By David Lewis
After enjoying one of our many ‘how to’ videos on Cadline community, a customer asked whether it was possible to reduce the number of points in a surface. In response we have put together a quick step by step in answer to this question.
Create the surface.
Access the Edit surface Tool by selecting the surface and taking advantage of the contextual ribbon.
From the Edit surface drop down menu choose Simplify surface.
This will open the simplify surface wizard.
For the simplify method choose the point removal option and choose Next.
For Reduction Option move the slider to select the percentage of reduction. In this example I will use 95% to demonstrate the impact on the surface. I will also change the maximum change in level to 0.5 so the change is clear.
Note: This is an extreme example of the use of the tool in this situation and not necessarily the percentage and level changes that we would advise.
After the values have been defined in the Simplify Surface: Reduction options select apply then Finish to view the results.