Routing Single Bundle Segments on Surfaces

This tasks shows you how to route single bundle segments on part surfaces, keeping the associativity with the underlying part.
The FollowOnPart.CATProduct document is open.
The construction constraints have been defined previously.
The Bundle Segment Definition dialog box is still open.

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You cannot route branches on part surfaces using this scenario.
Refer to Routing Segments between Points Created On-the-Fly.

  • The bundle segment route is associated to the part.
    As a consequence, if the part is modified, the bundle segment is updated.
  • It is possible to add, remove or modify construction points or tangents instantly using the corresponding options.
  • When you create a bundle segment on a part,
    • the Bundle Segment on Surface option is activated and lets you change the side on which the bundle segment will be created.
      To do so, click Reverse .
    • Bend radius and Build mode parameters (Mode, Slack % and Length) are not taken into account.
    • Local slack management is not taken into account either (Local Slack is not available).

  1. Click Route Definition.
    The Route Definition dialog box opens.

  2. Check the Geometry on support box, and select the face on which the points have been defined (Surface.1).

  3. Click successively the three points in the geometry to define the flexible curve.

  4. Click OK to validate.

    The Route Definition dialog box closes.
    The Bundle Segment Definition dialog box is displayed afresh.
    Note: At that time, you can use Reverse to create the bundle segment on the other side of the surface.
  5. Click OK to validate the bundle segment definition.

Note: Two extra points have been created: they are the bundle segment extremities (Point.5 and Point.6).