Utility functions and classes located in module ezdxf.math.

Functions¶

ezdxf.math.closest_point(base: Vertex, points: Iterable[Vertex]) → Vec3

Returns closest point to base.

Parameters: base – base point as Vec3 compatible object points – iterable of points as Vec3 compatible object
ezdxf.math.uniform_knot_vector(count: int, order: int, normalize=False) → List[float]

Returns an uniform knot vector for a B-spline of order and count control points.

order = degree + 1

Parameters: count – count of control points order – spline order normalize – normalize values in range [0, 1] if True
ezdxf.math.open_uniform_knot_vector(count: int, order: int, normalize=False) → List[float]

Returns an open (clamped) uniform knot vector for a B-spline of order and count control points.

order = degree + 1

Parameters: count – count of control points order – spline order normalize – normalize values in range [0, 1] if True
ezdxf.math.required_knot_values(count: int, order: int) → int

Returns the count of required knot values for a B-spline of order and count control points.

Parameters: count – count of control points, in text-books referred as “n + 1” order – order of B-Spline, in text-books referred as “k”

Relationship:

“p” is the degree of the B-spline, text-book notation.

• k = p + 1
• 2 ≤ k ≤ n + 1
ezdxf.math.xround(value: float, rounding: float = 0.0) → float

Extended rounding function, argument rounding defines the rounding limit:

 0 remove fraction 0.1 round next to x.1, x.2, … x.0 0.25 round next to x.25, x.50, x.75 or x.00 0.5 round next to x.5 or x.0 1 round to a multiple of 1: remove fraction 2 round to a multiple of 2: xxx2, xxx4, xxx6 … 5 round to a multiple of 5: xxx5 or xxx0 10 round to a multiple of 10: xx10, xx20, …
Parameters: value – float value to round rounding – rounding limit
ezdxf.math.linspace(start: float, stop: float, num: int, endpoint=True) → Iterable[float]

Return evenly spaced numbers over a specified interval, like numpy.linspace().

Returns num evenly spaced samples, calculated over the interval [start, stop]. The endpoint of the interval can optionally be excluded.

ezdxf.math.area(vertices: Iterable[Vertex]) → float

Returns the area of a polygon, returns the projected area in the xy-plane for 3D vertices.

ezdxf.math.arc_angle_span_deg(start: float, end: float) → float

Returns the counter clockwise angle span from start to end in degrees.

Returns the angle span in the range of [0, 360], 360 is a full circle. Full circle handling is a special case, because normalization of angles which describe a full circle would return 0 if treated as regular angles. e.g. (0, 360) → 360, (0, -360) → 360, (180, -180) → 360. Input angles with the same value always return 0 by definition: (0, 0) → 0, (-180, -180) → 0, (360, 360) → 0.

ezdxf.math.arc_angle_span_rad(start: float, end: float) → float

Returns the counter clockwise angle span from start to end in radians.

Returns the angle span in the range of [0, 2π], 2π is a full circle. Full circle handling is a special case, because normalization of angles which describe a full circle would return 0 if treated as regular angles. e.g. (0, 2π) → 2π, (0, -2π) → 2π, (π, -π) → 2π. Input angles with the same value always return 0 by definition: (0, 0) → 0, (-π, -π) → 0, (2π, 2π) → 0.

ezdxf.math.arc_segment_count(radius: float, angle: float, sagitta: float) → int

Returns the count of required segments for the approximation of an arc for a given maximum sagitta.

Parameters: radius – arc radius angle – angle span of the arc in radians sagitta – max. distance from the center of an arc segment to the center of its chord
ezdxf.math.arc_chord_length(radius: float, sagitta: float) → float

Returns the chord length for an arc defined by radius and the sagitta.

Parameters: radius – arc radius sagitta – distance from the center of the arc to the center of its base
ezdxf.math.ellipse_param_span(start_param: float, end_param: float) → float

Returns the counter clockwise params span of an elliptic arc from start- to end param.

Returns the param span in the range [0, 2π], 2π is a full ellipse. Full ellipse handling is a special case, because normalization of params which describe a full ellipse would return 0 if treated as regular params. e.g. (0, 2π) → 2π, (0, -2π) → 2π, (π, -π) → 2π. Input params with the same value always return 0 by definition: (0, 0) → 0, (-π, -π) → 0, (2π, 2π) → 0.

ezdxf.math.has_matrix_2d_stretching(m: Matrix44) → bool

Returns True if matrix m performs a non-uniform xy-scaling. Uniform scaling is not stretching in this context.

