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Caita V5 Surfaces Clean Up

Caita V5 Surfaces Clean Up

Caita V5 Surfaces Clean Up

(OP)
What I am showing here is a very simple case for illustration/clarity purposes.

Anyways, I have a sketch which is made off two different curves (in this case two arcs) internally.



When I perform any surface generation operation from this sketch, a black line appears (this case in the middle)



I know this line represents the internal point in the sketch/curve where two or more entities join.

Is there anyway to "clean up" these lines in Catia? In my actual application case, my sketch curve is usually complex have multiple entities which are joined together and hence surfaces will have many such internal lines. I know by changing visual mode, one can get rid of these internal lines but many a times such a visualization mode may not be desirable and the presence of these internal lines look ugly as well as can be source of confusion (has happened when we share the models with external sources).

I've asked a few Catia experts & the response I've received is "not possible". Just hoping that folks here can either confirm or suggest ways to resolve the above.

RE: Caita V5 Surfaces Clean Up

Are those curves curvature continuous ?

RE: Caita V5 Surfaces Clean Up

It all depends...
there is a way to "clean" away those vertices, however, you will effectively create a new curve that diverges some from your original. If you can live with this error then use the command "Curve Smooth" located in GSD. Throw in Topology Simplification as well :)
Again, be aware you WILL be introducing a small discrepancy between the original curve and the new one.

regards,
LWolf

RE: Caita V5 Surfaces Clean Up

(OP)
LWolf,
Thanks for your reply. I will check out the smooth feature for some simple test cases.

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