Loft-Settings-Dialog-Box

Loft Settings Dialog Box

    Loft Settings Dialog Box

    List of Options

    The following options are displayed.

    Ruled

    Specifies that the solid or surface is ruled (straight) between the cross sections
    and has sharp edges at the cross sections. (LOFTNORMALS system variable)

    Smooth Fit

    Specifies that a smooth solid or surface is drawn between the cross sections and has
    sharp edges at the start and end cross sections. (LOFTNORMALS system variable)

    Start Continuity

    Sets the tangency and curvature of the first cross section.

    Start Bulge Magnitude

    Sets the size of the curve of the first cross section.

    End Continuity

    Sets the tangency and curvature of the last cross section.

    End Bulge Magnitude

    Sets the size of the curve of the last cross section.

    Normal To

    Controls the surface normal of the solid or surface where it passes through the cross
    sections. (LOFTNORMALS system variable)

    Start Cross Section

    Specifies that the surface normal is normal to the start cross section.

    End Cross Section

    Specifies that the surface normal is normal to the end cross section.

    Start and End Cross Sections

    Specifies that the surface normal is normal to both the start and end cross sections.

    All Cross Sections

    Specifies that the surface normal is normal to all cross sections.

    Draft Angles

    Controls the draft angle and magnitude of the first and last cross sections of the
    lofted solid or surface. The draft angle is the beginning direction of the surface.
    0 is defined as outward from the plane of the curve. (LOFTNORMALS system variable)

    The following illustration shows the affect of using a different draft angle for the
    first and last cross sections of a lofted solid. The first cross section is assigned
    a draft angle of 45 degrees, while the last cross section is assigned a draft angle
    of 135 degrees.

    You can also use the draft angle handle to adjust the draft angle (triangular grip)
    and magnitude (circular grip).

    Start Angle

    Specifies the draft angle for the start cross section. (LOFTANG1 system variable)

    Start Magnitude

    Controls the relative distance of the surface from the start cross section in the
    direction of the draft angle before the surface starts to bend toward the next cross
    section. (LOFTMAG1 system variable)

    End Angle

    Specifies the draft angle for the end cross section. (LOFTANG2 system variable)

    End Magnitude

    Controls the relative distance of the surface from the end cross section in the direction
    of the draft angle before the surface starts to bend toward the previous cross section.
    (LOFTMAG2 system variable)

    Close Surface or Solid

    Closes and opens a surface or solid. When using this option, the cross sections should
    form a torus-shaped pattern so that the lofted surface or solid can form a closed
    tube. (LOFTPARAM system variable)

    Periodic (Smooth Ends)

    Creates a smooth, closed surface whose seam will not kink if it is reshaped. This
    option is only available if the loft is ruled or smooth fit and the Close Surface
    or solid option is selected.

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