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Ruled Surface PropertyManager

To create a ruled surface:

  1. Click Ruled Surface tool_Ruled_Surface_Mold_tools.gif on the Mold Tools toolbar, or click Insert > Molds > Ruled Surface.
  2. In the PropertyManager, under Type, select an option:
    Option Description
    Tangent to Surface Ruled surface is tangent to the surfaces that share an edge.
    ruled_surface_tangent_surface.gif
    Normal to Surface Ruled surface is normal to the surfaces that share an edge.
    ruled_surface_normal_surface.gif
    Tapered to Vector Ruled surface is tapered to the specified vector.
    ruled_surface_tapered_vector.gif
    Perpendicular to Vector Ruled surface is perpendicular to the specified vector.
    ruled_surface_perpendicular_vector.gif
    Sweep Ruled surface is built by creating a swept surface using selected edges as guide curves.
    ruled_surface_sweep.gif
  3. Under Distance/Direction:
    • Set a value for Distance dim_lin_d.png.
    • With Tapered to Vector, Perpendicular to Vector, or Sweep:
      • Select an edge, a face, or a plane as the Reference Vector.
      • Click Reverse Direction PM_reverse_direction.gif, if necessary.
      • With Tapered to Vector only, set an Angle PM_angle.gif.
      • With Sweep only, you can select Coordinate input, and specify coordinates for the reference vector.
  4. Under Edge Selection:
    • Select the edges or parting line used as the base for the ruled surfaces.
    • Click Alternate Face, if necessary.
  5. Under Options:
    • Clear Trim and knit to manually trim and knit the surfaces.
    • Clear Connecting surface to remove any connecting surfaces. Connecting surfaces are usually created between sharp corners.
  6. Click PM_OK.gif.


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