Object Hierarchy | Related C++ Class: NurbsCurveList

NurbsCurveList

A NurbsCurveList is a kind of Geometry and is a collection of
NurbsCurve objects. You can navigate the NurbsCurveList using the
generic objects such as Point and Sample or you
can navigate using objects that are specific to the NurbsCurveList such as
ControlPoint and NurbsSample.
A nurbs curve is defined as follows; surface can be defined similarly in 2 dimensions:

degree: k, order: k+1, Number of Control Points: n, Knot sequence = t(0), t(1)... t(k)... t(n)... t(n+k+1)

...where the knot sequence is non-decreasing which means t(0) <= t(1) <= ..... <= t(n)... <= t(n+k+1)

The above is a general definition for a nurbs curve and IGES standard supports this definition.
However in most industrial design systems, people put some constraints on the knot sequence:
for a degree k curve,
the first k+1 knots and the last k+1 knots are equal, e.g. t(0) = t(1) = ... = t(k) and t(n+1) = t(n+2) =... = t(n+k+1).
This ensures the curve passes the start ControlPoint and end ControlPoint which is a nice property to
control the final shape of nurbs curve.
For now we only support this constrained version of IGES format as we expect most design systems are using this format.

Application | Cache | Categories | Closed |

Clusters | ControlPoints | Curves | Facets |

FullName | Help | ICEAttributes | Length |

Name | NestedObjects | Origin | OriginPath |

Parent | Points | Samples | Segments |

Triangles | Type | ||

set oObject = Application.ActiveProject.ActiveScene.Root.AddGeometry("Arc","NurbsCurve") set oNurbsCurveList = oObject.ActivePrimitive.Geometry |