My rhinocommon plugin needs to soft edit one surface on a closed polysurface (made up of trimmed surfaces). The user will specify the location, u and v distances, and height to be soft edited.
If I were doing this in Rhino manually, I would explode the polysurface, soft edit the desired surface with fixedges on, and then join the trimmed surfaces back together, using joinedge to join anything not watertight.
In Rhinocommon, I don’t think I explode the brep, but rather get a list of trimmed surfaces, but I don’t see this option. Is there a way to get this? My plan then is to script the soft edit on the appropriate trimmed surface, then join the trimmed surfaces back together into a brep and use brep.joinnakededges to get it watertight.
The purpose of all this is to allow a user to add what is known as a metpad to a foot orthosis, which adds pressure (usually just behind) the metatarsal region of the foot. So basically, I’m just trying to bulge the volume of the orthosis in that region with a bit of user control. If you have any better suggestions on how to do this, I’d like to hear.