Does not check if the target system is a cartesian coordinate system, use the Matrix44 property is_cartesian for that.

ezdxf.math.has_matrix_3d_stretching(m: Matrix44) → bool

Returns True if matrix m performs a non-uniform xyz-scaling. Uniform scaling is not stretching in this context.

Does not check if the target system is a cartesian coordinate system, use the Matrix44 property is_cartesian for that.

2D Functions¶

ezdxf.math.distance_point_line_2d(point: Vec2, start: Vec2, end: Vec2) → float

Returns the normal distance from point to 2D line defined by start- and end point.

ezdxf.math.point_to_line_relation(point: Vec2, start: Vec2, end: Vec2, abs_tol=1e-10) → int

Returns -1 if point is left line, +1 if point is right of line and 0 if point is on the line. The line is defined by two vertices given as arguments start and end.

Parameters: point – 2D point to test as Vec2 start – line definition point as Vec2 end – line definition point as Vec2 abs_tol – tolerance for minimum distance to line
ezdxf.math.is_point_on_line_2d(point: Vec2, start: Vec2, end: Vec2, ray=True, abs_tol=1e-10) → bool

Returns True if point is on line.

Parameters: point – 2D point to test as Vec2 start – line definition point as Vec2 end – line definition point as Vec2 ray – if True point has to be on the infinite ray, if False point has to be on the line segment abs_tol – tolerance for on line test
ezdxf.math.is_point_left_of_line(point: Vec2, start: Vec2, end: Vec2, colinear=False) → bool

Returns True if point is “left of line” defined by start- and end point, a colinear point is also “left of line” if argument colinear is True.

Parameters: point – 2D point to test as Vec2 start – line definition point as Vec2 end – line definition point as Vec2 colinear – a colinear point is also “left of line” if True
ezdxf.math.is_point_in_polygon_2d(point: Vec2, polygon: Iterable[Vec2], abs_tol=1e-10) → int

Test if point is inside polygon.

Parameters: point – 2D point to test as Vec2 polygon – iterable of 2D points as Vec2 abs_tol – tolerance for distance check +1 for inside, 0 for on boundary line, -1 for outside
ezdxf.math.convex_hull_2d(points: Iterable[Vertex]) → List[Vertex]

Returns 2D convex hull for points.

Parameters: points – iterable of points as Vec3 compatible objects, z-axis is ignored
ezdxf.math.intersection_line_line_2d(line1: Tuple[Vec2, Vec2], line2: Tuple[Vec2, Vec2], virtual=True, abs_tol=1e-10) → Optional[Vec2]

Compute the intersection of two lines in the xy-plane.

Parameters: line1 – start- and end point of first line to test e.g. ((x1, y1), (x2, y2)). line2 – start- and end point of second line to test e.g. ((x3, y3), (x4, y4)). virtual – True returns any intersection point, False returns only real intersection points. abs_tol – tolerance for intersection test. None if there is no intersection point (parallel lines) or intersection point as Vec2
ezdxf.math.intersect_polylines_2d(p1: Sequence[Vec2], p2: Sequence[Vec2], abs_tol=1e-10) → List[Vec2]

Returns the intersection points for two polylines as list of Vec2 objects, the list is empty if no intersection points exist. Does not return self intersection points of p1 or p2. Duplicate intersection points are removed from the result list, but the list does not have a particular order! You can sort the result list by result.sort() to introduce an order.

Parameters: p1 – first polyline as sequence of Vec2 objects p2 – second polyline as sequence of Vec2 objects abs_tol – absolute tolerance for comparisons

New in version 0.17.2.

ezdxf.math.rytz_axis_construction(d1: Vec3, d2: Vec3) → Tuple[Vec3, Vec3, float]

The Rytz’s axis construction is a basic method of descriptive Geometry to find the axes, the semi-major axis and semi-minor axis, starting from two conjugated half-diameters.

Source: Wikipedia

Given conjugated diameter d1 is the vector from center C to point P and the given conjugated diameter d2 is the vector from center C to point Q. Center of ellipse is always (0, 0, 0). This algorithm works for 2D/3D vectors.

Parameters: d1 – conjugated semi-major axis as Vec3 d2 – conjugated semi-minor axis as Vec3 Tuple of (major axis, minor axis, ratio)
ezdxf.math.clip_polygon_2d(clip: Iterable[Vertex], subject: Iterable[Vertex], ccw_check: bool = True) → List[Vec2]

Clip the subject polygon by the convex clipping polygon clip.

