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Setting Curvature Values

You can change the curvature values at both ends of the scale and at three points in the middle so that the curvature values increment within a narrower or wider range, or increment more or less rapidly.

To set the curvature values:

  1. Click Options Tool_Options_Standard.gif (Standard toolbar), or click Tools > Options.
  2. On the Document Properties tab, click Model Display.
  3. Click Curvature.
  4. Select the curvature value edit boxes that you want to change and enter new values.

    You can modify the values at five intervals on the color scale; values are interpolated for the intermediate colors in the range. This table lists sample curvature values for some common radius values:

    Radius Curvature Radius Curvature
    0.125 8 10 0.1
    0.25 4 20 0.05
    0.5 2 25 0.04
    0.75 1.333 30 0.033
    1 1 40 0.025
    1.5 0.667 50 0.02
    2 0.5 75 0.013
    2.5 0.4 100 0.01
    3 0.333 125 0.008
    4 0.25 200 0.005
    5 0.2 250 0.004
    7.5 0.133 500 0.002

  5. Click Apply to preview the color scale changes with the new values. The intermediate curvature values also change appropriately.
  6. Click OK twice.


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