A topoSetFaceSource to select faces based on face centres inside a given bounding sphere.


Operand Type Location
output faceSet $FOAM_CASE/constant/polyMesh/sets/<set>


Example of the sphereToFace topoSet by using actions sub-dictionary in system/topoSetDict file:

    // Mandatory (inherited) entries
    name        <name>;
    type        faceSet;
    action      <action>;

    // Mandatory entries
    source      sphereToFace;
    origin      (0 0 0);
    radius      0.5;

    // Optional entries
    innerRadius 0;

where the entries mean:

Property Description Type Required Default
name Name of faceSet word yes -
type Type name: faceSet word yes -
action Action applied on faces - see below word yes -
source Source name: sphereToFace word yes -
origin The origin (centre) of the sphere vector yes -
radius The (outer) radius of sphere scalar yes -
innerRadius The inner radius of sphere scalar no 0

Options for the action entry:

new      | Create a new faceSet from selected faces
add      | Add selected faces into this faceSet
subtract | Remove selected faces from this faceSet

Further information


Source code:


  • Introduced in version v1812

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