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Spline Control Polygon

Question asked by Robert Jost Employee on Jul 18, 2011
Latest reply on Sep 8, 2011 by Robert Jost

Hi Everyone,

 

I’m currently doing some research on spline control and wanted to ask a few questions.

 

When working with splines, how many of you use the control polygon?  Currently, we can drag and reposition the nodes of the polygon in order to adjust the curvature of a spline. 

 

  1. If you use the control polygon, why?  Do you use it for simple, subtle adjustments, or as your primary tool to shape the spline?
  2. If you do not use the control polygon when working with splines, why not?
  3. If you haven’t already noticed, the control polygon does not adhere to standard sketch behavior (constraints, display in drawings etc).  Therefore, is there anything the control polygon cannot do that you wish it would do?

 

All feedback is welcome.

 

Thanks,

Rob Jost

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