5.1. Simple Shapes

All shape nodes are derived from the abstract base class SoShape SoShape SoShape . Inventor provides the following simple shapes:

  • Cube (you specify the width, height, and depth)

  • Cone (you specify the height and bottom radius)

  • Sphere (you specify the radius)

  • Cylinder (you specify the height and the radius)

Figure 5.1, “ Shape-Node Classes ” shows the portion of the class tree that contains shape classes.