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Experience Level: Intermediate
Draws a three-dimensional cone, with a circular or elliptical cone and a symmetrical
or offset tip.
Type cone to create a three-dimensional ACIS solid; type ai_cone
to create a three-dimensional surface.
- Specify the radius of the base of the cone by selecting two points.
- Specify the height of the cone by selecting two points.
Elliptical · Divisions · <Center of base of cone> <value>: Specify the center point of the base of the cone. For a cone with an elliptical base, choose Elliptical. To specify the number of divisions (tessellation lines that define the surface of the cone), choose Divisions.
Diameter · <Radius of base>: Enter the radius of the base of the cone, or specify a second point to indicate the radius. To specify the diameter of the base, choose Diameter and then enter the diameter or specify two points.
Apex · <Height of cone>: Enter the height of the cone or specify two points. For a cone with an offset top, choose Apex.
To specify the number of divisions
Number of Divisions <value>: Specify the number of divisions, usually between 4 and 20. A large number of divisions slows the program considerably. A small number of divisions makes the cone unrecognizable.
To draw a cone with an elliptical base
Center · <First end of ellipse axis>: Specify the first end of an ellipse representing the base of the cone. This ellipse is drawn based on the length of one axis and the half-length of the second axis. To draw the elliptical base based on a center point and the endpoints of the minor and major axes, choose Center.
To draw a cone with an apex tip
Apex of cone: Specify a point for the apex (tip) of the cone.
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