DMM Varkon® Tutorial
A Beginner's Guide to the Varkon Parametric Modeling and CAD Application Development System
By David M. MacMillan
The following MBS module shows a vertical stack of thick lines through a range of pen colors. Lines are displayed with the pen number on the left.
The calling syntax is:
showcolors (firstcolor, numcolors, colorspacing, colorlength);
All parameters are integers.
On my system, pens that draw on the screen seem to be circular in shape, resulting in a radius at each end of the line. However, the pens that plot seem to be lines, and there is no radius on these lines as plotted.
! Draw examples of all line widths
global drawing module showcolors(
vector start, stop;
float x1, y1;
float x2, y2;
float dx, dy;
dx := colorlength;
dy := colorspacing;
x1 := 0;
y1 := 0;
x2 := x1 + dx;
y2 := 0;
for ix := firstcolor to (firstcolor + numcolors - 1) do
y1 := y1 + dy;
y2 := y2 + dy;
start := vec (x1, y1);
stop := vec (x2, y2);
textpos := vec (x1 - 20, y1);
text (#3, textpos, 0, str(ix, 2, 0));
lin_free (#4, start, stop: width=10, pen=ix);
To invoke this module to display the lines from 0 to 14 (15 lines total), use, for instance, an active module containing:
GLOBAL DRAWING MODULE test2d();
part(#1,showcolors(0, 15, 20, 200));
Pens greater than the highest pen defined in the Varkon X Window System resource file default to black. In this example, pen 11 is the highest numbered pen defined.
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