Reduce Contour

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Reduces the number of points of contours by calculating the area of the parallelogram defined by 3 consecutive points on the contour. One side is defined by point 1-2 and the other by 1-3. If the area of the parallelogram is less the the stopping criteria, point 2 is discarded. The process is iterative and will be continued until maximum iterations is reached, or no more points can be discarded with set stopping criteria.

Stopping criteria



Input Contour(s).

Type: Contour, List, Required, Single



Reduced Contour(s).

Type: Contour, List


Iterations Integer

Set the maximum number of iterations for polygon reduction.

Stopping Criterion Float

The maximum area the parallelogram can have for a point to be removed in mm2.

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