Fillet Flange, Tube Flange, Surface Fillet, Symmetric Fillet, and Freeform Blend all benefit from improved interaction and shape control in this release.
Consistent G2 behavior in Fillet Flange and Tube Flange
and now use a slider to control the shape of the fillet when is set to . You can specify either the or of the fillet (Form factor = Center radius / Tangent offset). The options have been removed.
These changes make the behavior of those tools consistent with and, as of this release, (see Enhancements to Panel Gap) .
Flip manipulator added to Fillet Flange and Tube Flange
and now have a flip manipulator, in the shape of a blue arrow, which appears on the input surface curves after they are selected. Clicking the manipulator has the same effect as checking/unchecking the option in the control window: it flips the side of the surface on which the fillet and flange are built.
Modify Range option and manipulators
We added a option to the control windows of the following tools:
- Surface Fillet tool
- Fillet Flange tool
- Tube Flange tool
- Freeform Blend tool
Selecting this option causes blue arrow manipulators to appear on the fillets/flanges. Drag these arrows to modify the extent of the fillets and flanges across the input surfaces. (The arrows become yellow when selected.) You can drag the arrows all the way to the edges of the input surfaces.
You can also use the and sliders instead of dragging the arrows. Setting the sliders to 0.0 and 1.0 resets the original extent.
NoteWhen this option is not selected (default), the fillets and flanges extend to the edges of the input surfaces.
Label toggles for Flow Control options
The following tools now display labels on the model, associated with the options in the control window. Clicking the labels lets you cycle through the possible values. These values are identical to the values found in the control window, and the settings are kept synchronized.
Ability to snap to curves when adjusting range added to Symmetric Fillet tool
The arrow manipulators that appear when modifying the fillet ranges now snap to curve intersections according to the options set in the Curve Snap Options window.