All. I’m trying to come up with a way to calculate the surface on the outside of an assembly. My ultimate goal is to create an estimate for painting. An example assembly (sans fasteners) is be found below.
Note that some of these objects are hollow, which is why I can’t use a standard area function. Everything is a closed polysurface though.
It’s pretty simple to get the numbers I need from the GH defintion that creates the assembly, but that approach won’t work because of some object editing later in the workflow. What I’m looking for is a way to get the area I need for any collection of closed polysurfaces. I think a “shrinkwrap” type function would work best, but the GH definitions I’ve seen so far don’t seem to be working with Kangaroo2.
Can anyone point me in the direction of something I could use or modify, or perhaps suggest a different approach? Thanks in advance.
Example Assembly for External Surface Area Calculation.3dm (1.7 MB)