POLY_3D Files

POLY_3D is a data directory which contains examples of 3D POLY files, a format used by tetgen and tetview to define a Piecewise Linear Complex (PLC).


The computer code and data files described and made available on this web page are distributed under the GNU LGPL license.

Related Data and Programs:

TETVIEW, examples which illustrate the use of the tetview graphics program, which can display 3D POLY files, by Hang Si.


  1. G Miller, D Talmor, S-H Teng, N Walkington, H Wang,
    Control volume meshes using sphere packing: generation, refinement and coarsening,
    Proceedings of the Fifth International Meshing Roundtable,
    pages 47-61, 1996.
  2. Hang Si,
    TetGen: A Quality Tetrahedral Mesh Generator and 3D Delaunay Trianulator,
    Version 1.4 User Manual,
    Weierstrass Institute for Applied Analysis and Stochastics (WIAS),
    16 January 2006

Sample Files:

CUBE represents a cube.


PMDC is a piecewise linear complex (PLC) which describes a permanent magnetic motor machine, with 972 vertices, 502 facets, and 4 regions.

You can go up one level to the DATA page.

Last revised on 10 June 2012.