Constrains two splines to maintain fluid geometric continuity between them. (This command is equivalent to using the Smooth option of the GeomConstraint command.)
Note: The second spline that you select is adjusted to smoothly connect to the first spline.
Accessing the Command
command bar: gcsmooth
menu bar: Assembly | 2D Constraints | Smooth
ribbon: Parametric | 2D Constraints | Smooth
toolbar: 2D Constraints |
Prompts you in the command bar:
Select first spline curve:(Select a spline)
Select second entity:(Select another spline)
|Select first entity||Select a spline|
|Select second entity||Select another spline; this spline bends to meet the first one smoothly; see figure below|
After you place the constraint, icons appear near the entities indicating the type of constraint. If you do not see them, then use the ConstraintBar command to display them.
Pause the cursor over one of the icons to see the location of the constraint, shown as a large X:
To remove a constraint, click the tiny x on the constraint bar.
GeomConstraint - applies geometric relationships between entities and/or points on entities.
Dimconstraint - applies a dimensional constraint to an entity or between constraint points on entities; converts associative dimensions to dynamic dimensions.
GcCoincident - applies a coincident geometrical constraint to two points or constrains a point to an entity.
GcCollinear - forces lines to be collinear.
GcConcentric - constrains the center points of circles, arcs, ellipses or elliptical arcs to coincide.
GcEqual - constrains arcs and circles to the same radius, or lines to the same length.
GcFix - constrains points and entities at a fixed position.
GcHorizontal - constrains lines or pairs of points to lie parallel to the X-axis of the current coordinate system.
GcParallel - forces two lines to be parallel to each other.
GcPerpendicular - constrains two lines to lie perpendicularly to each other.
GcSymmetric - constrains two entities or points to lie symmetrically with respect to a selected line.
GcTangent - constrains two entities to maintain a point of tangency to each other or their extensions.
GcVertical - constrains lines or pairs of points to lie parallel to the Y-axis of the current coordinate system.
ConstraintBar - controls the display of the constraint bar of entities.
Delconstraint - removes all dimensional and geometrical constraints from an entity.
Resizes 2D and 3D entities.