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3.5.1.4. Circular Cone

Description

A primitive closed solid containing two circular bases of differing radii connected by a curved surface. Oblique cones are supported by defining the axial direction to not be perpendicular to the bottom base.

Parameters

Label – A unique name that identifies the solid. (ISolid/Label)

Coordinate System – The coordinate system in which the solid is defined. Defaults to working coordinate system at time of creation. (ISolid/CoordinateSystem)

Material – Chosen material for the solid. (ISolid/Material)

Include in Simulation – Indicates if the solid is included in the simulation.  If False, the solid is also not shown in the view. (ISolid/Include)

Visible - Indicates if the solid is shown in the view. (ISolid/Visible)

Mesh Control Only - Indicates if the solid is used as a tool to control meshing. If True, the portion of the solid that does not overlap the other normal solid is thrown away prior to simulation. Additionally, the material of such a solid is irrelevant so the material parameter is hidden. (ISolid/MeshControlOnly)

Center - [LENGTH] – Center of the bottom of the cone defined in the solid’s coordinate system. (ICylinder/Center)

Bottom Radius - [LENGTH] - Radius of the bottom of the cone. (ICylinder/Radius)

Top Radius - [LENGTH] - Radius of the top of the cone. (ICone/TopRadius)

Height - [LENGTH] – Extent of the cone in the axial direction. (ICylinder/Height)

Axial Direction - Direction of the axis of the cone defined in the solid’s coordinate system. This is a unitless vector and its magnitude is irrelevant. (ICylinder/Direction)

Split Curved Faces - If true, curved faces are split into multiple faces. (ICylinder/SplitPeriodicFaces)

Example(s)

User Interface Button

Command Details

Mouse click order is:
1. Center
2. Bottom Radius
3. Top Radius
4. Height
See command hint for detailed instructions.

Requirements

Both radii must be greater than or equal to zero, however it is not recommended to make both radii zero at the same time. The magnitude of the axial direction must be non-zero.

Other Notes

You can collapse a cone in the axial direction by setting the height to zero as one method of constructing a 2D circle (also known as a sheet body). However, the resulting solid contains multiple faces (unlike a collapsed cylinder).

Example Creation Script

Solid_1 = Geometry_1.Cone("Cone_1", "World", "Air", "0, 0, 0", "0, 0, 1", "0.005", "0.006", "0.002")

Scripting Interfaces

“ISolid”
“ICone”
“ICylinder”
“ISolidCreationOperation”
“ISolidOperation”

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