I added the triangulate modifier on a mesh and then applied it. For this mesh in edit mode, I see two types of edges, thick bright ones from the original mesh and thin black ones, newly created by the modifier.

triangulated mesh with two types of edges

Now if I create a new bmesh having new faces with the same vertex coordinates of the triangulated mesh, all the edges in the new mesh are uniform color.

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The new mesh also has slightly different shape. Is there any explanation for the two types of edges in the original mesh and is it possible to replicate them in a new mesh, so that I get exactly the same shape?


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The difference is: smooth attribute value of the edges with orange border is False, that of the ones with black is True. I guess, the new edges added by Triangulate modifier are smooth. So when recreating a mesh vertex by vertex, one needs to copy the edge.smooth attribute along with the vertex coordinates.


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