Composite Curves

To use the composite create operation for a curve

  1. On the Command Panel, click on Geometry and then Curve.
  2. Click on the Modify action button.
  3. Select Composite from the drop-down menu.
  4. Enter in the appropriate settings for Curve ID(s). This can also be done using the Pick Widget function.
  5. Select Create from the Select menu.
  6. Enter in the appropriate values for Keep Vertex ID and Max Curve Angle.
  7. Click Apply.

Composite Create Curve <id_range> [Keep Vertex <id_list>] [Angle <degrees>]

The additional arguments provide two methods to prevent vertices from being removed from the model or composited over. The first method, keep vertex explicitly specifies vertices which are not to be removed. This option can also be used to control which vertex is kept when compositing a set of curves results in a closed curve.

The angle option specifies vertices to keep by the angle between the tangents of the curves at that vertex. A value less than zero will result in no composite curves being created. A value of 180 or greater will result in all possible composites being created. The default behavior is an empty list of vertices to keep, and an angle of 180 degrees.