CAD functions: See operating CAD .. see also Codes Variables Variables use shortcut key V. Implicit definition of variables by function VAL(): Example: VAL(P20 P21) - the distance between 2 points. Variables are temporarily displayed as horzontal lines; the length indicates the value.
V Variable - ValueV - variable value Direct allocation of a variable With Pageup / Page Down key a defined variable.
V X/Y/Z-part PT|VCget the X- or Y- or Z-part of a point or of a Vector. # extract the x-coordinate of a point V20 = X(P20)
V PT-PT Dist.[Direction]Variable = length between 2 points [into direction] [Direction] optional; keine Angabe: direct length between 2 points. Distance along a vector: define a vector Example: V20 = P20 P21 # distance from point P20 to point P21 into direction Z: V21=P20 P21 DZ
V LN lengthV LN Length Variable = length of a Distance V20 = L20
V PT - LN Perp.DistPT-V LN normal distance Variable = Normal distance of a point from a distance V20 = P20 L20
V CIR RadiusVariable = radius of a circle V20 = C20
V Angle line/vectorVariable = angle of a line or vector Line/Vector provide line or vector - get angle az in TOP-view between line and the X-axis of the active coord.system [tilt-angle] Pageup / Page Down ("PERP") - tilt-angle ay: the angle between the line and the XY-plane of the active coord.system [REVers] Pageup / Page Down ("REV") - 180-degree complementry angle (180 - angle) [complement] Pageup / Page Down ("CX") - 360-degree complementry angle (360 - angle) V20 = ANG D(L20) restore vector from angles: - vector vcx = rotate X-axis around Z-axis angle = az; - vector = rotate vcx around the (new) Y-axis angle = ay (the new Y-axis is in the XY-plane of the active coordinate-system)
V Angle 2 lines/vectorsVariable = angle between 2 lines or vectors Line/Vector 1 provide line or vector [Line/Vector 2] [REVers] Pageup / Page Down ("REV") - 180-degree complementry angle (180 - angle) [complement] Pageup / Page Down ("CX") - 360-degree complementry angle (360 - angle) V20 = ANG L21 L20