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WWFreeman
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Getting minimal polygon that contains given point

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11-09-2012 10:50 AM

Hello again. This time I would like to have chat about a problem that resembles to what the hatch command is doing.

 

I am about to implement an algorithm that takes a point and gives minimal polygon that contains it. (or null, be there no such polygon)

 

Observing the hatch command, one would think there is already functionality that covers this. But I fail to get on its track.To materialize the question: does someone know whether the functioanlity is expsed and where to find it? In case there is such a thing yet, I would not mind elaborating the solution here. Thanks!

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gasty1001
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Re: Getting minimal polygon that contains given point

11-09-2012 04:07 PM in reply to: WWFreeman

Hi, 

 

Check the TraceBoundary method of the editor class.

 

Gaston Nunez

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WWFreeman
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Re: Getting minimal polygon that contains given point

11-09-2012 09:51 PM in reply to: gasty1001

Yay, that was fast, and does work. Articles on the topic can be found once one knows how the feature is called.

 

There is an example of getting the traced boundaires with isles, and drawing them back:

http://through-the-interface.typepad.com/through_the_interface/2010/06/tracing-a-boundary-defined-by...

 

Just one more related question: is there a way to trace a boundary on a specified layer? So far I figure it is possible to turn off all unwanted layers and restore their visibility back as soon as the boundary has been traced. Is that the only solution?

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