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3.5.1.14. Surface Ellipse

Description

A surface representing the interior of curve generated by a point moving in such a way that the sums of its distances from two fixed points is a constant.

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)

Plane – Plane of the solid's coordinate system that the surface lies in. (ISurface/Plane)

Center - [LENGTH] – Center of the ellipse defined in the solid’s coordinate system. (ISurfaceCircle/Center)

Major Radius - [LENGTH] - Major radius of the ellipse. (ISurfaceCircle/Radius)

Minor Radius - [LENGTH] - Minor radius of the ellipse. (ISurfaceEllipse/MinorRadius)

Major Radius Direction - Direction of the major axis of the ellipse defined in the solid's coordinate system. This is a unitless vector and its magnitude is irrelevant. (ISurfaceEllipse/MajorAxisDirection)

Example(s)

User Interface Button

Command Details

The Plane is inherited from the current working plane. Mouse click order is:
1. Center
2. Major Axis Direction and Radius
3. Minor Radius
See command hint for more detailed instructions.

Requirements

Both radii must be greater than zero. The magnitude of the major axis directions must be non-zero.

Other Notes

None.

Example Creation Script

Solid_1 = Geometry_1.SurfaceEllipse("Ellipse_1", "World", "Air", "XY", "-0.015, 0.013, 0", "0.003", "0.001", "0.707, 0.707, 0")

Scripting Interfaces

“ISolid”
“ISurfaceEllipse”
“ISurfaceCircle”
“ISurface”
“ISolidCreationOperation”
“ISolidOperation”

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