Hidden Line Removal and ACIS solids

Hi All,

Is it possible to pass acis solids (or parts thereof such as faces/edges/bodies) through the hidden line algo's to produce 2d info for linework??
If so how deep would I need to go into the acis solid to get the brep objects the algo needs to work on.
Thank you,
Mick.

Patrik Mueller's picture

Hi,

you can buy a reader/writer for ACIS files from OpenCascade:

http://www.opencascade.org/support/products/dataex/acis/

Greets,

Patrik

mickd's picture

Thank you Patrik, that would work. I was hoping that I could pass the brep topology through the algo without creating another object but I guess I'm doing that anyway by grabbing brep objects in memory.
thanks for the link, I will investigate,
cheers,
Mick.