Is it possible to design a spherically curved glass pane in RF‑GLASS?

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Yes, it is possible.

When modeling a spherically curved glass pane, make sure that the surface consists of four boundary lines only.

Figure 01 - Boundary Lines of Surface

In RF‑GLASS, it is necessary to deactivate the "Activate layered mesh for solids" option for double-curved or spherical glass panes.

Figure 02 - Details of Composition - Layered Mesh for Solids

More information about curved surfaces in RF‑GLASS can be found in another FAQ (see the link below).

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Spherical Curved Glass pane Bending Biaxial bending Double-curved surface

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