# Question:Why Wouldn't a Trimmed Surface with plot3d use Maple’s view Algorithm to Get Smoother Edges?

## Question:Why Wouldn't a Trimmed Surface with plot3d use Maple’s view Algorithm to Get Smoother Edges?

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Hi MaplePrimes team,

I am aware that Maple is not designed for CAD and I am not here for you to help me build any advanced system like the example below.

Figure 1: Trimmed surface of fuselage to create airplane windows.

Here I my problem. Even using the adaptmesh option, creating serious trimmed surfaces requires large numbers of grids like for example [3000, 3000] and even beyond, which makes a mesh unnecessary on most of the surface and especially where we don’t need high resolution.

While if we limit the display volume with the Maple’s view command (view = [x1..x2, y1..y2, z1..z2]), the edges are always smooth regardless of the coordinates system or the type of mesh of the surface to be treated.

And so, the reason I’m writing this message is to ask you why creating trimmed surface with plot3d surface wouldn’t use Maple view’s algorithm to get smooth edges?

Future Alternative Solution:

I also take this opportunity to ask you when would it be possible to update the Maple’s grid option such that the point space will variable in term of surface variable. For example:

plot3d(<x(s,t), y(s,t), z(s,t)>, s = s1..s2, t = t1..t2, grid = [m(s,t), n(s,t)] )

I am sure that this solution, which for me does not seem to be difficult to implement, could be an alternative to enrich the mesh where we really need it and therefore a better control. What do you think?