Implements the Sutherland–Hodgman algorithm for clipping polygons.

Parameters: clip – the convex clipping polygon as iterable of vertices subject – the polygon to clip as a iterable of vertices ccw_check – check if the clipping polygon is in counter clockwise orientation if True, set to False if the ccw check is done by the caller the clipped subject as list of Vec2

New in version 0.16.

ezdxf.math.offset_vertices_2d(vertices: Iterable[Vertex], offset: float, closed: bool = False) → Iterable[Vec2]

Yields vertices of the offset line to the shape defined by vertices. The source shape consist of straight segments and is located in the xy-plane, the z-axis of input vertices is ignored. Takes closed shapes into account if argument closed is True, which yields intersection of first and last offset segment as first vertex for a closed shape. For closed shapes the first and last vertex can be equal, else an implicit closing segment from last to first vertex is added. A shape with equal first and last vertex is not handled automatically as closed shape.

Warning

Adjacent collinear segments in opposite directions, same as a turn by 180 degree (U-turn), leads to unexpected results.

Parameters: vertices – source shape defined by vertices offset – line offset perpendicular to direction of shape segments defined by vertices order, offset > 0 is ‘left’ of line segment, offset < 0 is ‘right’ of line segment closed – True to handle as closed shape
source = [(0, 0), (3, 0), (3, 3), (0, 3)]
result = list(offset_vertices_2d(source, offset=0.5, closed=True)) Example for a closed collinear shape, which creates 2 additional vertices and the first one has an unexpected location:

source = [(0, 0), (0, 1), (0, 2), (0, 3)]
result = list(offset_vertices_2d(source, offset=0.5, closed=True)) 3D Functions¶

The free online book 3D Math Primer for Graphics and Game Development is a very good resource for learning vector math and other graphic related topics, it is easy to read for beginners and especially targeted to programmers.

ezdxf.math.basic_transformation(move: Vertex = (0, 0, 0), scale: Vertex = (1, 1, 1), z_rotation: float = 0) → Matrix44

Returns a combined transformation matrix for translation, scaling and rotation about the z-axis.

Parameters: move – translation vector scale – x-, y- and z-axis scaling as float triplet, e.g. (2, 2, 1) z_rotation – rotation angle about the z-axis in radians
ezdxf.math.normal_vector_3p(a: Vec3, b: Vec3, c: Vec3) → Vec3

Returns normal vector for 3 points, which is the normalized cross product for: a->b x a->c.

ezdxf.math.linear_vertex_spacing(start: Vec3, end: Vec3, count: int) → List[Vec3]

Returns count evenly spaced vertices from start to end.

ezdxf.math.best_fit_normal(vertices: Iterable[Vertex]) → Vec3

Returns the “best fit” normal for a plane defined by three or more vertices. This function tolerates imperfect plane vertices. Safe function to detect the extrusion vector of flat arbitrary polygons.

ezdxf.math.is_planar_face(face: Sequence[Vec3], abs_tol=1e-9) → bool

Returns True if sequence of vectors is a planar face.

Parameters: face – sequence of Vec3 objects abs_tol – tolerance for normals check
ezdxf.math.subdivide_face(face: Sequence[Union[Vec3, Vec2]], quads=True) → Iterable[List[Vec3]]

Yields new subdivided faces. Creates new faces from subdivided edges and the face midpoint by linear interpolation.

Parameters: face – a sequence of vertices, Vec2 and Vec3 objects supported. quads – create quad faces if True else create triangles
ezdxf.math.subdivide_ngons(faces: Iterable[Sequence[Union[Vec3, Vec2]]]) → Iterable[List[Vec3]]

Yields only triangles or quad faces, subdivides ngons into triangles.

Parameters: faces – iterable of faces as sequence of Vec2 and Vec3 objects
ezdxf.math.distance_point_line_3d(point: Vec3, start: Vec3, end: Vec3) → float

Returns the normal distance from point to 3D line defined by start- and end point.

ezdxf.math.intersection_ray_ray_3d(ray1: Tuple[Vec3, Vec3], ray2: Tuple[Vec3, Vec3], abs_tol=1e-10) → Sequence[Vec3]

Calculate intersection of two 3D rays, returns a 0-tuple for parallel rays, a 1-tuple for intersecting rays and a 2-tuple for not intersecting and not parallel rays with points of closest approach on each ray.

