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Whether you use Equation curve often in your design?

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Orchid

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 Whether you use Equation curve often in your design?
10-10-2010 09:26 . pm | View his/her posts only
Whether you use Equation curve often in your design?

Like Helix curve heart-shaped curve albot curve ufo curve ....and so on.

If your answer is yes ,how do you solve in ZW3D ?




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Paul

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15-10-2010 01:27 . pm | View his/her posts only
Hi Orchid,
Importing curves, or more correctly points for curves, is a point cloud function.
Look in Help under:

Home > 13. VX Modeling > 02. Part Design > 07. Point Cloud Tools > Import Points from File (3D)

Helix curve generation is a wire frame feature, and can also be applied to cylinders.

You can also wrap curves to faces.

Out of interest what softwere are you using to generate your curves below?

What would you propose to use a talbot curve or a ufo curve for?

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Dave

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18-10-2010 08:31 . am | View his/her posts only
Hi Orchid,

I can't speak to the other curves, but helix works well for me. As Paul pointed out, it can be found as a wireframe tool. However, if you want to represent threads, it is also found as a shape tool. I don't know if there is a mathematical difference between helix (wireframe) and thread (shape), but both seem to work.

Regards,

Daved
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