Command Line 6.3

3.66. pipe command

Description: This command create a circular cross-section tube that surrounds the selected curve with the specified radius.

Inline mode usage:

  • pipe -h: Displays the help file that summarizes the parameters for this command.
  • pipe -s <nameCurve> -p <radius>: Create the pipe along the given curve with the specified radius.

Interactive mode usage:

  • Invocationpipe
  • Parameters:
    • Rail curve. Axis-curve where the pipe is centered in.
    • Radius. Radius of the circular-cross section pipe. Correspoding distance from the rail curve to the closest point in the pipe.


We're going to create a torus from a circle by using the pipe command.

command> circle

Center [x y z]: 0 0 0

Radius [double]: 1

command> pipe

Select one curve on screen (Press enter when done): 

Radius [double]: 0.2




Pipe of a circle


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