Point data from auto circles

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    Can I pull the point data from auto circles to create a scan of an outside profile that is made up of multiple arcs?

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    You could run a linear closed scan with a max increment value set to equate to 1 degree or less if you choose and then generate the scan to points. I have done this many times in the past on hand made timing cams which have multiple arcs comprising of very small areas many times, and have excellent results. I did these for reverse engineering purposes, and the files came out great.

    As far as pulling point data, it can be done in various ways. One would be to export the x,y,z,i,j,k of the hit values as a .txt file and then manually enter them into a pre-made scan or, you could write a variable for each hit, in each feature and make your scan hit data variables and have the point data post back in using even more variables. This is the only way that I know of you being able to place values into a scan is to do it manually on a scan that has already been generated. You cannot influence the hits in a scan until they have been generated, at least, not that I know of. Either way you slice it, to pull hit point data from one feature and place them into another takes alot of time. I would try to go with the linear closed scan and generate points if it were me, but, perhaps someone else on the forum could have an even better idea of how to do this.

    Good Luck!


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