Parameters: ray1 – first ray as tuple of two points as Vec3 objects ray2 – second ray as tuple of two points as Vec3 objects abs_tol – absolute tolerance for comparisons
ezdxf.math.intersection_line_line_3d(line1: Tuple[Vec3, Vec3], line2: Tuple[Vec3, Vec3], virtual=True, abs_tol=1e-10) → Optional[Vec3]

Returns the intersection point of two 3D lines, returns None if lines do not intersect.

Parameters: line1 – first line as tuple of two points as Vec3 objects line2 – second line as tuple of two points as Vec3 objects virtual – True returns any intersection point, False returns only real intersection points abs_tol – absolute tolerance for comparisons

New in version 0.17.2.

ezdxf.math.intersect_polylines_3d(p1: Sequence[Vec3], p2: Sequence[Vec3], abs_tol=1e-10) → List[Vec3]

Returns the intersection points for two polylines as list of Vec3 objects, the list is empty if no intersection points exist. Does not return self intersection points of p1 or p2. Duplicate intersection points are removed from the result list, but the list does not have a particular order! You can sort the result list by result.sort() to introduce an order.

Parameters: p1 – first polyline as sequence of Vec3 objects p2 – second polyline as sequence of Vec3 objects abs_tol – absolute tolerance for comparisons

New in version 0.17.2.

ezdxf.math.estimate_tangents(points: List[Vec3], method: str = '5-points', normalize = True) → List[Vec3]

Estimate tangents for curve defined by given fit points. Calculated tangents are normalized (unit-vectors).

Available tangent estimation methods:

• “3-points”: 3 point interpolation
• “5-points”: 5 point interpolation
• “bezier”: tangents from an interpolated cubic bezier curve
• “diff”: finite difference
Parameters: points – start-, end- and passing points of curve method – tangent estimation method normalize – normalize tangents if True tangents as list of Vec3 objects
ezdxf.math.estimate_end_tangent_magnitude(points: List[Vec3], method: str = 'chord') → List[Vec3]

Estimate tangent magnitude of start- and end tangents.

Available estimation methods:

• “chord”: total chord length, curve approximation by straight segments
• “arc”: total arc length, curve approximation by arcs
• “bezier-n”: total length from cubic bezier curve approximation, n segments per section
Parameters: points – start-, end- and passing points of curve method – tangent magnitude estimation method
ezdxf.math.fit_points_to_cad_cv(fit_points: Iterable[Vertex], tangents: Iterable[Vertex] = None, estimate: str = '5-p') → BSpline

Returns a cubic BSpline from fit points as close as possible to common CAD applications like BricsCAD.

There exist infinite numerical correct solution for this setup, but some facts are known:

• Global curve interpolation with start- and end derivatives, e.g. 6 fit points creates 8 control vertices in BricsCAD
• Degree of B-spline is always 3, the stored degree is ignored, this is only valid for B-splines defined by fit points
• Knot parametrization method is “chord”
• Knot distribution is “natural”

The last missing parameter is the start- and end tangents estimation method used by BricsCAD, if these tangents are stored in the DXF file provide them as argument tangents as 2-tuple (start, end) and the interpolated control vertices will match the BricsCAD calculation, except for floating point imprecision.

If the end tangents are not given, the start- and ent tangent directions will be estimated. The argument estimate lets choose from different estimation methods (first 3 letters are significant):

• “3-points”: 3 point interpolation
• “5-points”: 5 point interpolation
• “bezier”: tangents from an interpolated cubic bezier curve
• “diff”: finite difference

The estimation method “5-p” yields the closest match to the BricsCAD rendering, but sometimes “bez” creates a better result.

If I figure out how BricsCAD estimates the end tangents directions, the argument estimate gets an additional value for that case. The existing estimation methods will perform the same way as now, except for bug fixes. But the default value may change, therefore set argument estimate to specific value to always get the same result in the future.

Parameters: fit_points – points the spline is passing through tangents – start- and end tangent, default is autodetect estimate – tangent direction estimation method

Changed in version 0.16: removed unused arguments degree and method

ezdxf.math.fit_points_to_cubic_bezier(fit_points: Iterable[Vertex]) → BSpline

Returns a cubic BSpline from fit points without end tangents.

This function uses the cubic Bèzier interpolation to create multiple Bèzier curves and combine them into a single B-spline, this works for short simple splines better than the fit_points_to_cad_cv(), but is worse for longer and more complex splines.

