Edge Blend

Edge Blend

Edge blend command creates smooth tangent faces between faces which connected on edge.

To activate edge blend command

  • Click “Edge Blend” command icon on Home Ribbon Bar.
  • Select “Edge Blend” command from “Menu=> Insert => Detail Feature => Edge Blend”

To use edge blend command select edges to blend when “Select Edge” active in opened dialog box. As you select edges, model on screen will be updated and radius on edge will be shown. You can change or define radius values by typing value in boxes or by dragging arrow on screen

Add New Set:

You can define different radius values for different edges. There are two different methods to add new set.

  • Click LMB on icon right side of the “Add New Set” shown in figure
  • Click lightly middle mouse button.

You can see and change Set list by clicking list tab. Lists of sets will be opened. To change radius click on radius from list. Also you can change radius by clicking radius box on screen.

– Activate edge blend command
– Select edge-1 to define radius-1
– Click lightly middle mouse button. Radius-2 will be active in “Add New Set list”
– Select edge-2 to define radius-2
– Click lightly middle mouse button. Radius-3 will be active in “Add New Set list”
– Select edge-3 to define radius-3
– Click lightly middle mouse button. Radius-4 will be active in “Add New Set list”
– Select edge-4 to define radius-4
– Click normally or click lightly two times to finish edge blend command

You can select more than one edge by pressing and dragging LMB on screen.  Edges in selection area will be selected automatically.

Edge Blend order in part navigator is important. Shape of the model changes due to order of the command. You can change order of the commands by clicking and dragging command on part navigator.

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