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Boundary Surface

The boundary surface feature lets you create surfaces that can be tangent or curvature continuous in both directions (all sides of the surface). In most cases, this delivers a higher quality result than the loft tool. Consumer product designers and others who require high quality surfaces with curvature continuity can use this tool.

Direction 1 and Direction 2 are fully interchangeable in the PropertyManager. You achieve the same results whether you select entities using Direction 1 or 2.

Examples of boundary surfaces:

Single curve to a point in one direction

Three curves in directions 1 and 2

To create a boundary surface feature:

  1. Click Boundary Surface (Surface toolbar) or Insert, Surface, Boundary Surface.

  2. Set the PropertyManager options.

    • Curve callouts colors match those used in the PropertyManager.

    • Click callouts to change the Tangent Type.

  1. Click .

To change the display color of the surface while you are editing it, use the System Options - Colors page to edit the color for Temporary Graphics, Shaded.



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