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## Vectors

Vectors use the identification letter D (direction).
See also: vector codes (what is a vector ..)
See also: dynamic vectors

## VEC cartes, polar

Create vector.
BaseVector basevector see vector
[Angle-Rot.] rotation around the z-axis of the active construction-plane
[Angle-Tilt] tilting angle in the active construction-plane
[Length] Definition of vector length
[REVers] Reverse Direction ("REV"; also with Page-Down key)
**Definition basevector:**
Definition by entering the components of the axis (eg "0 0 1", a z-vector)
Or input of a standard vector (eg "DX")
Standardvectors are DX DY DZ DIX DIY DIZ.
Or a defined vector (eg "D20"; with Page-Up or Down key or select
from the objectbrowser (left side))
Or selection of a line or polygonsegment (or polygonsegment in CCV)
or plane or plain surface.
Examples:
# Vector from X,Y,Z-components:
D20=D(0.7 0 0.7)
# X-Vector rotated 30 deg. around the z-axis of the active construction-plane
# and then 60 deg. tilted.
D21=DX ANG(30) ANG(60)
# Vector reverted
D22=D21 REV

## VEC objects

Vectors parallel or right-angled to existing objects.
Obj1 Line or curve or surface
[Point (on obj)] basepoint for vector (point)
[PT or VC] additional object (parallel / normal vector)
[Length] Definition of vector length
[REVers] Reverse Direction ("REV"; with Page Down key)
[parallel-across] parallel (tangential) or normal (rectangular (CX))
Vectors -
- between 2 points, with given length, reverse
- from line or polygon-segment
Normal vectors:
- to circle or plane or ellipse
- to 3 points (Obj1 (2 points), Point)
- to line, point (Obj1, Point)
- to 2 lines/vectors (Obj1, -, PT or VC)
- to surface (until now only B-SplineSurface)
Tangential vectors:
- tangential to curve - point on curve (select curve and point on this curve)
- parallel to Isoparametric of point on surface (PARL = direction U; CX = V)
Examples:
# Normal vector to circle
D20=C20
# Tangential vector to circle
D21=C20 P(C20 0.2)
# Vector between points P1, P2; length 100.
D5=P1 P2 VAL(100)
# Normal vector to line L20:
D20=L20 DZ
# X-axis-Vector of plane R20
D20=R20 PARL

The following commands must be produced manually:
## Vector-Multiplication / Divison

D21 = D20 * 2
D22 = D20 / 2