Is there an easy way to get the distance between 2 parrallel planer surfaces?
The way i have done this is to get a line normal to one surface and draw it out to the second surface and then measure the line.
any other good ways of getting this?
I don’t know about ‘good’ exactly -
! Cplane Object pause Cplane Rotate Y 90 Dim
Pause Pause Pause CPlane Undo CPlane Undo
DistTwoParallelSrfs.py (1.9 KB)
Oh - I was thinking a dimension was needed - looks like not…
maybe a more general clearance tool might be good, then it does not depend on planarity.
Clearance.py (1.3 KB)
I use ClosestPt command wth CreateLine option, or Line command with Normal option. Both commands work an all surfaces, including curved ones, and give me assurance that I measured the distance in the correct spot.