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How to find the radius or diameter of a curve in Featurescript

peter_morrispeter_morris Member Posts: 43 ✭✭
I'm trying to amend some code to generate a spur gear - eventually I want it to create a helical gear, but I have to walk before I can run!

The starting position is that I will have created a part studio with the relevant gears as blank extruded pieces.  The diameter of the extrusions are the gear tip diameters as I'm making a drawing of an old lathe.  In the precondition section I'm able to select an edge (the curved edge of what will be the gear), but now need to calculate or find the diameter of that circle.  I have one immediate challenge and that is how to extract the diameter from the definition.TipDiameter and, in order to refine the precondition, I'd like to be able check that this is actually a curve and not a straight edge.

I'd be really grateful for any advice.

The code I'm using in the precondition is:
        annotation { "Name" : "Tooth Tip Circle", "Filter" : EntityType.EDGE    , "MaxNumberOfPicks" : 1 }        definition.TipDiameter is Query;
and to try and extract the diameter I'm using:

       TipDiameterVariable=evaluateQuery(Context, definition.ToothTip)[0];
But that is a complete guess that fails to compile properly.


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