Polygon Area

The requirement for this task is to verify the area of polygons. The motivation could be controlling the amount of material used to cut shapes on some type of material. Some time ago led a project that developed a system to print images on film. The software used two hardware devices to keep track of the number of feet used per roll and the total area of all images (polygons) used to generate images by the software.

In this case the description of the polygons (made up of consecutive lines), lines (made of start and end point) and points (3D coordinates) are provided via an XML file. For simplicity and brevity I will skip the code I wrote to load and parse the XML file. The polygons are defined in a 3D space. Continue reading “Polygon Area”