Curvature

Applies to: Curves

Summary: Meshes curves by adapting the interval size to the local curvature.

To mesh curves by adapting the interval size to the local curvature

  1. On the Command Panel, click on Mesh and then Curve.
  2. Click on the Mesh action button.
  3. Enter the values for Select Curves. This can also be done using the Pick Widget function.
  4. Select Curvature from the drop-down menu.
  5. Enter the appropriate Value.
  6. Click on Apply Size and then Mesh.

Curve <range> Scheme Curvature <double>

Discussion:

The value of <double> controls the degree of adaptation. If zero, the resulting mesh will have nearly equal intervals. If greater than zero, the smallest intervals will correspond to the locations of largest curvature. If less than zero, the largest intervals will correspond to the locations of largest curvature. The default value of <double> is zero. Straight lines and circular arcs will produce meshes with near-equal intervals. The method for generating this mesh is iterative and may sometimes not converge. If the method does not converge, either the <double> is too large (over-adaptation) or the number of intervals is too small. Currently, the scheme does not work on periodic curves.