Area measurement with spline connections

Hi there,
Does anyone know if it is possible to create an area measurement using Mimics scripting that has spline connections between the points?
This is possible when defining an area measurement manually, but in the documentation I can only find a boolean parameter for using either snap/gradient connections or straight connections.


Hi Thijs,

When doing the area measurement manually, the standard method of creation is a curve that is connected via gradient connections rather than a spline. In case you are using a spline, can you let me know your workflow for this?

When doing the measurement automatically, you have the option to either turn “snap” False which enables straight connections between the points or to turn “snap” on True which uses the same gradient connection process as the manual measurement.

In case you want to work with a spline for the automatic measurement, you could create a spline and subsample it to have e.g. 1000 points and use all those points as input with “snap” on False. This will approximate the original spline (the more points used, the smaller the error)

Hope this helps!

Kind regards,


Hi Marnic,
Thanks for the suggestion. That sounds like a reasonable workaround.
Our manual method for making the area measurements is by holding shift while picking the points of the area. I was investigating if we could create a similar looking measurement through scripting when given a set of points. By re-sampling the points using a spline object we could indeed achieve something similar.