compas.geometry.closest_point_on_polyline(point, polyline)[source]

Find the closest point on a polyline to a given point.

  • point ([float, float, float] | Point) – XYZ coordinates of a 2D or 3D point (Z will be ignored).

  • polyline (sequence[point] | Polyline) – A sequence of XYZ coordinates representing the locations of the corners of a polyline. The vertices are assumed to be in order.


[float, float, float] – XYZ coordinates of closest point.