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Constrain Spline Control Points?

Is there a way to apply constraints to spline control points?

 

spline_control_points.png

David McMahon
Solid Edge 2019
HP Z2 Mini, Windows 10
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Re: Constrain Spline Control Points?

Gears Honored Contributor Gears Honored Contributor
Gears Honored Contributor

Hi David,

 

I gave it a shot and was able to connect the control points and vertices of a spline to keypoints of other geometry:

 

If you hover over the spline, in a fashion similar to that for a circle to get its center point, the control vertices will show up and stay visible until you then mouse-over them to pick.

  

 

 

Are you also looking for something similar?

 

~Tushar

 

Betreff: Constrain Spline Control Points?

Gears Esteemed Contributor Gears Esteemed Contributor
Gears Esteemed Contributor

Hi @David_McMahon

 

 

You can use those control points as any other point in SE

 

regards
Wolfgang

Re: Constrain Spline Control Points?

@Tushar

 

Hmm...it's not working for me. The snap points highlight but don't snap. Maybe I have some setting toggled incorrectly. See attached video and part file.

 

I am using Solid Edge 2019, MP4.

 

(view in My Videos)

 

David McMahon
Solid Edge 2019
HP Z2 Mini, Windows 10

Re: Constrain Spline Control Points?

Gears Esteemed Contributor Gears Esteemed Contributor
Gears Esteemed Contributor

Hi @David_McMahon,

 

Do you have "Maintain Relationships" & Relationship Handles" buttons active?

Sean Cresswell
Design Manager Streetscape Ltd
Solid Edge 2019 [MP5] Classic [x3 Seats - Cloud Enabled]
Windows 10 - Quadro P2000

Re: Constrain Spline Control Points?

@SeanCresswell

 

Yes, see below.

 

releationship handles.png

 

David McMahon
Solid Edge 2019
HP Z2 Mini, Windows 10

Re: Constrain Spline Control Points?

Gears Esteemed Contributor Gears Esteemed Contributor
Gears Esteemed Contributor

@David_McMahon, odd Robot Frustrated ....can you not place relationships on them either? ....also, are all the "IntelliSketch" glyphs selected?? [I have the "Relationship Colors" & "Alignment Indicator" buttons active] Check the "IntelliSketch Options" also.....maybe there are more unchecked choices there.

Sean Cresswell
Design Manager Streetscape Ltd
Solid Edge 2019 [MP5] Classic [x3 Seats - Cloud Enabled]
Windows 10 - Quadro P2000

Re: Constrain Spline Control Points?

@SeanCresswell

 

Thanks. Did you happen to open the part file I attached in an earlier post and see if you could get it to work with my file?

David McMahon
Solid Edge 2019
HP Z2 Mini, Windows 10

Re: Constrain Spline Control Points?

Gears Esteemed Contributor Gears Esteemed Contributor
Gears Esteemed Contributor

Hi @David_McMahon,

 

No I didn't spot your attachment, sorry......and yes, there seems to be something going on with your file.

Try my one. [attached - SE2019 file] ....see if you can add more relationships &/or dimensions.

Sean Cresswell
Design Manager Streetscape Ltd
Solid Edge 2019 [MP5] Classic [x3 Seats - Cloud Enabled]
Windows 10 - Quadro P2000

Re: Constrain Spline Control Points?

@SeanCresswell

 

Thanks for the post. I tried your file but could not get the constraints to work. I deleted the coincident constraint in your model and the snaps worked again. Not sure if it is a bug or something I don't understand with the constraint solver. Probably the latter.

 

(view in My Videos)

 

 

David McMahon
Solid Edge 2019
HP Z2 Mini, Windows 10