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Extract curves from .png/.tiff file

Hi,

Is there any option to import .png or .tiff file into the nx and extract curves?

 

Regards,

Yunus

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Re: Extract curves from .png/.tiff file

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There are several third-party 'raster-to-vector' conversion utilities out there and that would be the best route to go.

As for inside NX itself, the only practical approach would be to import the .png/.tiff image and then 'trace' over it using 'sketch' or freeform curves.

John R. Baker, P.E. (ret)
EX-Product 'Evangelist'
Irvine, CA

Re: Extract curves from .png/.tiff file

Hi,

Thanks for your reply. Can we use convergent modeling technology found in NX11 for this kind of requirement? 

 

Regards,

Yunus

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Re: Extract curves from .png/.tiff file

I have very little direct knowledge of the capabilities of the new 'Convergent' technology tools included with NX 11.0 but from what I do know, I think that it's limited to 3D models, particularly working with lightweight/faceted models imported into NX and then easily incorporated into traditional solid/surface modeling workflows.  I'm not aware of anything specific for the conversion of purely 2D graphical data such as found in an image file.

John R. Baker, P.E. (ret)
EX-Product 'Evangelist'
Irvine, CA

Re: Extract curves from .png/.tiff file

Hi,

Thanks for quick reply.

 

Regards,

Yunus

Re: Extract curves from .png/.tiff file

I would suggest looking at Inkscape to convert a raster image into vector.

I made a video a few years back which explains how to do what you're asking:

https://vimeo.com/83654051

Anthony Galante - Senior Support Engineer - PhoenxPLM (Australia & New Zealand Siemens Solutions Partner)
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