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Silhouette Curve reference


Creates an associative 3D curve along the outer boundary of a body as defined by the direction vector. Visualize a beam of light cast along the direction vector shining on the object . The silhouette curve is generated where the light drops off and the shadow begins.

A primary use of the silhouette curve command is to determine a natural parting line.


Ribbon: 3D Sketch tab  Create Panel  Silhouette Curve 

Selects the solid body to receive the curve geometry.

Selects the work plane, planar face, edge, or axis to define the vector direction.

NOTE:To break the associativity, expand the 3d Sketch in the browser. Select the Silhouette Curve nested under the sketch, and select Break Link from the context menu.

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