- Select Closing Point 2 as shown on Section 2 to redefine the closing point.
- Click Closing Point 2 arrow to reverse the direction.
- Remove the selected curve
- Replace the selected curve by another curve.
- Add another curve.
It is possible to edit the feature reference elements by first selecting a curve in the dialog box list then choosing a button to either:
By default, the application computes a spine, but if you wish to impose a curve as the spine to be used, you just need to click the Spine tab then the Spine field and select the spine of your choice in the geometry.
In the Spine tab page, you can select the Spine check box to use a spine that is automatically computed or select a curve to impose that curve as the spine.
- It is strongly recommended that the spine curve be normal to each section plane and must be continuous in tangency. Otherwise, it may lead to an unpredictable shape.
- If the plane normal to the spine intersects one of the guide curves at different points, it is advised to use the closest point to the spine point for coupling.
- If the spine is automatically computed spine and one or two guide curves are selected: the multi-sections solid is limited by the guide extremities. If there are more than two guide curves, the spine stops at a point corresponding to the barycenter of the guide extremities. In any case the tangent to the spine extremity is the mean tangent to the guide extremities.
Several coupling types are available in the Coupling tab:
- Ratio: the curves are coupled according to the curvilinear abscissa ratio.
- Tangency: the curves are coupled according to their tangency discontinuity points. If they do not have the same number of points, they cannot be coupled using this option.
- Tangency then curvature: the curves are coupled according to their curvature discontinuity points. If they do not have the same number of points, they cannot be coupled using this option.
- Vertices: the curves are coupled according to their vertices. If they do not have the same number of vertices, they cannot be coupled using this option.
The Relimitation tab lets you specify the removed multi-sections solid relimitation type. You can choose to limit the feature only on the Start section, only on the End section, on both, or on none.
- the Angular Correction option to smooth the lofting motion along the reference guide curves. This may be necessary when small discontinuities are detected with regards to the spine tangency or the reference guide curves’ normal. The smoothing is done for any discontinuity which angular deviation is smaller than 0.5 degree, and therefore helps generating better quality for the resulting multi-sections solid.
- the Deviation option to smooth the lofting motion by deviating from the guide curves.
In the Smooth parameters section, you can check:
If you are using both Angular Correction and Deviation parameters, it is not guaranteed that the spine plane be kept within the given tolerance area. The spine may first be approximated within this deviation tolerance, then each moving plane may rotate within the angular correction tolerance.
Click OK to create the removed multi-sections solid.
The feature (identified as Multi-sections Solid.xxx) is added to the specification tree.