Fundamentals > Creo Parametric User Interface > The Analysis Tab > Analyzing Surfaces > To Display Highlight Sections of a Surface
To Display Highlight Sections of a Surface
1. Click Analysis > Geometry Report > Sections. The Sections dialog box opens. Quick is the default analysis type.
2. Click in the Geometry collector and select a surfaces, quilts, parts, or all model surfaces on which you want to perform a surface analysis. If you select a part, all solid surfaces in the part are analyzed. The name of the selected entities are displayed in the Geometry collector.
3. Click in the Direction collector and select a reference plane, coordinate system, a straight curve, edge, axis, or multiple planes to indicate the direction of sections. The reference direction is indicated by an arrow on the model. You can flip the reference to reverse the direction indicated by the arrow on the model.
4. Select Highlight as the section type in the Sections box to provide information about surface connections.
* A highlight section is created where the surface normal is at a specific angle with respect to a horizontal line, that is, at the zero coordinate.
5. Specify the distance between the highlight curves in the Spacing box. The curves are highlighted on the surface and the spacing value is displayed in the Creo Parametric graphics window. By default, the spacing is 10. You can change the spacing graphically by changing the value directly in the Creo Parametric graphics window.
6. Update is selected by default. You can see the effects of your selections or changes on the analysis plot as you make them. Clear the Update check box to select or adjust multiple analysis options, and then click Preview to view the result of the analysis.
7. Click OK to complete the analysis or Cancel to cancel the analysis. Alternatively, click Repeat to start a new analysis.
For surfaces with tangent continuity, the highlight sections between surfaces are displayed with sharp corners. However, for surfaces that have curvature continuity, the highlight sections between surfaces are displayed as smooth curves.
8. Optionally, to save an analysis, perform the following steps:
a. Select Saved from the list at the bottom of the Sections dialog box to save the analysis with the model, and to display and dynamically update the analysis while modeling.
b. If required, rename the analysis in the box adjacent to the list.