4 Replies Latest reply on Jun 17, 2011 3:33 PM by Mike Canant

    what is the simplest way to generate a 3D spline from XYZ points and then measure it's length?

    Mike Canant

      I have to measure the length of wire bonds in small optical/electronic assemblies. These wires are not banjo string straight, but wander around in all three axis a bit.

      Typically they end up being anout 2 mm long. I measure 9 or 10 points from one bond end to the other, using a toolmakers microscope. My scope does not have any data output, so I have to write the XYZ values down by hand.

      I would like to find a fairly eady way to enter them into SW 2009 SP3 premium. I have tried putting them into a CSV document and then using the scan to 3D function, but I always end up with a straight line.

      My goal is to know how long the wire bond is.

      Thanks in advance for any help.

       

      Mike CanantEmcore Fiber Optics

      michael_canant@emcore.com