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Re: what is the simplest way to generate a 3D spline from XYZ points and then measure it's length?
Timothy Holman Jun 17, 2011 10:42 AM (in response to Mike Canant)Have you used the curve through XYZ tool(Insert>Curve>curve through XYZ). You just enter the points or load them from a file. Then use the evaluate> measure tool to find the length.

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Re: what is the simplest way to generate a 3D spline from XYZ points and then measure it's length?
Mike Canant Jun 17, 2011 12:36 PM (in response to Timothy Holman)Thanks Timothy,
I tried the method you recommended and it works well.
One question though, is the arc length that it reports the same as the OAL of the spline that the series of XYZ points would generate?
Thanks again for you timely response and excellent advice.
Mike Canant


Re: what is the simplest way to generate a 3D spline from XYZ points and then measure it's length?
Mike Canant Jun 17, 2011 3:33 PM (in response to Timothy Holman)Outstanding!
I tried a couple more series of points and this method works great.
Thanks, Tim
Have a good weekend.
Mike


