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Silhouette Curve reference

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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.

Access

Ribbon: 3D Sketch tab  Create Panel  Silhouette Curve 

Body
Selects the solid body to receive the curve geometry.

Direction
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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