Extracting Iso-Parametric Curves

To extract iso-parametric curves:
  1. Do one of the following:
    • Click Face Curves Tool_Face_Curves_Sketch.gif (Sketch toolbar) or Tools > Sketch Tools > Face Curves, then select a face or surface.
    • Select a face or surface, then click Face Curves Tool_Face_Curves_Sketch.gif or Tools > Sketch Tools > Face Curves.
    A preview of the curves appears on the face. The curves are one color in one direction and another color in the other direction. The colors correspond to the colors in the Face Curves PropertyManager. The name of the face appears in the Face PM_face.gif box.
  2. Set the properties in the Face Curves PropertyManager.
  3. Click PM_OK.gif.
    The curves appear as 3D sketches in the FeatureManager design tree.
    If surface edge information cannot be matched, edge curves cannot be generated. The error message states: “Failed to create X out of X face curves. Please consider using convert entities.” You can generate the missing curves by opening a 3D sketch and using the Convert Entities Tool_Convert_Entities_Sketch.gif sketch tool.