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Dec 25, 2012, 08:57 AM
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"A spline is a smooth curve passing through a given set of points.
Splines are useful for creating irregular-shaped curves, for example, drawing contour lines for geographic information system (GIS) applications or automobile design."

Comes in handy for tracing around irregular curves.
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Dec 25, 2012, 08:09 PM
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Thanks for the explanation

I'm wondering if that's the same meaning in DevFus Foam in the 'Splines' section. I took it as meaning drawing a set of lines parallel to the former's cross-section so that you produce a hollowed-out fuze core rather than a solid one.

Maybe it's referring to the type of line being used rather than the actual process of forming a hollow fuze?

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Dec 25, 2012, 09:35 PM
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Devfusfoam uses splines to form section shapes. The control points changes the spline to fit the shape of the formers.
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Dec 27, 2012, 12:27 AM
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Merry Christmas, guys.

BTW - what exactly are "splines"?

I hear them referred to quite often, but I'm not exactly sure what is meant by them.

Are they perhaps those squiggly types of line you can click on/add 'nodes' (control-points) to, then push and pull the line to make it contour a complex curve?

BJ
Those would be splines. It is the CAD equivalent of drawing something with a french curve.


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