Click Chaining Edges
Curves toolbar. The dialog box is displayed but not yet active.
Select a first edge. It is highlighted in blue, and a red
arrow proposes you a chaining direction.
The dialog box becomes active.
First check that the chaining direction is correct. If
not, click the red arrow to invert it.
As the chaining goes on, a text displayed above the red arrow informs you
of the process stage reached.
Select the edges that you will join to create the parting
- either by picking them,
- or using the edge
- or selecting the
Automatic check box.
- These selection modes can be mixed together.
You can also modify the
by adding or removing geometrical sets or hybrid bodies or part
bodies which will be analyzed to retrieve their edges.
Click Apply to join the selected edges.
||Each time you click Apply, you create a join.
Click OK to validate the creation of the join
and exit the dialog box. A Join.x feature is created in the
Define the number of
Steps Forward: the propagation of the
chaining stops when the number of Steps Forward is
reached, e.g. if Steps Forward is set to 4, the
propagation stops when 4 edges have been chained to the one you have
Steps Back: that is the number of edges
that will be removed when you click Remove edges from the
Click Navigate on Belt of Edges
. This will select all
(as defined by Steps Forward) edges that are tangent to the one
you have selected. Then the question Next ? appears above the
red arrow. Click Navigate on Belt of Edges
again or pick an edge
to continue your selection.
|Undo and Redo and the following
buttons are also available:
||Reverses the propagation direction.
||Resets the selection and the propagation zones.
||Hides or shows the direction arrow.
Select the Automatic check box and the last
edge to be chained as shown below:
The edges are chained as follows:
- the gap between the last selected edge and the next edge must be
less than the Maximum Gap,
- the angle between the tangent of the next edge and the tangent
to the last selected edges must be less than the Maximum Angle.
- If there still more that one candidates, the one that makes the
smallest angle is preferred.
The text Angle appears above the red arrow,
to inform you that the Maximum Angle value does
not enable the chaining of the edges.
Increase the value of Maximum Angle to 0.5
deg and reselect the last edge.
The edges are highlighted and the text Angle is replaced by
Edge reached, meaning that the operation was successful.