How to Add thickness in a particular Curve using Rhino 4

How to Add thickness in a particular Curve in Rhino 4 


following picture can guide you to add thickness to any curves 
by adding few simple steps while modelling.

  1. Step 1

    Draw curves and type ( in command Bar ) or click on "options" icon

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  2. Step 2

    In rhino options click " Appearance "

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  3. Step 3

    As soon as you click " Appearance " a drop down pop up will open 
    as " Advance setting "

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  4. Step 4

    Click in the " Advance setting " button , you will see " Advance Display setting "and then click on any viewport names , 
    in this tutorial I have used wireframe .

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  5. Step 5

    At the bottom of the pop out menu ( Rhino options ) you will find a copy button, 
    this button will make a duplicate copy of the selected viewport. Thus as soon as you hit the button ..

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  6. Step 6

    immediately a " Display mode options " window will open, that says " copy of wireframe"

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  7. Step 7

    Now under " copy of wireframe" we can see " -objects " which is further 
    having settings for various objects namely ; points, curves, surfaces and meshes . As we need to add width thickness on the curves ( polylines, ect) 
    click on curves button/ tab , upon that you will see " Curve width pixels "

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  8. Step 8

    edit that column as per your requirement ( I have edited it to 5 pixels ). 
    than press/ click " ok " 
    ( the settings gets saved)

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  9. Step 9

    Now select the curve you want to add thickness to ( I have selected a circle )

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  10. Step 10

    now in command bar type ( keep curve selected ) 
    " setobjectdisplaymode " 
    and press enter key

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  11. Step 11

    Choose attribute for selected object 
    ( the selected curves will show the changes only in the active view , i.e in the view in which it is displayed ) 
    click on " mode " 
    or type " M " in key board and press the space key

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  12. Step 12

    ON clicking that you will see all the viewports including " copy of wireframe " ( which we recently created. Choose " copy of wireframe "

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  13. Step 13

    As soon as you click on the " copy of wireframe " 
    the command gets over and you find that the curve which is selected have a 
    different width thickness than other curves. This change in display can be 
    reversed by same method 
    ( just click on " user view " in choosing attributes )

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  14. Step 14

    Enlarge the veiwport and inspect, this will not change its apperence in other viewports , you will have repeat same steps in different veiwports in order to see the effect

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  15. Step 15

    Now if you want to see the similar kind of effect in you prints also than he 
    under object properties

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  16. Step 16

    There is print width option in the bottom of the op out menu. 
    by default its layers , so click on that and..

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  17. Step 17

    edit the value

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  18. Step 18

    Than go to print command

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  19. Step 19

    As soon as you execute the command you can see the 
    curve in different width in the print preview.

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  20. Step 20

    I hope this is helpful :)

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