Scanning a curved surface feature

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    I am still relatively new to this. I am currently wanting to inspect an injection mould with a curved surface. what sort of techniques should be used? Would taking multiple points along the split line of the mould suffice? Or would scanning be a better option? If so, what sort of technique would be best to approach this? The CAD model that I recieved was created with different splines and planes and so I cannot inspect the split line as one while body

    I am fairly new to this, but would like to learn more.

    Thank you very much
    Last edited by Kaori21; 05-12-2020, 10:10 AM.

  • #2
    I think scanning would be best, but I don't know how to do that so I will tell you the method I use.

    Put a whole bunch of individual points on the area that needs to be measured. Then put all of the points you have taken into a construction feature set. Make sure you’re using correct alignment and workplace or it can get screwy. Then you can use that for a surface profile (or whatever you are measuring for) and relate it to the datums.

    Or a simpler way (not as clean) is just relate all the points you have taken to the datums.


    • #3
      import both models and clip plane so you can see both sides and you should be able to scan this as 1 piece. This should work. Or have the engineer put them together for you and then import that model. good luck with the engineer.
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