The prism is an n-sided, constant radius tube with n-sided planar faces on the ends of the tube.
To create a Prism
- On the Command Panel, click on Geometry and then Volume.
- Click on the Create action button.
- Select Prism from the drop-down menu.
- Enter in the desired values for Height, Number of Sides and Radius.
- Select Circular or Elliptical.
- Click Apply.
[Create] Prism [Height|Z] <z-val> Sides <nsides> Radius <radius>
- The radius defines the circumradius of the n-sided polygon on the end caps.
- If a major and minor radius are used, the end caps are bounded by a circum-ellipse instead of a circumcircle.
- The number of sides of a prism must be greater than or equal to three. A prism may also be created using the pyramid command with all radii set to the same value.
- If the Extended option is specified with Bounding Box, the result is a brick that is extended from a "tight" brick by the input percentage or absolute value.
- If a bounding box specification is used in conjunction with any of the other parameters (X, Y or Z), the parameters specified override the bounding box results for that or those dimensions.