};}
Recursive Color Yellow{Surface{7:12};}

With regard to your first option, you can only create rectangles in the XY 
plane, but you can translate and rotate to place them where you want.

HTH
Ruth

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Prof. Ruth V. Sabariego
KU Leuven
Dept. Electrical Engineering ESAT/Electa, EnergyVille
http://www.esat.kuleuven.be/electa
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On 8 Feb 2018, at 22:13, Sathyanarayan Rao 
<sathyanarayan....@uclouvain.be<mailto:sathyanarayan....@uclouvain.be>> wrote:

Dear GMSH team,

I am trying to generate a cube with each face having a rectangular surface that 
will be later identified as a sensor.

1) In case I want to use rectangle command of opencascade is it possible to 
create rectangle other than in XY plane ?



```
SetFactory("OpenCASCADE");
Mesh.Algorithm3D = 4; // 3D mesh algorithm (1=Delaunay, 4=Frontal, 5=Frontal 
Delaunay, 6=Frontal Hex, 7=MMG3D, 9=R-tree)
R = 0.05;
w = R;
Box(1) = {-R,-R,-R, 2*R,2*R,2*R};
Rectangle(10) = {-R/2,-R/2,-R, R,R};
Rectangle(11) = {-R/2,-R/2,R, R,R};
```

 2)  When I manually create surfaces in each face of the cube, they come as 
separate regions in 3D mesh.

```
SetFactory("OpenCASCADE");
Mesh.Algorithm3D = 4; // 3D mesh algorithm (1=Delaunay, 4=Frontal, 5=Frontal 
Delaunay, 6=Frontal Hex, 7=MMG3D, 9=R-tree)
R = 0.05;
R1 = R;
w = R;
Box(1) = {-R,-R,-R, 2*R,2*R,2*R};
q = 0.005;

/* Right electrode */
RE = 300;

Point(RE+1) = { R1,  R1/2,  R1/2, q};
Point(RE+2) = { R1, -R1/2,  R1/2, q};
Point(RE+3) = { R1, -R1/2, -R1/2, q};
Point(RE+4) = { R1,  R1/2, -R1/2, q};
Line(RE+13) = {RE+4, RE+1};
Line(RE+14) = {RE+1, RE+2};
Line(RE+15) = {RE+2, RE+3};
Line(RE+16) = {RE+3, RE+4};
Line Loop(RE+7) = {RE+16, RE+13, RE+14, RE+15};
Plane Surface(7) = {RE+7};
Physical Surface(10000) = {7};

/* Left electrode */

RE = 400;

Point(RE+1) = { -R1,  R1/2,  R1/2, q};
Point(RE+2) = { -R1, -R1/2,  R1/2, q};
Point(RE+3) = { -R1, -R1/2, -R1/2, q};
Point(RE+4) = { -R1,  R1/2, -R1/2, q};
Line(RE+13) = {RE+4, RE+1};
Line(RE+14) = {RE+1, RE+2};
Line(RE+15) = {RE+2, RE+3};
Line(RE+16) = {RE+3, RE+4};
Line Loop(RE+7) = {RE+16, RE+13, RE+14, RE+15};
Plane Surface(8) = {RE+7};
Physical Surface(10001) = {8};


// create plate electrodes
/* back electrode */

RE = 500;

Point(RE+1) = {  R1/2,  -R1, R1/2, q};
Point(RE+2) = { -R1/2,   -R1, R1/2, q};
Point(RE+3) = {  -R1/2,   -R1,-R1/2, q};
Point(RE+4) = { R1/2,  -R1, -R1/2, q};
Line(RE+13) = {RE+4, RE+1};
Line(RE+14) = {RE+1, RE+2};
Line(RE+15) = {RE+2, RE+3};
Line(RE+16) = {RE+3, RE+4};
Line Loop(RE+7) = {RE+16, RE+13, RE+14, RE+15};
Plane Surface(9) = {RE+7};
Physical Surface(10002) = {9};


/* front electrode */

RE = 600;

Point(RE+1) = {  R1/2,  R1, R1/2, q};
Point(RE+2) = { -R1/2,  R1, R1/2, q};
Point(RE+3) = {  -R1/2,  R1,-R1/2, q};
Point(RE+4) = { R1/2, R1, -R1/2, q};
Line(RE+13) = {RE+4, RE+1};
Line(RE+14) = {RE+1, RE+2};
Line(RE+15) = {RE+2, RE+3};
Line(RE+16) = {RE+3, RE+4};
Line Loop(RE+7) = {RE+16, RE+13, RE+14, RE+15};
Plane Surface(10) = {RE+7};
Physical Surface(10003) = {10};

/* top electrode */

RE = 700;

Point(RE+1) = {  R1/2,R1/2,R1, q};
Point(RE+2) = { -R1/2,R1/2, R1,q};
Point(RE+3) = {  -R1/2, -R1/2,R1, q};
Point(RE+4) = { R1/2,  -R1/2,R1, q};
Line(RE+13) = {RE+4, RE+1};
Line(RE+14) = {RE+1, RE+2};
Line(RE+15) = {RE+2, RE+3};
Line(RE+16) = {RE+3, RE+4};
Line Loop(RE+7) = {RE+16, RE+13, RE+14, RE+15};
Plane Surface(11) = {RE+7};
Physical Surface(10004) = {11};


/* bottom electrode */

RE = 800;

Point(RE+1) = {  R1/2,R1/2,-R1, q};
Point(RE+2) = { -R1/2,R1/2, -R1,q};
Point(RE+3) = {  -R1/2, -R1/2,-R1, q};
Point(RE+4) = { R1/2,  -R1/2,-R1, q};
Line(RE+13) = {RE+4, RE+1};
Line(RE+14) = {RE+1, RE+2};
Line(RE+15) = {RE+2, RE+3};
Line(RE+16) = {RE+3, RE+4};
Line Loop(RE+7) = {RE+16, RE+13, RE+14, RE+15};
Plane Surface(12) = {RE+7};
Physical Surface(10005) = {12};

Surface{7,8,9,10,11,12} In Volume{1};
Physical Volume(100)  = {1};
```

Somehow the command "Surface{} In Volume" seems to not care for what I want.  
Please let me know
how can I get a cube with each face having a rectangular surface with its own 
physical number.





________________________________
Best Regards,

Sathyanarayan Rao, PhD student
Earth and Life Institute/Environmental Sciences (ELI-e)
Universit? catholique de Louvain
c.037, Croix du Sud 2, Louvain-la-Neuve, Belgium
Phone: 010473827 ( intercom 73827)

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