# Partitioned Curves

There are four methods for specifying locations at which to partition curves:

The first two forms of the command create additional vertices and use those vertices to split a curve. The third form of the command uses existing vertices to split the curve. The fourth form of the command uses existing nodes to split the curve.

To partition curves by using vertices

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

Using the fraction option, vertices are created at the specified fractions along the curve (in the range [0,1].) Subsequently, the curve is split at each vertex, resulting in n+1 new curves, where n is the number of fraction values specified.

To partition curves by using a fraction list

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

Using the position option, vertices are created at the closest location along the curve to each of the specified position. Subsequently, the curve is split at each vertex, resulting in n+1 new curves, where n is the number of positions specified.

To partition curves by using coordinates

1. On the Command Panel, click on Geometry and then Curve.
2. Click on the Modify action button.
3. Select Partition from the drop-down menu.
4. Select Create Using Coordinates from the drop-down menu.
5. Enter in the appropriate values for Cure ID(s). This can also be done using the Pick Widget function.
6. Enter in the appropriate values for X Position, Y Position and Z Position.
7. Click Apply.

If the node option is used, meshed curves may be partitioned. The specified nodes must lie on the curve to be partitioned. The curve is split at each node specified, and any other mesh entities are divided appropriately amongst the curve partitions.

To partition curves by using nodes

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

Partition Create Curve <curve_id> {Fraction <fraction_list> | Position <xpos> <ypos> <zpos> | [with] <vertex_list> | <node_list> }

Related Commands

Partition delete curve <curve_id>