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Dimensioning to Spline Handles

Use Smart Dimension Tool_Smart_Dimensions_Relations.gif (Dimensions/Relations toolbar) to dimension to spline handles.

Example of spline handles:
spline_handle_green-circle.gif

spline_handle_green-arrow.gif

spline_handle_green-diamond.gif

You can add dimensions for:
  • Tangent Weighting 1 PM_Tangent_Magnitude_1.gif and Tangent Weighting 2 PM_Tangent_Magnitude_2.gif
  • Tangent Radial Direction PM_Tangent_Radial_Direction.gif
Dimensioning to spline handles allows:
  • Setting either value in the graphics area rather than the PropertyManager.
  • Controlling tangent weighting and direction in Design Tables.

To dimension to spline handles:

  1. In Edit Sketch mode, in the Spline PropertyManager under Parameters, select Tangent Driving.

    spline_handle_dimension00.gif

  2. Click Smart Dimension (Dimensions/Relations toolbar) or Tools > Dimensions > Smart.
  3. Select the spline to display the handles.

    For Tangent Weighting 1 PM_Tangent_Magnitude_1.gif - Tangent Weighting 2 PM_Tangent_Magnitude_2.gif
    1. Select any of the handles on either end, and click to place the dimension.
    2. Set the dimension in the Modify box.
    spline_handle_dimension01.gif
    For Tangent Radial Direction
    1. Select any of the handles on either end, the horizontal line, and click to place the dimension.
    2. Set the dimension in the Modify box.
    spline_handle_dimension02.gif



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