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Best surface measuring strategy?

MichaelPascoeMichaelPascoe Member Posts: 156 PRO
What is a good method for measuring points on a surface within featurescript?
Is there a "create mesh" that I can apply to the surface first then measure those points?

There must be more efficient way than what I am imagining:
- Split the surface into a grid
- Measure the split points from a plane


Best Answer

  • Evan_ReeseEvan_Reese Member Posts: 701 PRO
    Accepted Answer
    @MichaelPascoe take a look at the Attractor Pattern or Surface Pattern feature to see how to make a point grid on the surface, then iterate through them in a for loop to measure each one to your reference plane. Does that sound like it would do what you want?
    Evan Reese / Principal and Industrial Designer with Fractal
    Website: fractalmade.com
    Instagram: @evan.reese.designs

Answers

  • steve_shubinsteve_shubin Member Posts: 442 ✭✭✭
    @MichaelPascoe

    I think @Evan_Reese has a way of making UV lines on a non planar surface ?

    If he could put those on the surface of what you’re showing, I wonder if he would be able to select one of those UV lines with the measure tool, in order to get a distance

  • Evan_ReeseEvan_Reese Member Posts: 701 PRO
    Accepted Answer
    @MichaelPascoe take a look at the Attractor Pattern or Surface Pattern feature to see how to make a point grid on the surface, then iterate through them in a for loop to measure each one to your reference plane. Does that sound like it would do what you want?
    Evan Reese / Principal and Industrial Designer with Fractal
    Website: fractalmade.com
    Instagram: @evan.reese.designs
  • MichaelPascoeMichaelPascoe Member Posts: 156 PRO
    Thank you @steve_shubin and @Evan_Reese!

    This will work perfectly for what I'm trying to do.
  • Evan_ReeseEvan_Reese Member Posts: 701 PRO
    Great!
    Evan Reese / Principal and Industrial Designer with Fractal
    Website: fractalmade.com
    Instagram: @evan.reese.designs
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