General Modeling

Solutions related to general curve and surface modeling.

Change or Swap U and V Directions of Surfaces
In order to change the parameterization of a surface, e.g. to include a set of surfaces in a poly surface or to change the surface normal, CAESES/FFW offers...
Mon, 23 Feb, 2015 at 9:17 AM
Visualise the Surface U-V-Orientation
There are four different ways showing the U-V-Orientation of a surface in CAESES/FFW. Select the surface and in the Object E...
Mon, 23 Feb, 2015 at 9:26 AM
Flipping the Surface Normal
The easiest way to flip the normal of a given surface is by reversing one of the surface directions U or V. In a NURBS/B-Spline surface this can be done, ...
Mon, 23 Feb, 2015 at 9:26 AM
Visualize the Surface Normal
In order to visualize a surface’s normal select the surface, extend the Display Options and toggle the option “Normal/Scale”. Thus the surface normal is vis...
Mon, 23 Feb, 2015 at 9:29 AM
Using Geometry Mirroring
We have observed that users sometimes get confused by the mirror functionality which doubles the geometry by scaling the y-coordinate with a factor ...
Mon, 23 Feb, 2015 at 9:30 AM
Skinning Method of Metasurfaces including Boundary Curves
With version 3.1, an additional skinning option for Metasurfaces is introduced. This allows to have a low number of generating cross sections (curve...
Mon, 23 Feb, 2015 at 9:32 AM
Expensive Update Times - Disable Model Refresh
If the project contains a heavy model which has long update times, the automatic update functionality can easily be switch off. See the attached s...
Mon, 23 Feb, 2015 at 9:34 AM
Using Colored STL for Geometry Export
Simulation and meshing packages such as STAR-CCM+, ICEM CFD or OpenFOAM can import colored STL files which is an export format supported by CAESES/FFW: Boun...
Mon, 23 Feb, 2015 at 9:38 AM
Working with Metasurfaces
When working with Metasurfaces a good way to keep things well organized is to use two 3DWindows at the same time (e.g. one as a central widget, the other ...
Mon, 23 Feb, 2015 at 9:39 AM
Auto-Selection for Object Creation
Parametric models are typically built from various geometric or non-geometric entities, e.g. a projection curve depends on the curve that is going to be p...
Mon, 23 Feb, 2015 at 9:40 AM