Faces, meshes, curves and points

The geometrical model is presented as aggregate of geometry objects. Every object is a whole element and cannot be divided into smaller parts. These are the objects that affect the path of the tool movement toolpath in machining operations, which are formed from them (the part, workpiece, restrictions etc). The object have unique name, that includes objects type and ordinal number by default. The name can be changed by the user in the geometrical model structure window.

There is some geometry objects types:

  • <Face>
  • <Mesh>
  • <Curve>
  • <Point>
  • <Edge> is a special type of geometry objects. This is the curve, that formed by ranges of meshes and faces. Edges is parametrical objects.
  • <Vertex> is a point that marks the end of edge. Vertices is parametrical objects as well as edges.

Parametrical objects has some features. They keep permanent connection to source object. Consequently there is some limitations on available actions with them and they not listed in available objects in geometrical model structure window. However this objects can be selected in graphical window and can be used as <Job assignment>, <Part>, <Workpiece>, <Fixtures>, etc in <Machining> mode.

Note:        <Edges> and <Vertices> is available for sewed faces only.

For more convenience, geometrical objects can be joined into groups.




See also:

Geometrical model structure