# Question: How do I use the spline feature in SOLIDWORKS?

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The purpose of Simply Spline is to do just that – it simplifies your spline by decreasing the number of spline points defining the line. To access this tool you must be in an open sketch, and have the spline selected in the graphics area. Next, head to Tools > Spline Tools > Simplify Spline.

## How do you use a spline?

To Work With Splines

1. Click Home tab Draw panel Spline.
2. (Optional) Enter m (Method). Then enter either f (Fit Points) or cv (Control Vertices).
3. Specify the first point of the spline.
4. Specify the next point of the spline. Continue specifying points as needed.
5. Press Enter to end, or enter c (Close) to close the spline.

## What is spline command in SOLIDWORKS?

The SOLIDWORKS software supports two types of splines, B-splines and style splines. You can use B-splines to create complex curves. You can define and modify them using several controls, including spline points, spline handles, and control polygons. You define and control the curves using control vertices. …

## How do I create a spline model in SOLIDWORKS?

To create a spline in a 3D sketch:

1. Click 3D Sketch. (Sketch toolbar) or Insert > 3D Sketch.
2. Click Spline. …
3. Click to place the first spline point, then drag to sketch the spline. …
4. Continue to place spline points and change planes if necessary.
5. When the spline is complete, double-click to stop sketching.

## How do I move a spline in Solidworks?

When you first sketch a spline and display the control polygon, you can drag any handle on the control polygon to change its shape. If dragging results in a spline that is not smooth, re-select the spline to display the PropertyManager and click Relax Spline to re-parameterize the shape.

## What is the difference between spline and polyline?

Splines curves are curves that are represented by a special class of mathematics. Polylines on the other hand are line segments strung together. In VisualMill all splines are converted to polylines using the tolerance specified in the machining operations before the toolpath is created.

## How do you make a spline?

To draw a spline on a sketch plane

1. Click Spline. A continuously curved line, without sharp boundaries (that is, without vertices). …
2. If a sketch plane is not active, click on an object or objects in the Design window. …
3. Click to set the first point of the spline. …
4. Click to set the next points of the spline. …
5. End the spline:

## How do I show a ribbon in Solidworks?

To display SOLIDWORKS toolbars:

1. Right-click in the window border and select or clear a toolbar name.
2. Click Tools > Customize. On the Toolbars tab, select the toolbars to display.