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Table of Contents

1. Introduction

Download and Install RhinoResurf for Rhino 4 (32-bit) and Rhino 5(64-bit)

Loading RhinoResurf into Rhino 4.0 (32-bit) and 5.0(64-bit)

License Agreement

2. Command Reference

Command Reference

RsPoints2Surf

RsMesh2Surf

RsMesh2StarFace

RsCurves2Surf

RsMesh2Surfs

RsAutoNurbs

RsPointCloud2Mesh

RsSplitCurveNetwork

RsMergeMeshs

RsFillMeshholes

RsFaceFromLines

RsFaceFromPolygon

3. Tutorials

Tutorials

Tutorial 1 - Convert a mesh to a surface

Tutorial 2 - Convert a surface from a sub-mesh

Tutorial 3 - Drape a surface over a point cloud

Tutorial 4 - Convert a mesh to multiple surfaces with quad face

Tutorial 5 - Use Fix button to smooth the wavy surface in _RsMesh2Surfs

Tutorial 6 - Convert a mesh to multiple surfaces with trimmed surface

Tutorial 7 - Automatic surfaces (solid) generation from mesh

Tutorial 8 - Single surface from curves

Tutorial 9 - Point cloud to mesh

Tutorial 10 - 6 Steps to create a solid from mesh by using RhinoResurf

Tutorial 11 - Fit mesh to NURBS surface by specifying shape type. ( Command: _RsMesh2Surf in RhinoResurf for Rhino 4 or 5)

Tutorial 12 -morph the geometry from original mesh data to compensated mesh data by using command _RsSurfacemap

 

Tutorial 1 - Convert a mesh to a surface


In this tutorial we will convert a surface from a selected mesh. For this tutorial you also can refer the video http://www.resurf3d.com/maindoc/surffrommesh.rar To unzip this file, you can download Free RAR Extract Frog from http://www.download.com/Free-RAR-Extract-Frog/3000-2250_4-10804840.html?cdlPid=10804841

Step 1 : Start Rhino.


Step 2: Select Import… from the File menu. The import file dialog box is displayed. Browse for the file pipe.stl (typically located in C:\Program Files\Rhinoceros 4.0\Plug-ins\RhinoResurf\ Samples\) and click Open from the Open dialog box .


Step 3: Zoom to the extents of the drawing (View->Zoom->Extents). You will find the mesh from pipe.stl imported into the current model. Click Single Surface from mesh from the Resurf menu or type RsMesh2Surf at the Rhino command prompt or click icon at RhinoResurf toolbar.



Step 4: The Rhino command prompt ‘Select a mesh to create a nurbs surface' is displayed. Click left-mouse button to select the displayed mesh, then click right-mouse button after you selected the mesh. The dialog box Single surface from mesh is displayed.

 

Step 5: Click the Apply button in the Single surface from mesh dialog box. The program will run. After a while, a surface will appear. The prompt Surface updated.max deviation=0.499050. average deviation=0.125502 tell you the tolerance between the surface and the selected mesh.

 

Step 6: If the deviation between the surface and the selected mesh is not desired, select the Max Tol choice box and choose a smaller value (such as 0.3), then click the Apply button, the surface will be updated under the constraint of the smaller deviation.
 

Step 7: Click the Trim check box to trim the surface by the natural boundary line of the selected mesh.


 

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