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X and Y distance across a closed curve


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I made a single-section cut on my CAD model which resulted in this 'kidney bean' shape. I am able to measure the length and area of my curve, but I would also like to measure the maximum X and maximum Y distances across the extreme ends of the curve (as depicted below).

When I select X... from the i-inspect wheel, I do not end up with an X-dimension for my curve. Instead I end up with some sort of Inspection element that falls under 'Curves - Dimension Deviations', and I do not know what to do with that information.

I found a way to get the dimensions I would like by constructing 'Outer Disc Calipers' and by putting arbitrary points in space near the extremes of the my curve, but I feel this is a very poor way of finding the curve dimensions. Can someone point me in the right direction?

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Hi mike is that curve projected onto that plane face or is there a recess there that you have created the curve around?

 

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 The nominal element is a single section and is located 5mm below the top plane.

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I thought that must have been the case but just wanted to check!!

A good option here is to set up surface points on this section, approximately such that their vectors are in x and y (can force them to be if you want) then use a measure principle of touch point edge making sure to select the actual section , setting the touch direction orthogonal to the checking direction.   

You can then take a distance to this touched maxima.

I hope this makes sense!

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