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23rd Jul 2004, 04:04 pm
Hi, I needed help with a simple thing. I have a bunch of points, now i need to calculate the volume because these points represent a dirt mound. I know to calculate mass u need a solid or a 3d object is there any way i can connect the points without having to set the XYZ manually for each line cause its always way off when i draw it in.
23rd Jul 2004, 10:45 pm
For complex topography the usual way to get quantities is using survey software. Using that a "surface" would be created from the points, using a "TIN", and then quantities could be calculated by using 3d points on a specified grid. You may find a way using just AutoCAD, with the help of some lisp routines. You could draw some 3d faces for adjacent 3 points, with osnap set to "node". There are probably ways to convert the result to a solid.
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