What does Geometric Continuity in NX mean, and how are they defined?
Geometric continuity indicates physical continuity between two geometric objects in terms of their properties such as position, tangency, and curvature.
- G0 means the two objects are connected, and they are considered to be position continuous.
- G1 means the two objects are connected and tangency continuous. The tangent vectors have the same direction, but the radius of curvature may change. They are said to have the same slope.
- G2 means two objects are smoothly connected and curvature continuous. Their tangent directions and both radius of curvatures are equal. They are said to have the same curvature
- G3 means two objects are smoothly connected, such that they have the same tangent, curvature, and rate of change of curvature. They are said to have the same curvature acceleration or flow.
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