Explicit Specification of Intervals

The density of mesh edges along curves is specified by setting the actual number of intervals or by specifying a desired interval size.  The number of intervals can be explicitly set curve by curve, or implicitly set by specifying the intervals on a surface or volume containing that edge.  For example, setting the intervals for a volume sets the intervals on all curves in that volume.

To specify the number of intervals on a volume, surface or group

  1. On the Command Panel, click on Mesh.
  2. Click on Volume, Surface or Group.
  3. Click on the Intervals action button.
  4. Enter the appropriate value for Select Volumes, Select Surfaces or Select Groups. This can also be done using the Pick Widget function.
  5. Select Interval from the drop-down menu.
  6. Enter in the appropriate value for Interval.
  7. Click Apply and then Mesh.

To specify the number of intervals on a curve

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

{Curve|Surface|Volume|Body|Group} <range> Interval <intervals>

When setting interval counts for surfaces, volumes, bodies and groups, an interval's firmness of soft is assigned to the owned curves. When setting the interval count for a curve, a firmness of hard is assigned.

The user can scale the current intervals with the following commands. Scaling is done on an entity by entity basis.

{Curve|Surface|Volume|Body|Group} <range> Interval Factor <factor>