V4 Area Law

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adsplm posted this 11 February 2014

what happend to V4 area Law in V5 weep with AREA law not o be found please advise

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compton posted this 10 March 2014

The Area Law is there now... it's in Multi-Section surface under a specific tab. I think it appeared at R22.

Here's an extract from the R23 documentation:

"You can define and control the shape of a multi-sections surface between its sections. To create a multi-sections surface allowing an area law, the following inputs can be used:

  • planar sections (with no tangency conditions)
  • a spine (optional)
  • a guide curve (either no guide curve, one or two guide curves)"

My memory of V4 is fading, but if you want to create a sweep with an area law, I think this needs to be done as a 'circle' type sweep, which you can do in V5 using the 'centre and radius' option. You could control the radius via a law and use a formula to derive the sweep radius from an area curve.

Hope this helps?

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Amit posted this 10 March 2014

If you are still not seeing it adsplm, remember if you are running a PLM Express configuration of CATIA, you must have the GSD module (Part of the licencing) to see Area Law.