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Create Mesh Section

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cailanstm
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Create Mesh Section

Hey all!

 

I've been using the new "mesh workspace" functionality which is still in development, and I would love to be able to automate the "create mesh section" and "fit curves to section" part of this workflow. Just wondering if this functionality is exposed in any way in the API? Or, if there is any way this functionality could be replicated? (I'm fairly new to the API, so bear with me if the solution is obvious 🙂 ) Thanks!

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ekinsb
in reply to: cailanstm

The API doesn't currently support any of the new mesh workspace functionality.  However, the API does provide access to mesh body information and I wrote an add-in about a year ago that is similar to the functionality in the mesh workspace (https://apps.autodesk.com/FUSION/en/Detail/Index?id=5742637258089280352&os=Win64&appLang=en).  The result of using the add-in is a standard sketch containing sketch lines.  There is some optimization done to look for lines that are all colinear and combine them into a single line.  This significantly simplifies the results in many models without losing any accuracy.  I'm close to releasing the second version of the app that will allow you to create many sections at once; either parallel at a common distance or from several selected intersection planes.


Brian Ekins
Inventor and Fusion 360 API Expert
Mod the Machine blog
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cailanstm
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Thanks for the quick reply! That add-in looks like exactly what I need 🙂

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vitor.carneiro
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Hi,

I would like to know if I can/and how run this app "Intersect Mesh Body" (https://apps.autodesk.com/FUSION/en/Detail/Index?id=5742637258089280352&os=Win64&appLang=en&_ga=2.88...) from a script.
Can someone help me ?
Thank you for your attention.

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