Creates a tube composite object from sharply or smootly connected cylinders and cones.
The tool uses the first two entered points to define the starting point and the radius for the tube. Every successive point defines a new cylinder or cone object connected to the previous object with the specified joint type (sharp, rounded).
Instead of the second mouse click, the radius of the tube can be defined numerically from the tool bar or using the mouse wheel. The radius can be adjusted any time during drawing with the wheel or numerically - this adds a cone surface, which changes the radius.
The tool sets up a parametric construction system. The position of joits and their radius can be changed later by editing the parameter spheres placed into the sub hierarchy.
|It is possible to connect two conical surfaces with common intersection only in some special cases.|