An X-Topology Surface is a surface which is generated by skinning or patching a number of X-Topology Curves. The surface is based on a 2-manifold where the curve intersections are vertices, the segments between vertices the edges and "holes" between the vertices and edges are faces. The objective of the X-Topology Surface is to create a patch or patches for each faces. The X-Topology surface can produce a representation based on a number of different surface techniques.
Right-Click -> Multiple Selection -> Create XTSurface Group
Create an X-Topology Surface by selecting two or more connected X-Topology Curves.
The surface definition cannot be edited directly, but it can be manipulated by editing any of its attached X-Topology definition curves.
Entity Attributes Panel
X-Topology Surface attributes panel
- Show Attributes... (F11)
- Explode as Surface Meshes
- Extract Curve Edges
- Convert to BSpline Surface List
- Extract Contours
- Create Polygon Mesh
- Create Calculation Sections
- Export Surface and Curves...
- Export Manifold...
Import / Export
|Initial Graphics Exchange Spec. (IGES)||Yes|
|FastShip (SRF)||Explode to other Surfaces|
|ACIS (Autodeck/Tribon/Aveva Marine Initial Design)||Transferred as a complete body if represented by BSpline surfaces.|