Senior Manager, Worldwide DevTech, Kean Walmsley, provided me with our next installment of the ADN Plugin of the month. Once again this plugin was written by Kean, inspired by code provided by COINS, an ADN member. The application was first posted on his blog: Through the Interface. This plugin can be used to facet 2D and 3D curves in AutoCAD: to approximate their curvature with a number of straight line segments. The faceted output is in the form of a number of lines or a single polyline, as selected by the user.
This plugin has been tested with AutoCAD 2007 onwards. It works on 32-bit and 64-bit Windows systems. Although the plugin has not been tested with all AutoCAD-based products, it should work. Once loaded, the FACETCURVE command can be used to configure the application settings and to run the faceting operation on a particular curve.
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