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Best surface measuring strategy?

MichaelPascoeMichaelPascoe Member Posts: 1,774 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



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    Evan_ReeseEvan_Reese Member Posts: 2,072 PRO
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    @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 Ovyl
    Website: ovyl.io

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    steve_shubinsteve_shubin Member Posts: 1,070 ✭✭✭✭
    @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

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    Evan_ReeseEvan_Reese Member Posts: 2,072 PRO
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    @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 Ovyl
    Website: ovyl.io
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    MichaelPascoeMichaelPascoe Member Posts: 1,774 PRO
    Thank you @steve_shubin and @Evan_Reese!

    This will work perfectly for what I'm trying to do.

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    Evan_ReeseEvan_Reese Member Posts: 2,072 PRO
    Great!
    Evan Reese / Principal and Industrial Designer with Ovyl
    Website: ovyl.io
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