Geometry names in snappyHexMesh and surfaceFeatureExtract
Functionality to add/problem to solve
In general, a geometry file name starting with a digit is not accepted by the parser. Thus, snappyHexMesh or surfaceFeatureExtract will throw an error if a geometry file name is like 12_motorBike.stl.
A workaround, without changing the file name, could be to pass the name of the file as a string, i.e. using quotations marks "12_motorBike.stl". This workaround works for snappyHexMesh, but not for surfaceFeatureExtract, because the latter has a stricter policy to explicitly ignore regular expressions.
Would it be possible to have the same behaviour in both utilities? Possibly relaxing the policy for surfaceFeatureExtract.
Thank you and best regards,