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Re: Calculating the area of a closed 3D path or ring
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Mar 15, 2013 12:43 AM


On 3/14/2013 11:36 PM, Math Guy wrote: > Ray Koopman wrote: > >>> Once the plane is known, the points are translated to the >>> coordinate system of the plane, their Z coordinates are ignored >>> or dropped, and this becomes a 2dimensional area calculation. >> >> That's exactly what I suggested :) > > Hmm  I guess I didn't read that far...
He is correct. He suggested simple projection as a lower bound on any area that might be calculated.

