To Create a Quilt Tangent to a Surface
1. Create a reference curve.
2. Click Model > Surfaces > Blend Tangent to Surfaces. The Tangent Surface dialog box opens, with selected by default.
3. Specify the draft direction by selecting one of the following:
One Sided—The draft is created only on one side of the reference curve.
Two Sided—The draft is created on both sides of the reference curve.
4. Specify the pull direction.
5. Click the References tab, click under Draft Line Selection, and select the reference curve. The reference curve must lie outside the reference part geometry.
If you have selected One Sided as the draft direction earlier, then you can click under Parting Surface and select the parting surface.
6. The system automatically determines the surfaces that the draft is tangent to. However, if you are not satisfied with the automatic selection, click under Tangent To and select the appropriate surfaces on the reference part.
7. Click to preview the tangent draft geometry. If required, you can change the draft geometry by specifying the Closing Surfaces, Spine Curves, or Cap Angle, located on the Options tab. You can also edit the reference curve by using the Curves tab.
8. When satisfied with the feature geometry, click to close the dialog box and create the feature.