Vector
KeyCreator \ Create \ Vector \ Vector

The Vector entity is a powerful and essential tool in surface building. Primarily, vectors provide direction values and sometimes provide coordinate data as well.

<p class="Body-Text" "=""> The vector entity, which is essentially an arrow that points in a specific direction, can be used to control the slope of a surface or spline as it passes through a particular point. Vectors are also useful in defining 'plane' entities and they can also be used to pierce a surface to extract coordinate and slope vector data. The vector creation features are available from the Create>Vector pull-down and Advanced Modeling>Create>Vector palette submenus.

 

To view information on a feature available from the Create>Vector submenu, click on the appropriate link below:
Two Positions
Along Line
Key In
Rotate from Vector
Cross Product
Plane-Plane Intersection
Normal to Plane
Tangen to Curve
Normal to Curve
Surface Grid