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BOPAlgo_GlueEnum.hxx File Reference

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enum  BOPAlgo_GlueEnum { BOPAlgo_GlueOff, BOPAlgo_GlueShift, BOPAlgo_GlueFull }
 The Enumeration describes an additional option for the algorithms in the Boolean Component such as General Fuse, Boolean operations, Section, Maker Volume, Splitter and Cells Builder algorithms.
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◆ BOPAlgo_GlueEnum

The Enumeration describes an additional option for the algorithms in the Boolean Component such as General Fuse, Boolean operations, Section, Maker Volume, Splitter and Cells Builder algorithms.

The Gluing options have been designed to speed up the computation of the interference among arguments of the operations on special cases, in which the arguments may be overlapping but do not have real intersections between their sub-shapes.

This option cannot be used on the shapes having real intersections, like intersection vertex between edges, or intersection vertex between edge and a face or intersection line between faces.

There are two possibilities of overlapping shapes:

  1. The shapes can be partially coinciding - the faces do not have intersection curves, but overlapping. The faces of such arguments will be split during the operation;
  2. The shapes can be fully coinciding - there should be no partial overlapping of the faces, thus no intersection of type EDGE/FACE at all. In such cases the faces will not be split during the operation.

Even though there are no real intersections on such cases without Gluing options the algorithm will still intersect the sub-shapes of the arguments with interfering bounding boxes.

The performance improvement in gluing mode is achieved by excluding the most time consuming computations according to the given Gluing parameter:

  1. Computation of FACE/FACE intersections for partial coincidence;
  2. And computation of VERTEX/FACE, EDGE/FACE and FACE/FACE intersections for full coincidence.

By setting the Gluing option for the operation user should guarantee that the arguments are really coinciding. The algorithms do not check this itself. Setting inappropriate option for the operation is likely to lead to incorrect result.

There are following items in the enumeration:
BOPAlgo_GlueOff - default value for the algorithms, Gluing is switched off;
BOPAlgo_GlueShift - Glue option for shapes with partial coincidence;
BOPAlgo_GlueFull - Glue option for shapes with full coincidence.

Enumerator
BOPAlgo_GlueOff 
BOPAlgo_GlueShift 
BOPAlgo_GlueFull