Geometry | Blend-Curve

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Geometry | Blend-Curve

Add Blend-Curve


See also: Blend-Curve dialog-box


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Toolbar :

Part-Editor : Geometry toolbar

Menu :

Part-Editor : Add menu > Geometry sub-menu> > Add Blend-Curve

To Add :

1.Part-Editor: Click Geometry toolbar > Add Blend-Curve

2.Part-Editor: Drag in the graphic-area from the start-Point to the end-Point.


Drag: mouse-button-down (start-Point), move your mouse-pointer, mouse-button-up (end-Point).


The Blend-Curve is now in the graphic-area.


To Edit :

See Blend-Curve dialog-box and Drag-Handles

Notes:

Add with Free-Points* to locate a joint or add as a layout-sketch.

Do NOT HOVER above a Point* before you mouse-button-down or mouse-button-up.

See also: How to Delete a Constraint


Add with Merged-Points* to construct a sketch-path or sketch-loop

Do HOVER above a Point* before you mouse-button-down or mouse-button-up.

The Angle, Slope, and Curvature of the Blend-Curve you add will equal that of the sketch-element with which you merge.

See: Hover+Drag , merge-points.


Point* : start-Point, end-Point, center-Point.


Example

How:

Selection-Window

Assembly-Tree

GA-Geometry-AddBlend-Curve

Drag from the startRed-14-1b to the end PointRed-14-2 of Blend-Curve

Blend-Curven

Pointn at each end of the CAD-Line

The Blend-Curve is a child to the Part.

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The default Angle, Curvature and Curvature Rate at the start-Point and end-Point of the Blend-Curve are zero.

The images to the left and above are default Blend-Curves.

The Blend-Curve at the top has been added with a drag from bottom-left to top-right.

The Blend-Curve at the bottom has been added with a drag from top-right to bottom-left.

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Hover + Drag from the end-Point of a different sketch-element to merge the start-Point of as new Blend-Curve.

When you merge the Blend-Curve with a sketch-element, the Blend-Curve matches the Angle, Curvature and Curvature Rate with the other sketch-element.

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