Ellipsoid slices and circumference measurements
by Scott Jensen on Feb 8, 2009 at 11:25:48 pm
I'm working on a project that involves creating multiple ellipsoids (currently using Inivis AC3D) then cutting away a single section of each ellipsoid. The result is SIMILAR in shape to a half shpere (dome).
I need to measure the outside perimeter and know the exact shape of each partial ellipsoid at multiple points along the horizontal axis.
In other words I need to slice each partail ellipsoid into many segments and know each segments exact 2d shape and perimeter length.
I haven't been able to do this in INIVIS AC3D. Which progam allows this?
More details: I will be bending steel rebar that closely matches the shape of each segment of the ovoid (in software) with the help of a scaled grid laid out on the ground to create a ferrocement (steel rebar and cement) ovoid. Several ovoids actually.