Surface Curvature Analysis is used to analyze the curvature of surfaces. The analysis can be done in the Generative Shape Design environment or in the Part Design environment. To see the results of the analysis, you must first turn on the Shading with
To start the analysis, you need to select the desired surface and then click on the Surface Curvature
The Surface Curvature dialog box displays the following information:
The following figure shows an example of a Maximum type analysis. You need to select the type of analysis, click on the Use Min Max button. If the On the fly option is turned on by moving the cursor over the surface, the results are dynamically updated. The maximum curvature value, radius, and the direction of maximum or minimum curvature are displayed. In the same way, a Minimum type analysis can also be made.
Mean analysis shows results as (Minimum Curvature + Maximum Curvature) / 2.
Inflection Area analysis allows the identification of the direction of curvature. The green color indicates the areas in which the minimum and maximum curvature have the same direction. The blue color indicates areas where the minimum and maximum curvature have the opposite direction.