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Tabulated Cylinder Mesh
KeyCreator \ Create \ Mesh \ Tabulated-Cylinder-Mesh

Location: Create>Mesh>Tabulated Cylinder Mesh

Use this feature to create a mesh that visually simulates the surface defined by sweeping a generator curve along a linear path, the director, of a specified length.

 

Using the Function:

  1. Click Create>Mesh> Tabulated Cylinder Mesh.

  2. Choose the entity type for the mesh.

  3. If you chose Polygon, indicate whether you want to use three- or four-sided polygons for the mesh.

  4. Select a generator curve.

  5. Enter the number of segments on the generator curve.

  6. Choose a method for defining the cylinder axis:


Two Positions 

Two Positions is selected by default. It defines the cylinder axis with a selected start point and end point. An axis vector is directed from the start point to the end point.

  1. Indicate two positions.

  2. Enter an axis length.

  3. Enter the number of segments along the axis.

  4. Choose whether or not the curves are connected correctly.

  5. Choose whether or not you want to group the mesh.

  6. If you group the mesh, enter a group name and, if necessary, a subgroup number.

Line

This setting defines the cylinder axis with a selected line entity. The axis vector is directed from the end of the line closest to the selection point, to the opposite end of the line.

Select a line to define the axis vector.

End of Entity

This setting defines the cylinder axis with a selected line, arc, conic, polyline, or spline. The axis is defined as the outward-pointing tangent vector at the end of the entity, closest to the selection point.

Select a line, arc, conic, polyline, or spline.

Key In

This setting defines the cylinder axis with entered values for the axis vector coordinates, X, Y, and Z, either in world or view coordinates.

Enter the X, Y, and Z vector components.