Measure the minimum distance

Hello! Ladies and gentlemen,

Is there a method or Python add-on to help measure the minimum distance between two components?

Hi tangtang,
Not that I know of.
Would it be sufficient to just do a simple calculation with vcNode.PositionMatrix and vcNode.BoundDiagonal?
For a more detailed solution, you could probably loop over the GeometrySets.

app = getApplication()
conveyor2 = app.findComponent(‘Conveyor #2’)
conveyor3 = app.findComponent(‘Conveyor #3’)
return_tuple = conveyor2.measureDistance(conveyor2, conveyor3)
distance = return_tuple
print distance[0]

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Tested version:4.7

Get it!

Thank you!

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