Displaying Tensions On Elements

This task shows you how to display tensions 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_43.CATPart document.

  1. Select two curves and click the Blend Curve icon:


The blend curve is previewed.

  1. Click the Tensions icon:


Green segments representing the direction and limits tension are displayed.

You can modify the tension by sliding the displayed value along the green segment.


You can also edit the value, or invert the tension direction, using the contextual menu on the value.