Surface > Edge Continuity
The EdgeContinuity command uses hair lines to visualize distance, tangency or curvature deviation between an edge pair.
Select two edges to evaluate.
Set options in the Edge Continuity panel.
Edge Continuity Options
Evaluates distance deviation between the selected edge pair.
The decimal places of distance deviation is controlled by Document Properties > Units > Display precision. (Decimal-only)
Evaluates tangent direction deviation between the selected edge pair.
Evaluates curvature deviation between the selected edge pair.
This option displays absolute and relative (in parentheses) deviations.
Absolute curvature deviation = (1/Radius1)-(1/Radius2)
Relative curvature deviation = (Radius1-Radius2)/(Radius1+Radius2)
Controls the density of the hair lines.
The scale factor for the hair line length based on the selected continuity option.
The allowed curvature difference.
The allowed tangent direction difference.
The allowed gap distance.
A hair line displays this color if the evaluated value is below the tolerance.
A hair line displays this color if the evaluated value is above the tolerance.
The hair line with the largest value displays this color.
Displays the largest distance deviation value in a dot.
Displays the largest tangent deviation angle in a dot.
Displays the largest curvature deviation in a dot.
Click to select one more edge pair.
Click to select one of the existing edge pairs to remove.
Click to remove all the evaluated edge pairs.
Report the maximum and minimum distances between two curves.
Evaluate surface curvature using false-color analysis.
Visually evaluate surface smoothness and continuity using a stripe map.
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