About Diagnostics in Import DataDoctor
The diagnostics tool is available in Import DataDoctor through the standard Troubleshooter user interface. It identifies and analyzes defective geometry and problem areas in the imported model, categorizes defects according to their severity as errors, warnings, and information, and presents them as geometry checks. Additionally, it suggests solutions for the repair of defective geometry.
You can use the Troubleshooter to check for the following geometric defects in the model:
Bad surfaces, two-sided edges, and wireframe curves
Solid node with open quilts
Edges with poor tessellation
Small loops of one-sided edges
Short one-sided edges
Bad vertices
Wireframes with unsatisfied topological connections
Unsatisfied tangency conditions
Gaps not added to wireframes
Small and narrow surfaces
Almost tangent edges
Based on the severity of the geometric defects in the model, Import DataDoctor categorizes these defects and problems as follows:
Errors—Geometry problems, such as defective or bad surfaces, two-sided edges, wireframe curves, and solid nodes with open quilts are categorized as errors. Such geometry is difficult to repair or is irreparable at times and can cause problems even after repair. You may have to delete or remove such geometry and rebuild them, such as bad surfaces.
Warnings—Geometry problems, such as edges with poor quality tessellation, small loops of one-sided edges, short one-sided edges, and vertices without coinciding edges and surfaces, are categorized as warnings. They only require simple fixes such as conversion of two-sided edges to one-sided edges, or combining geometry. You can decide to fix them or let them remain in the model without fixes or resolutions.
Information—Geometry problems, such as small and narrow surfaces, unsatisfied wireframes and unsatisfied tangency, gaps not added to wireframes, and almost tangent edges are categorized as informative type of diagnostics. This type of diagnostics is useful in closing geometry as they provide information such as the location of gaps and unsatisfied topological connections, where to apply tangent continuity between surfaces, and which small surface patches to remove.