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Creating Pyramids

Use the Pyramid command to create a 3D solid pyramid or a pyramid frustum. The pyramid base is parallel to the XY-plane of the coordinate system. The height is perpendicular to the base and parallel to the Z-axis.

To create a pyramid:

  1. Click Solids > Draw > Pyramid (or type Pyramid).
  2. Specify the center point of the base or enter an option:
    • Edge: Lets you define the edge of the pyramid base by specifying edge endpoints.
    • Sides: Lets you change the number of sides of the pyramid. Any whole number between 3 and 32 is valid.
  3. Specify the base radius or enter an option:
    • Inscribed: Defines the radius with an inscribed circle rather than a circumscribed circle.
  4. Specify the height or enter an option:
    • 2Point: Lets you click two points or enter their coordinates to specify the height.
    • Axis endpoint: Lets you click a point or enter the coordinates for the endpoint of the pyramid.
    • Top radius: Lets you create a pyramid frustum by defining the radius of the upper pyramid base.

Access

Command: Pyramid

Menu: Solids > Draw > Pyramid



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