# cyl5¶

Mapdl.cyl5(xedge1='', yedge1='', xedge2='', yedge2='', depth='', **kwargs)

Create a circular area or cylindrical volume by end points.

APDL Command: CYL5

Parameters
• xedge1 – Working plane X and Y coordinates of one end of the circle or cylinder face.

• yedge1 – Working plane X and Y coordinates of one end of the circle or cylinder face.

• xedge2 – Working plane X and Y coordinates of the other end of the circle or cylinder face.

• yedge2 – Working plane X and Y coordinates of the other end of the circle or cylinder face.

• depth – The perpendicular distance (either positive or negative based on the working plane Z direction) from the working plane representing the depth of the cylinder. If DEPTH = 0 (default), a circular area is created on the working plane.

Return type

`int`

Returns

int – Volume or area number of the circular area of cylindrical volume.

Examples

Create a circular with one point of the circle at `(1, 1)` and the other point at `(2, 2)`

```>>> anum = mapdl.cyl5(xedge1=1, yedge1=1, xedge2=2, yedge2=2)
>>> anum
1
```

Create a cylinder with one point of the circle at ```(X, Y) == (1, 1)``` and the other point at `(X, Y) == (2, 2)` with a height of 3.

```>>> vnum = mapdl.cyl5(xedge1=1, yedge1=1, xedge2=2, yedge2=2, depth=5)
>>> vnum
1
```

Notes

Defines a circular area anywhere on the working plane or a cylindrical volume with one face anywhere on the working plane by specifying diameter end points. For a solid cylinder of 360°, the top and bottom faces will be circular (each area defined with four lines) and they will be connected with two surface areas (each spanning 180°). See the CYL4, PCIRC, and CYLIND commands for alternate ways to create circles and cylinders.