SPLINE, P1, P2, P3, P4, P5, P6, XV1, YV1, ZV1, XV6, YV6, ZV6
Generates a segmented spline through a series of keypoints.

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P1, P2, P3, . . . , P6

Keypoints through which the spline is fit. At least two must be defined. If P1 = P, graphical picking is enabled and all remaining command fields are ignored (valid only in the GUI).

The following fields are used only if specified end slopes on the line are desired, otherwise zero curvature end slopes will be automatically calculated to produce a line which is "straight" in the active coordinate system. To specify end slopes, use the following fields to define a "slope vector" (one for each end of the line, if desired) that has its tail at the origin and its head at the point XVn,YVn, ZVn in the active coordinate system [CSYS]. The corresponding end slope of the line will then be parallel to this "slope vector."

XV1, YV1, ZV1

Location (in the active coordinate system) of the head of the "slope vector" corresponding to the slope at the P1 end of the spline. The tail of the vector is at the origin of the coordinate system.

XV6, YV6, ZV6

Location of the head of the "slope vector" corresponding to the slope at the P6 (or the last keypoint if fewer than six specified) end of the spline.


The output from this command is a series of connected lines (one line between each pair of keypoints) that together form a spline. Note that solid modeling in a toroidal coordinate system is not recommended.

Menu Paths

Main Menu>Preprocessor>Modeling>Create>Lines>Splines>Segmented Spline
Main Menu>Preprocessor>Modeling>Create>Lines>Splines>With Options>Segmented Spline

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