Circles and Ellipse
A circle in the XY plane can be created using the
Circle declaration. The circle's origin is at the center and is defined by simply setting the
radius. Similarly an
Ellipse is defined by specifying a
major_radius and a
ellipse can be rotated by setting the
rotation in radians.
# Created in DeclaraCAD from declaracad.occ.api import * enamldef Assembly(Part): Circle: color = 'red' radius = 5 Ellipse: color = 'blue' major_radius = 5 minor_radius = 3 # For reference Line: xaxis: color = 'black' direction = (1, 0) Line: yaxis: color = 'black' direction = (0, 1)
To move it into another plane use a
Transform or set the
Arc can be defined by several different sets of attributes:
radiusand two angles
alpha2(in radians) (See arc1)
radiusand two points it must pass through (See arc2)
- Three points (See arc3)
- A start point, a start direction, and an end point
Note: When creating an arc using a
radius, and two
pointsmake sure they are all on a single plane.
# Created in DeclaraCAD from math import pi from declaracad.occ.api import * enamldef Assembly(Part): Arc: arc1: color = 'red' radius = 3 alpha1 = 0 alpha2 = pi/2 Arc: arc2: color = 'blue' radius = 3 points = [(0, 3), (3, 0)] Arc: arc3: color = 'lime' points = [arc2.start, (0, 0), arc2.end] # For reference Line: xaxis: color = 'black' direction = (1, 0) Line: yaxis: color = 'black' direction = (0, 1)
end point of an Arc can be retrieved using the
end attributes which is very useful for building wires as we'll see later.
If the second entry in the points list is a direction it is interpreted as the start tangent and the other values are computed.
# Created in DeclaraCAD from declaracad.occ.api import * from declaracad.parts.display import Axis enamldef Assembly(Part): Axis: pass Polyline: up: points = [ (0, 0), (1, 3), ] Arc: color = 'orange' points = [ *up.topology.end_tangent, down.topology.start_point ] Polyline: down: color = 'blue' points = [ (3, 2), (3, 0), ]