Rudimentary struggles here, I’m trying to convert a pattern of curves (arcs and circles) into a water-jet cutting file, so I am offsetting these curves to have thickness and then removing lines of overlap.
My initial attempts involved creating boundary surfaces and joining those breps, but I found myself up against “empty boolean sets” and surfaces that just would not join. I’ve looked into the error messages, but couldn’t resolve it. I’ve investigated the forums, found similar problems with solutions that didn’t work for me, and believe I am overlooking something fundamental.
I’ve found a way, but it is slow for the level of complexity and won’t work for my final approach, which involves nesting this pattern within itself several [~7] times to create a sort of ever-densifying fractal.
Looking for help creating a solution that is more robust with large sets of curves [100,000+] and capable of joining/trimming overlap lines between two final solutions (ie bake, scale it down, bake, and then join those two sets).
Slightly more information in the attached file, thank you heaps!