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Page 7: Surface

Purpose: This interface is for importing CAD data in IGES or VDA format and also for working with surfaces (create, modify, delete, etc...).

Controls:

  • surface blank
  • Surface Blank
  • rbs Blank - Blank surface
  • By Part ID: Select surface part to blank from list (1)

All
 Turn all surfaces on
None
 Turn all surfaces off
Rev
 Reverse selection

Blank All
 Blank all surfaces
Unblk All
 Unblank all surfaces
Reverse
 Reverse operation

  • cb Blank FE. Mesh - Turn the elements on or off

Done
 Exit Surface Interface

 

  • surface create
  • Surface Create
  • rbs Create - Create surface
  • Type: 2L/3L/4L surface
  • ID: New Surface ID

  • PID: Enter target part ID
Plist
 Popup part ID table for selection

Apply
 Create new surface
Reject
 Reject new surface
  • Type: Skin surface
  • ID: New Surface ID

  • PID: Enter target part ID
Plist
 Popup part ID table for selection

Apply
 Create new surface
Reject
 Reject new surface
  • Type: Sweep surface
  • ID: New Surface ID

  • PID: Enter target part ID
Plist
 Popup part ID table for selection

  • cb Keep Angle - Keep angle between cross-section and sweep path
  • cbc Keep Cross-section - Keep surface from cross-section

Apply
 Create new surface
Reject
 Reject new surface
  • cb Blank FE. Mesh - Turn the elements on or off

Done
 Exit Surface Interface

 

  • surface modify
  • Surface Modify
  • rbs Modify - Modify surface
  • Operation: Move between parts
  • cbc Pick Target Part - Pick target part from drawing area

  • PID: Enter target part ID
Plist
 Popup part ID table for selection

Apply
 Move selected surfaces to target part
  • Operation: Scale
  • cbc Pick the origin - Pick the origin of scaling

  • XYZ: Enter XYZ coordinates as the origin of scaling
  • Scale Factor: Enter scale factor

Scale Up
 Scale up the selected surfaces
Scale Down
 Scale down the selected surfaces
  • cb Blank FE. Mesh - Turn the elements on or off

Done
 Exit Surface Interface

 

  • surface delete
  • Surface Delete
  • rbs Delete - Delete surface
Apply
 Delete the selected surfaces

  • cb Blank FE. Mesh - Turn the elements on or off

Done
 Exit Surface Interface

 

  • surface read
  • Surface Read/Write
  • rbs Rd/Wt - Read/Write surface
  • Type: Select surface type (IGES or VDA)
  • Filename: Enter file name to read/write

Read File
 Read geometry file

  • cbc Active Only - Write out active items only

Write File
 Write geometry file

  • cb Blank FE. Mesh - Turn the elements on or off

Done
 Exit Surface Interface

 

  • surface boundary
  • Surface Boundary
  • rbs BD. Line - Surface boundary lines extractor
  • cbc Auto Break - Auto break boundary line with turn angles

  • Angle: Enter turn angles

Apply
 Extract boundary lines from selected surfaces

  • cb Blank FE. Mesh - Turn the elements on or off

Done
 Exit Surface Interface

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