Tapered Cylinder Geometry
Display a truncated cone in your 3-D model
The length of the tapered cylinder shape is displayed between the points at which frame_a and frame_b are attached in the model workspace.
If you connect this shape to the frames of a single component,
a cylinder shape is displayed over the implicit geometry that represents the component in the 3-D workspace.
If you connect this component to the frames of two different modeling components,
the cylinder shape spans multiple components.
If you want to display a cone shape, specify a value of 0 for one of the radius parameters.
The meaning of the four radii parameters is demonstrated in the following figure:
Defines the location of the first edge for the tapered cylinder length.
Defines the location of the second edge for the tapered cylinder length.
Dynamic Color = true
Defines the shape color. Must be connected to the output of a Color Blend component.
Radius at frame_a.
Radius at frame_b.
Inner radius at frame_a.
Inner radius at frame_b.
Dynamic Color = false
Color of the tapered cylinder. For information on using the color selection tools, see Selecting Colors.
Select this option to enable the Dynamic Color port. With the Dynamic Color port enabled, you can use the Color Blend component to change color throughout the simulation.
Select this option to make the geometry component transparent.
The 3-D Visualization Environment
Adding Attached Shapes from the MapleSim Component Library
Adding Attached Shapes from an External File
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