# Pikchr

Cylinder objects

A cylinder is a stylized projection of a cylinder into the 2-D space of the diagram. Cylinders are commonly used to represent bulk data storage in software architecture diagrams, as legacy disk packs were cylindrical in shape.

The shape of a cylinder is defined by the width, height, and radius. The radius is the minor axis of the ellipse that forms the top of the cylinder, and the semiellipse the forms the bottom.

```A: cylinder thick rad 150%
line thin color gray left 70% from 2mm left of (A.w,A.n)
line same from 2mm left of (A.w,A.s)
text "height" at (7/8<previous.start,previous.end>,1/2<1st line,2ndline>)
line thin color gray from previous text.n up until even with 1st line ->
line thin color gray from previous text.s down until even with 2nd line ->
X1: line thin color gray down 50% from 2mm below (A.w,A.s)
X2: line thin color gray down 50% from 2mm below (A.e,A.s)
text "width" at (1/2<X1,X2>,6/8<X1.start,X1.end>)
line thin color gray from previous text.w left until even with X1 ->
line thin color gray from previous text.e right until even with X2 ->
X3: line thin color gray right 70% from 2mm right of (A.e,A.ne)
X4: line thin color gray right 70% from A.rad below start of X3
text "radius" at (6/8<X4.start,X4.end>,1/2<X3,X4>)
line thin color gray from (previous,X4) down 30% <-
line thin color gray from (previous text,X3) up 30% <-
```

## Boundary points:

```A: cylinder thin rad 80%
dot ".c" below at A
dot ".n" above at A.n
dot " .ne" ljust above at A.ne
dot " .e" ljust at A.e
dot " .se" ljust below at A.se
dot ".s" below at A.s
dot ".sw " rjust below at A.sw
dot ".w " rjust at A.w
dot ".nw " rjust above at A.nw
```