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Creating Boxes

Use the Box command to create a 3D solid box. The base of the box is parallel to the XY-plane of the coordinate system.

To create a box by specifying its corners:

  1. Click Solids > Draw > Box (or type Box).
  2. Click in the graphics area or type a value to specify the first corner of the box.
  3. Repeat the previous step for the other corner.
  4. Specify a value for height

    - or -

    Type 2p to click two points in the graphics area to specify the height.

To create a box by specifying a center point:

  1. Click Solids > Draw > Box (or type Box).
  2. Enter the Center option.
  3. Click in the graphics area or type a value to specify the center of the box.
  4. Repeat the previous step for the corner.
  5. Type a value for height.

    - or -

    Type 2p to click two points in the graphics area to specify the height.

To create a cube:

  1. Click Solids > Draw > Box (or type Box).
  2. Click in the graphics area, type a value to specify the first corner of the box, or enter the Center option and specify the center of the box.
  3. Enter the Cube option.
  4. Click in the graphics area or type a value for length, then press Enter.

To create a box of varying length, width, and height:

  1. Click Solids > Draw > Box (or type Box).
  2. Click in the graphics area or type a value to specify the first corner of the box, or type c and specify the center of the box.
  3. Enter the Length option.
  4. Click in the graphics area or type a value for length, then press Enter.

    The length corresponds to the X-axis.

  5. Click in the graphics area or type a value for width, then press Enter.

    The width corresponds to the Y-axis.

  6. Click in the graphics area or type a value for height, then press Enter.

    The height corresponds to the Z-axis.

Access

Command: Box

Menu: Solids > Draw > Box



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