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NX – Getting the Area of a Closed Curve

In this week’s tip, we will look at how to get the area of closed curve on a drafting drawing.

NX – Getting the Area of a Closed Curve

NX Tip of the Week – May 29, 2015

In this week’s tip, we will look at how to get the area of closed curve on a drafting drawing.

1)In the Drafting application, select Analysis > Advanced Mass Properties > Area using Curves:

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2) Select Boundary (Temporary):

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3) Select the curves.

4) Click OK on the 2D Analysis dialog.

5) Set the desired tolerance. Click OK.

6) Select the ‘Perimeter/Area’ button to display the information.

Note: If the curves are not selectable in Step 3, expand the view first before beginning the Area using Curves command.

a) Hover the cursor over the view boundary, select MouseButton3 > Expand

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b) To turn the Expanded View off, hover the cursor over the view boundary, select MouseButton3 > Expand.

I hope you find this tip useful, thank you.

Navjot Gill
Technical Manager
PROLIM Corporation

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