Hi! I've got a curved surface with some surface roughness(shown below) and I'm going to get this surface flattened with the same surface roughness and get this flat surface 3D printed. So I need information about these surface roughness(e.g the height of the roughness etc). How can I extract the coordinates of the points on this surface or a single curve on the surface? Do I need to draw points on the surface manually?
Or is there an easier way to get the information about the surface roughness?
Many thanks in advance!
Select a plane which cross the surface and go to the sketch. Then select the surface and use intersection curve . Then extrude that curve
You can create a point feature on the curve and specify 1000 points, if it will allow that high of a number, and then query the individual points for xyz values. I'm not familiar with how to automate the export of those points, but that doesn't mean there isn't a way.
Hi Thilina! Thank you for answering! I could manage to get the curve, but how can I get the coordinates of, say, 1000 points on that curve and export? Many thanks!