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    Area of a porsche boxter?

    Hello,
    I need to know the area of a porsche boxter for a project im doing. My maths is appalling, ive searched google to find out how to measure the area of 3D shapes but get no answers, can only find information on 2D shapes.

    Basically I need to know the area of the body kit.

    Heres the measurements:

    Length 4,329 mm
    Width 1,801 mm
    Height 1,292 mm

    Can some one point me in the right direction on how this can be achived? Are they the right measurements I need to work out the area of the body kit?

    Thanks in advance,
    Ryan
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    Quote Originally Posted by razta View Post
    Hello,
    I need to know the area of a porsche boxter for a project im doing. My maths is appalling, ive searched google to find out how to measure the area of 3D shapes but get no answers, can only find information on 2D shapes.

    Basically I need to know the area of the body kit.

    Heres the measurements:

    Length 4,329 mm
    Width 1,801 mm
    Height 1,292 mm

    Can some one point me in the right direction on how this can be achived? Are they the right measurements I need to work out the area of the body kit?

    Thanks in advance,
    Ryan
    this is a lot more complicated than you would think. we would need a lot more information than is given. i'm sure none of the measurements you gave are constant. modeling the curves of the car will be complicated, and there is hardly any chance that you would be able to do it accurately without the blueprints of the car's design or something
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    Quote Originally Posted by razta View Post
    Hello,
    I need to know the area of a porsche boxter for a project im doing. My maths is appalling, ive searched google to find out how to measure the area of 3D shapes but get no answers, can only find information on 2D shapes.

    Basically I need to know the area of the body kit.

    Heres the measurements:

    Length 4,329 mm
    Width 1,801 mm
    Height 1,292 mm

    Can some one point me in the right direction on how this can be achived? Are they the right measurements I need to work out the area of the body kit?

    Thanks in advance,
    Ryan
    Do you mean the surface area? Then you need detailed information on the shape.
    For what purpose do you need this area? The answer to this last
    question will influence how accurately the area has to be calculated.

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    Last edited by CaptainBlack; January 17th 2008 at 09:08 PM.
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    Yes I mean the surface area (i think). What im trying to do is work out how many advertisements would fit on a porsche boxter.

    For example:

    Say if an advertisement is 5x5cm how many would fit on the body kit, excluding windows and light fittings.

    The measurments in the first post are from porsche.com and are for the Boxster S Sport, im not sure if they have taken into consideration the curves, etc...
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    Quote Originally Posted by razta View Post
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    The measurments in the first post are from porsche.com and are for the Boxster S Sport, im not sure if they have taken into consideration the curves, etc...
    well, that's what you need to make sure of.

    if the measurements account for the curves, the basic surface area would be: SA = 2lw + 2lh + 2wh - (area of windows etc)

    where l - length, w - width, h - height.

    couldn't you get your hands on a porsche, to do the measurements somewhat empirically?
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    Quote Originally Posted by razta View Post
    Hello,
    I need to know the area of a porsche boxter for a project im doing. My maths is appalling, ive searched google to find out how to measure the area of 3D shapes but get no answers, can only find information on 2D shapes.

    Basically I need to know the area of the body kit.

    Heres the measurements:

    Length 4,329 mm
    Width 1,801 mm
    Height 1,292 mm

    Can some one point me in the right direction on how this can be achived? Are they the right measurements I need to work out the area of the body kit?

    Thanks in advance,
    Ryan
    Hello,

    use the measurements and these fotos Galerie - Boxster - Boxster √úbersicht - Dr. Ing. h.c. F. Porsche AG
    (and proportions) to estimate the surface area of a boxster.
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    Dip the whole thing in paint, and divide how much paint you use by the thickness of the coat...
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