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SimMechanics Parameterized Part Examples

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07 May 2012 (Updated )

Parameterized parts for SimMechanics, including MATLAB functions for defining extrusions.

Extr_Data_Ellipse(a, b, deg1, deg2, ctr, varargin)
function [xy_data] = Extr_Data_Ellipse(a, b, deg1, deg2, ctr, varargin)
%Extr_Data_Ellipse Produce extrusion data for an ellipse.
%   [xy_data] = Extr_Data_Ellipse(a, b, deg1, deg2, ctr, varargin)
%   This function returns x-y data for a ring.  
%   You can specify:
%       Radius 1        a
%       Radius 2        b
%       Start angle     deg1
%       Finish angle	deg2
%       Include Center	ctr
%
%   To see a plot showing parameter values, enter the name
%   of the function with no arguments
%   >> Extr_Data_Ellipse
%
%   To see a plot created with your parameter values, 
%   add 'plot' as the final argument
%   >> Extr_Data_Ellipse(5,2,60,315,1,'plot')

% Copyright 2012 The MathWorks, Inc.

% DEFAULT DATA TO SHOW DIAGRAM
if (nargin == 0)
    a = 5;
    b = 2;
    deg1 = 60;
    deg2 = 315;
    ctr = 1;
end

% CHECK IF PLOT SHOULD BE PRODUCED
if (isempty(varargin))
    showplot = 'n';
else
    showplot = varargin;
end

% CALCULATE QUARTER ELLIPSE
xdata = a:-a/50:0;
for i=1:length(xdata)
	ydata(i) = b/a*sqrt(a^2-xdata(i)^2);
end

% FULL OUTER ELLIPSE
xy_data = [xdata -fliplr(xdata(1:end-1)) -xdata(2:end) fliplr(xdata(1:end-1)); ydata fliplr(ydata(1:end-1)) -ydata(2:end) -fliplr(ydata(1:end-1))]';

% DETERMINE START AND STOP
angles = unwrap(atan2(xy_data(:,2),xy_data(:,1)))*180/pi;
start = find(angles>=deg1);
start_ind = start(1);
finish = find(angles<=deg2);
finish_ind = finish(end);

if (ctr == 0)
    xy_data = [0 0; xy_data(start_ind:finish_ind,:)];
elseif (ctr == 1)
    xy_data = [xy_data(start_ind:finish_ind,:)];
else
    xy_data = [xy_data(start_ind:finish_ind,:);flipud(xy_data(start_ind:finish_ind,:))*ctr];
end


% PLOT DIAGRAM TO SHOW PARAMETERS AND EXTRUSION
if (nargin == 0 || strcmpi(showplot,'plot'))
    % PLOT EXTRUSION
    plot(xy_data(:,1),xy_data(:,2),'b-o','LineWidth',1.5);
    axis('square');
    axis([-1.1 1.1 -1.1 1.1]*max(a,b));
    
    % SHOW PARAMETERS
    hold on
    
    a_label_ang = 180;
    b_label_ang = 90;
    plot([0 a*(cos(a_label_ang*pi/180))],[0 a*(sin(a_label_ang*pi/180))],'r-d','MarkerFaceColor','r');
    text(cos(a_label_ang*pi/180)*0.75*a,sin(a_label_ang*pi/180)*0.75*a,'{\color{red}a}');
    
    plot([0 b*(cos(b_label_ang*pi/180))],[0 b*(sin(b_label_ang*pi/180))],'g-d','MarkerFaceColor','g');
    text(cos(b_label_ang*pi/180)*0.5*b,sin(b_label_ang*pi/180)*0.5*b,'{\color{green}b}');
    
    plot([0 a],[0 0],'k:');
    plot([0 b*cos(deg1*pi/180)],[0 b*sin(deg1*pi/180)],'k:');
    plot([0 b*cos(deg2*pi/180)],[0 b*sin(deg2*pi/180)],'k:');    

    arc1_r = 0.6*b;
    arc1 = [(0:1:deg1)]'*pi/180;
    plot(cos(arc1)*arc1_r,sin(arc1)*arc1_r,'k-');
    plot(cos(arc1(1))*arc1_r,sin(arc1(1))*arc1_r,'kd','MarkerFaceColor','k');
    plot(cos(arc1(end))*arc1_r,sin(arc1(end))*arc1_r,'kd','MarkerFaceColor','k');
    text(cos(deg1/2*pi/180)*arc1_r*1.1,sin(deg1/2*pi/180)*arc1_r*1.1,'deg1');

    arc2_r = 0.25*b;
    arc2 = [(0:1:deg2)]'*pi/180;
    plot(cos(arc2)*arc2_r,sin(arc2)*arc2_r,'k-');
    plot(cos(arc2(1))*arc2_r,sin(arc2(1))*arc2_r,'kd','MarkerFaceColor','k');
    plot(cos(arc2(end))*arc2_r,sin(arc2(end))*arc2_r,'kd','MarkerFaceColor','k');
    text(cos(0.7*deg2*pi/180)*arc2_r*2,sin(0.7*deg2*pi/180)*arc2_r*2,'deg2');
    
    text(-a,0.75*a,'ctr = 0, center point included');
    text(-a,0.65*a,'ctr >0 & <1, hollow ellipse created');
    text(-a,0.55*a,'ctr = 1, chord connects ends');
    
    title(['[xy\_data] = Extr\_Data\_Ellipse(a, b, deg1, deg2, ctr);']);
    hold off
    clear xy_data
end

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