Parameters: fit_points – points the spline is passing through

New in version 0.16.

ezdxf.math.global_bspline_interpolation(fit_points: Iterable[Vertex], degree: int = 3, tangents: Iterable[Vertex] = None, method: str = 'chord') → BSpline

B-spline interpolation by the Global Curve Interpolation. Given are the fit points and the degree of the B-spline. The function provides 3 methods for generating the parameter vector t:

• “uniform”: creates a uniform t vector, from 0 to 1 evenly spaced, see uniform method
• “chord”, “distance”: creates a t vector with values proportional to the fit point distances, see chord length method
• “centripetal”, “sqrt_chord”: creates a t vector with values proportional to the fit point sqrt(distances), see centripetal method
• “arc”: creates a t vector with values proportional to the arc length between fit points.

It is possible to constraint the curve by tangents, by start- and end tangent if only two tangents are given or by one tangent for each fit point.

If tangents are given, they represent 1st derivatives and should be scaled if they are unit vectors, if only start- and end tangents given the function estimate_end_tangent_magnitude() helps with an educated guess, if all tangents are given, scaling by chord length is a reasonable choice (Piegl & Tiller).

Parameters: fit_points – fit points of B-spline, as list of Vec3 compatible objects tangents – if only two vectors are given, take the first and the last vector as start- and end tangent constraints or if for all fit points a tangent is given use all tangents as interpolation constraints (optional) degree – degree of B-spline method – calculation method for parameter vector t BSpline
ezdxf.math.local_cubic_bspline_interpolation(fit_points: Iterable[Vertex], method: str = '5-points', tangents :Iterable[Vertex] = None) → BSpline

B-spline interpolation by ‘Local Cubic Curve Interpolation’, which creates B-spline from fit points and estimated tangent direction at start-, end- and passing points.

Source: Piegl & Tiller: “The NURBS Book” - chapter 9.3.4

Available tangent estimation methods:

• “3-points”: 3 point interpolation
• “5-points”: 5 point interpolation
• “bezier”: cubic bezier curve interpolation
• “diff”: finite difference

or pass pre-calculated tangents, which overrides tangent estimation.

Parameters: fit_points – all B-spline fit points as Vec3 compatible objects method – tangent estimation method tangents – tangents as Vec3 compatible objects (optional) BSpline
ezdxf.math.rational_bspline_from_arc(center: Vec3 = (0, 0), radius:float=1, start_angle: float = 0, end_angle: float = 360, segments: int = 1) → BSpline

Returns a rational B-splines for a circular 2D arc.

Parameters: center – circle center as Vec3 compatible object radius – circle radius start_angle – start angle in degrees end_angle – end angle in degrees segments – count of spline segments, at least one segment for each quarter (90 deg), default is 1, for as few as needed.
ezdxf.math.rational_bspline_from_ellipse(ellipse: ConstructionEllipse, segments: int = 1) → BSpline

Returns a rational B-splines for an elliptic arc.

Parameters: ellipse – ellipse parameters as ConstructionEllipse object segments – count of spline segments, at least one segment for each quarter (π/2), default is 1, for as few as needed.
ezdxf.math.open_uniform_bspline(control_points: Iterable[Vertex], order: int = 4, weights: Iterable[float] = None) → BSpline

Creates an open uniform (periodic) B-spline curve (open curve).

This is an unclamped curve, which means the curve passes none of the control points.

Parameters: control_points – iterable of control points as Vec3 compatible objects order – spline order (degree + 1) weights – iterable of weight values
ezdxf.math.closed_uniform_bspline(control_points: Iterable[Vertex], order: int = 4, weights: Iterable[float] = None) → BSpline

Creates an closed uniform (periodic) B-spline curve (open curve).

This B-spline does not pass any of the control points.

Parameters: control_points – iterable of control points as Vec3 compatible objects order – spline order (degree + 1) weights – iterable of weight values
ezdxf.math.cubic_bezier_from_arc(center: Vec3 = (0, 0), radius:float=1, start_angle: float = 0, end_angle: float = 360, segments: int = 1) → Iterable[Bezier4P]

Returns an approximation for a circular 2D arc by multiple cubic Bézier-curves.

