Spline vs dozens of "points" in aprons

Is there any advantage?

Obviously making a smooth curve for us humans is easier with splines, but when an airport has a visually adequate curve made by the AI, is there any advantage to redoing that using splines?

So far, I’ve only used splines where I felt I needed to alter or add a curved apron.

I don’t have a good answer for this, but I’m answering it in the hopes that it will spark other conversation. My thought is that if it ain’t broke, don’t fix it. I would assume/hope that the AI system would find an optimal balance for FPS, and if it looks good already, there isn’t much of a need to change it. But I definitely welcome other opinions on this matter.

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I’m usually make a lot of points instead of splines. I don’t like how spline usually works, so I chose to stick to basic points.


I agree with N316TS, if the auto-spline with only basic points is correct, it’s fine.
And if the manual spline is better, feel free to use it.

The main thing is not to make 100 basic points to make a curve for 1 meter :stuck_out_tongue: