Re: Loft line data

From: Steve Farentinos (
Date: Wed May 17 2000 - 00:59:45 EEST


For plotted contours, I have used a product called Draftsman+ from Arbor
Image. It does a reasonably good job of vectorizing a scanned image. Once
vectorized, you can export as DXF, IGES, etc. Be aware that there is always
some manual cleanup to do. Sometimes it's easier to import a scanned image
into your CAD package (AutoCAD can do this) then manually trace the loft
line contours.

If all you have now are ASCII point files, I recommend Cadkey with Fastsurf.
Fastsurf has a very good ASCII Import utility that will create splines
through the points.

Steve Farentinos, Inc.
5443 Beethoven St.
Los Angeles, CA 90066
310-827-6900 x103
----- Original Message -----
From: "Narva, Jeffrey P" <>
To: "'rpml'" <>
Sent: Tuesday, May 16, 2000 12:18 PM
Subject: Loft line data

> Dear members,
> Does anybody know if there is software available to convert loft
> line data points or loft line equations into an iges file or some similar
> format? Any info will be greatly appreciated.
> Jeff Narva
> Raytheon Systems-Indpls
> ph:317.306.3262
> fax:317.306.2725
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