Command Line 6.3

3.74. polygon command

Description: This command draws a polygon in the geometry.

Inline mode usage:

  • polygon -h: Displays the help file that summarizes the parameters for this command.
  • polygon –n <name> -p <x1> <y1> <z1> <x2> <y2> <x3> <y3> ... <xN> <yN>: Draws a N-gon with the specified vertices.
  • polygon –n <name> -r -p <sides> <x y z> <radius>: Draws a regular polygon with <sides> number of sides.
  • polygon –n <name> -s -p <sides> <x y z> <radius_1> <radius_2>: Draws a regular star with <sides> number of sides.

Interactive mode usage:

Vertices method:

  • Invocation: polygon
  • Parameters:
    • The coordinates of each vertex of the polygon, in “x y z” format. When the desired points have been entered, the user needs to press Enter (without specifying any coordinates) to draw the polygon. A minimum of three vertices are required.

Regular polygon method:

  • Invocation: polygon -r
  • Parameters:
    • The number of sides of the polygon.
    • The center point of the polygon.
    • The radius of the circle that the polygon is circumscribed in.

Star method:

  • Invocation: polygon -s
  • Parameters:
    • Number of spikes of the star.
    • Center point of the star.
    • Minor radius of the star.
    • Major radius of the star.


> polygon

Point 0 [x y z]: 1 1 0

Point 1 [x y]: 1 3

Point 2 [x y]: 3 3

Point 3 [x y]: 4 1

Point 4 [x y]:


Resulting polygon


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