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Smooth/simplify an intersection curve

Gears Phenom Gears Phenom
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I'm cutting a model section view of an STL file, with thousands of facets, so the intersection curve is a mess.  Is there a good (quick) way to clean it up so it's easier on our waterjet programmer, and keep the curve 'true'?


I've tried Smooth Curve String, but didn't see much change.  Possibly not using the correct settings.  I looked at "Smooth Spline", but I'd like to keep things parametric.

NX 11 | Teamcenter 11 | Windows 10

Re: Smooth/simplify an intersection curve

Siemens Phenom Siemens Phenom
Siemens Phenom

First I would divide the curve if there are any extreme changes on direction or shape, then use the Fit Curve command with the Fit Spline option controlling the degree and number of segments.

Steve V

Re: Smooth/simplify an intersection curve


can you share a pic? I think I may have worked on something similar to this in the past.