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## Geometry | Spline |

Toolbar : |
Part-Editor: Geometry toolbar > Add Spline |
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Menu : |
Part-Editor: Add menu > Geometry sub-menu> > Add Spline |
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To add : |
Note: To add a Spline, we click (NOT drag)in the graphic-area to add Nodes that define the shape of the Spline.
The Spline sketch-element is now in the graphic-area. |
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Edit a Node's Position 1.Part-Editor: Add dimensions to specify the position of the node. - or - 1.Part-Editor: Drag the node to a new position. - or - 1.Mechanism-Editor (or Part-Editor) : See the Point Properties dialog-box Edit the Spline's Angle at a Node 1.Mechanism-Editor (or Part-Editor) : Click the Spline to show the Spline-Handles 2.Mechanism-Editor (or Part-Editor) : Drag, to rotate an arrowhead of a spline-handle around the Node Edit the Spline's Curvature at a Node 1.Mechanism-Editor (or Part-Editor) : Click the Spline to show the Spline-Handles 2.Mechanism-Editor (or Part-Editor) : Drag the arrowhead of a spline-handle further from or nearer to a node |
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Notes: •A Spline may be open or closed. •Click the Spline to show a spline-handle for each Node: •The direction of the spline at a Node is normal to its spline-handles •The Radius-of Curvature of the spline at a Node is proportional to the length of its spline-handle •The Radius-of-Curvature of the spline at a Node is symmetrical to the two sides of its spline-handle. To hide the spline-handles (default), click the Spline again. |