Displaying Contact Points On Elements

This task shows you how to display contact points on elements and how to modify their values.
Three other types of manipulators can be displayed on a given element, whether the selected or the resulting element:
These manipulators are displayed either by using the Dashboard (P2 only) as illustrated in this task, or by checking the adequate option in Tools > Options > Shape > FreeStyle. Once they are displayed, their behavior is identical regardless of the chosen interface style.
Open the FreeStyle_Part_42.CATPart document.
  1. Click the Blend Surface icon:

  2. Select an edge on each surface.
    The blend surface is computed.

  3. Click the Contact Points icon:
    Manipulators are displayed on the connection, allowing you to interactively define the blend limits by simply sliding them along the boundaries.
    You can edit the contact points by right-clicking any of them to display the contextual menu and choosing the Edit item.
    The Tuner dialog box opens to let you key in a new value, in percentage of the total boundary.