Support of progress indicator in BRepMesh_IncrementalMesh

Timo's picture

Meshing faces with BRepMesh_IncrementalMesh can take a lot of time if faces are distorted. Although there is a possibility to work against it by setting the MinSize parameter in BRepMesh_FastDiscret::Parameters, this might also limit the triangulation fineness of unproblematic faces.

Wouldn't it be better to support a progress indicator (Message_ProgressIndicator) in BRepMesh_IncrementalMesh, as it is done e.g. for the Boolean Operations (see BOPAlgo_Algo)? In this way, the user could see the progress and also cancel the execution. It would also be interesting to be able to set a timeout value.

kgv's picture

Re: progress indicator for BRepMesh

The progress indicator is indeed useful tool.
One problem is providing efficient implementation of ProgressIndicator for multi-threading environment (Message_ProgressIndicator is currently not thread-safe).

You can track/comment on the related bug issue: #0025113

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