Creating a Flare

Create a flare primitive to be used in the construction of the horn.

  1. On the Construct tab, in the Create Solid group, click the  Flare icon.
  2. Create the flare using the Base centre, width, depth, height, top width, top depth method.
  3. Specify the flare dimensions using one of the following workflows:
    • Add the defined variables manually.
    • Select a field on the Create Flare dialog and use point-entry to enter the values.
      Note: An active field allowing point-entry is indicated by a yellow outline.

      Point-entry allows a variable or named points to be entered by pressing Ctrl+Shift+left click on a variable or named point in the model tree.

    Use the following dimensions:

    Figure 1. The Create Flare dialog.
    • Base centre (C): (0, 0, 0)
    • Bottom width (Wb): BottomWidth
    • Bottom depth (Db): BottomDepth
    • Height (H): -FlareLength
    • Top width (Wt): TopWidth
    • Top depth (Dt): TopDepth
    Tip: Parametric models are the preferred construction method. A parametric model updates automatically when updating a defined variable.

    Alternatively, use values instead of defined variables.

  4. View the preview of the flare in the 3D view. Confirm that the model looks correct.

    Figure 2. The preview of the flare is indicated in green.
  5. Click Create to create the flare and to close the dialog.