How to compound a block
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A on 12 Jul 2021
Commented: A on 24 Jul 2021
I would like to use Variable Cylindrical Solid and Solid to create a block with a hemisphere at the end of the cylinder as shown in the image. Is it possible to change the size of Variable Cylindrical Solid after creation?
Please help me!
I would be grateful if you could attach the program, simulink etc.
Yifeng Tang on 23 Jul 2021
I attached a model showing two ways of doing that. Both use a mask and mask parameters to allow change of parameters afterwards. The difference between the two ways are how to represent the hemisphere. The simpler way is to use two spheres, with two halves overlapping with the cylinder. A fancy way is to create hemisphere using revolved solid. The mask provides a way to create the curve for creating the hemisphere (see its initialization tab).
You may replace the "fixed" cylinder with variable cylinder. The idea would be the same.
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