Cylinder

Steps

• Follow the prompts for the selected option. If no option is specified, the default option is used.

Options

Note: The options for the base circle are the same as for the command.

DirectionConstraint

None

After creating the base circle

• Pick

the end of the cylinder.

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Tube

Creates a closed cylinder with a concentric cylindrical hole.

Steps:

• Follow the prompts for the selected option. If no option is specified, the default option is used.

After drawing the base circle from one of the options

1. Pick the radius for the second tube wall.

2. Pick the end of the tube.

Options for the base circle

Note: The options for the base circle are the same as for the command.

DirectionConstraint

None

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Pipe

Creates a surface with a circular profile around a curve.

Steps:

1. Select

a curve.

2. Pick

the start radius at the beginning of the pipe.

3. If the curve is closed, pick the radius for the pipe.

4. Pick the radius at the end of the pipe.

5. Pick a point for the next radius or press Enter

to end the command.

Options

ChainEdges

Cap

Specifies how to cap the ends.

None

No cap.

Flat

Cap with planar surface.

Round

Cap with hemispherical surface.

Thick

No

The pipe has only one wall.

Yes

The pipe has two walls.

1. Pick the first start radius.

2. Pick the second start radius.

3. Pick the first end radius.

4. Pick the second end radius.

ShapeBlending

Local

The pipe radius stays constant at the ends and changes more rapidly in the middle.

If the curve is a polycurve of lines and arcs, local blending fits the rail and makes a single surface.

Global

The radius is linearly blended from one end to the other, creating pipes that taper from one radius to the other.

If the curve is a polycurve of lines and arcs, the result is a polysurface with joined surfaces created from the polycurve segments.

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MeshCylinder

Creates a polygon mesh cylinder from a base circle and a length.

Options

Note: The mesh version has additional options for the number of mesh faces.

VerticalFaces

The number of faces from the base to the top.

AroundFaces

The number of faces around the circumference.

 Mesh > Mesh Cylinder Mesh > Polygon Mesh Primitives > Cylinder Related topics…