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NX8 Iso Parametric Curves

By Stephen M. Samuel, PE

Iso parametric curves are incredibly useful. They’ve been available in NX for many years but now they update. You can use them to distribute curves along a surface in a rectangularize pattern. Once you have the curves, you can use them as the underlying construction geometry for almost anything. In the example below a surface is created and 2 sets of isoparametric curves are distributed on it. The surface is sewn into a solid and the curves are used to create solid ribs.

Figure 1. Using isoparametric curves to create ribs

Figure 2. The original surface is modified and the isoparametric curves update

iso parametric curves.zip (7 MB)

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