Fundamentals > Creo Parametric User Interface > The Analysis Tab > Analyzing Surfaces > To Display Information About a Point on a Surface
To Display Information About a Point on a Surface
1. Click Analysis > Geometry Report > Point. The Point dialog box opens. Quick is the default analysis type.
2. Click in the Point collector and select a datum point or point on a surface of the object for analysis. The name of the selected entity is displayed in the Point collector and the corresponding reference coordinate system is selected in the CSYS collector.
The normal vector for each newly selected entity is computed and is displayed in the result area at the bottom of the Point dialog box. The direction of the vector is determined by the right hand rule and is displayed as an arrow for the tangent vector, normal vector, and the radius in the Creo Parametric graphics window.
* To clear the contents of the collector, right-click in the collector and click Remove on the shortcut menu. You can then continue to select a point or coordinate system in the collector.
3. Click OK to complete the analysis or Cancel to cancel the analysis. Alternatively, click Repeat to start a new analysis.
4. Optionally, to save the analysis or create an analysis feature, perform the following steps:
a. Click the Analysis tab if it is not selected by default.
b. Select the desired analysis types from the list at the bottom of the Point dialog box.
c. Select Saved to save the analysis with the model, and to display and dynamically update the analysis while modeling or select Feature to create analysis feature.
d. If required, rename the analysis in the box adjacent to the list.
* A point analysis reports the point, normal, minimum curvature, and maximum curvature at the selected point in the result area at the bottom of the Point dialog box.
e. Click the Feature tab to change feature options of the current analysis, if required. You can access the feature options only when you select a Feature type of analysis.
5. Optionally, to customize or edit your analysis, adjust the scale using the thumbwheel or type the value in the Scale box. You can also adjust the scale graphically using the handle on the point.