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Cylinder Solid

(3D only) Used to place a solid cylinder.

You can access this tool from the following:

  • Ribbon: Modeling > Solids > Primitives
  • Toolbox: Primitive Solids

Axis Sets the direction of the cylinder's axis (height).
  • Points — Direction of height is defined graphically. AccuDraw can be used to define the drawing plane on which the points are placed.
  • Screen X, Y, or Z — Direction of the height is set to the screen's X, Y, or Z axis.
  • Drawing X, Y, or Z — Direction of the height is set to the drawing's, or design file's, X, Y, or Z axis.
Orthogonal If on, the cylinder is a right cylinder.
Radius If on, sets the radius.
Height If on, sets the height.
Variable Link
Let's you use an existing variable to set the input value, defined in the Variables dialog.
Note: If no variables exist, you will be alerted to create one first.
Note: Although the cylinder's radius and height can be specified as tool settings, it is generally quicker and easier to type these distances into the AccuDraw window.