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BlueSurf

BlueSurf

Note:
Please refer to the Help topics BlueSurf command and BlueSurf Options dialog box for more detailed information.


BlueSurf is a surface creation command used to generate complex, but highly editable surfaces. Like loft and sweep, a BlueSurf utilizes cross sections and guide curves, and these parent curves drive the behavior of the resultant surface. Several techniques can be applied to further edit a BlueSurf.
  • New section and/or guides can be incorporated, providing additional control over the BlueSurf topology.
  • As sections and/or guides are added, the number of edit points can be increased or reduced through the concept called Edit Point Data Management.
  • BlueDot edit points can be moved in order to manipulate the surface; both Shape and Local Edits are available.
The first step in creating a BlueSurf is selecting cross sections. The Cross Section Step activates automatically. At least two cross sections are required.
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Next, you can select Guide curves if needed. Click the Guide Curve Step and select the guide curve(s).
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Click Preview and then Finish.

The example below shows the BlueSurf result of two cross-sections (C1, C2) and two guide curves (G1, G2).
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A BlueSurf may also consist of a single cross-section and a single guide curve. The following example shows the BlueSurf result of using cross-section (C1) and guide curve (G1) from the previous example.
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At this point, editing any of the cross-sections or guide curves modifies the shape of the BlueSurf. If you need additional surface shape control, the BlueSurf command provides a step to insert additional sketches.


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