Retrieving contours in world coordinates ?

  • Karagiosis

    Karagiosis - 2006-12-28


    I use GRI for contouring. I wonder if there is a way to retrieve contour lines as single lines, polylines or splines (i.e. as vector primitives rather than raster).

    Moreover I would like those lines to be in real world coordinates (not scaled for layout).

    The idea is to use GRI to create a preview plot of contour lines, as well as a DXF with those curves. Converting in DXF will not be a problem if I know how to capture the vector elements when running GRI.

    I had a look at the output ps file and could find trace of the real-world coordinates (maybe as a translation vector). However, I don't know if there is a way to get the curves back in real-world coordinates rather than layout coordinates.

    (I'm using GRI 2.12.10.)

    Thanks for any help.

    • Karagiosis

      Karagiosis - 2007-04-05


      The question was answered by Dan Kelley in the "Open Discussion" forum (topic: "Contour storage in PostScript file").

      Here Dan's answer:

        Try looking at "write contour", at


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