Mesh by 3 Curves
KeyCreator \ Create \ Mesh \ Mesh-by-3-Curves

Location: Create>Mesh>Mesh by 3 Curves

Use this feature to create a mesh defined by two generator curves and a director curve, or by one generator curve and two director curves. The mesh visually simulates blending two-curve surfaces. When you use this option, the end positions of the three curves must intersect to form a closed boundary.

 

Using the Function:

  1. Select Mesh by 3 Curves from the Create>Mesh submenu.

  2. Choose the entity type for the mesh.

  3. Choose a method for defining the sweep of the mesh's profile:

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  • Translate - Keeps the generator curve's orientation relative to the world coordinate frame as the generator curve is moved along the director curve.

  • Rotate - Keeps the generator curve's orientation relative to the director curve as the generator curve is moved along the director curve.

  1. Select the generator curves.

  2. Enter the number of segments for the generator curves.

  3. Select a director curve, near the end from which you want to start the sweep of the generator curve.

  4. Enter the number of segments for the director curves.

  5. Choose whether or not the curves are connected correctly.

  6. Choose whether or not to group the mesh.

  7. If you group the mesh, enter a group name and, if necessary, a subgroup number.