Parameters: center – circle center as Vec3 compatible object radius – circle radius start_angle – start angle in degrees end_angle – end angle in degrees segments – count of Bèzier-curve segments, at least one segment for each quarter (90 deg), 1 for as few as possible.
ezdxf.math.cubic_bezier_from_ellipse(ellipse: ConstructionEllipse, segments: int = 1) → Iterable[Bezier4P]

Returns an approximation for an elliptic arc by multiple cubic Bézier-curves.

Parameters: ellipse – ellipse parameters as ConstructionEllipse object segments – count of Bèzier-curve segments, at least one segment for each quarter (π/2), 1 for as few as possible.
ezdxf.math.cubic_bezier_from_3p(p1: Vertex, p2: Vertex, p3: Vertex) → Bezier4P

Returns a cubic Bèzier curve Bezier4P from three points. The curve starts at p1, goes through p2 and ends at p3. (source: pomax-2)

New in version 0.17.2.

ezdxf.math.cubic_bezier_interpolation(points: Iterable[Vertex]) → List[Bezier4P]

Returns an interpolation curve for given data points as multiple cubic Bézier-curves. Returns n-1 cubic Bézier-curves for n given data points, curve i goes from point[i] to point[i+1].

Parameters: points – data points

Convert quadratic Bèzier curves (ezdxf.math.Bezier3P) into cubic Bèzier curves (ezdxf.math.Bezier4P).

ezdxf.math.quadratic_bezier_from_3p(p1: Vertex, p2: Vertex, p3: Vertex) → Bezier3P

Returns a quadratic Bèzier curve Bezier3P from three points. The curve starts at p1, goes through p2 and ends at p3. (source: pomax-2)

New in version 0.17.2.

ezdxf.math.bezier_to_bspline(Iterable[Union[Bezier3P, Bezier4P]], segments int = 4) → BSpline

Convert multiple quadratic or cubic Bèzier curves into a single cubic B-spline (ezdxf.math.BSpline). For good results the curves must be lined up seamlessly, i.e. the starting point of the following curve must be the same as the end point of the previous curve. G1 continuity or better at the connection points of the Bézier curves is required to get best results.

ezdxf.math.have_bezier_curves_g1_continuity(b1: AnyBezier, b2 AnyBezier, g1_tol: float = 1e-4) → bool

Return True if the given adjacent bezier curves have G1 continuity.

ezdxf.math.split_bezier(control_points: Sequence[AnyVec], t: float) → Tuple[List[AnyVec], List[AnyVec]]:

Split Bèzier curves at parameter t by de Casteljau’s algorithm (source: pomax-1). Returns the control points for two new Bèzier curves of the same degree and type as the input curve.

Parameters: control_points – of the Bèzier curve as Vec2 or Vec3 objects. Requires 3 points for a quadratic curve, 4 points for a cubic curve , … t – parameter where to split the curve in the range [0, 1]

New in version 0.17.2.

Transformation Classes¶

OCS Class¶

class ezdxf.math.OCS(extrusion: Vertex = Vec3(0.0, 0.0, 1.0))

Establish an OCS for a given extrusion vector.

Parameters: extrusion – extrusion vector.
ux

x-axis unit vector

uy

y-axis unit vector

uz

z-axis unit vector

from_wcs(point: Vertex) → Vertex

Returns OCS vector for WCS point.

points_from_wcs(points: Iterable[Vertex]) → Iterable[Vertex]

Returns iterable of OCS vectors from WCS points.

to_wcs(point: Vertex) → Vertex

Returns WCS vector for OCS point.

points_to_wcs(points: Iterable[Vertex]) → Iterable[Vertex]

Returns iterable of WCS vectors for OCS points.

render_axis(layout: BaseLayout, length: float = 1, colors: RGB = (1, 3, 5)) → None

Render axis as 3D lines into a layout.

UCS Class¶

class ezdxf.math.UCS(origin: Vertex = (0, 0, 0), ux: Vertex = None, uy: Vertex = None, uz: Vertex = None)

Establish an user coordinate system (UCS). The UCS is defined by the origin and two unit vectors for the x-, y- or z-axis, all axis in WCS. The missing axis is the cross product of the given axis.

If x- and y-axis are None: ux = (1, 0, 0), uy = (0, 1, 0), uz = (0, 0, 1).

Unit vectors don’t have to be normalized, normalization is done at initialization, this is also the reason why scaling gets lost by copying or rotating.

Parameters: origin – defines the UCS origin in world coordinates ux – defines the UCS x-axis as vector in WCS uy – defines the UCS y-axis as vector in WCS uz – defines the UCS z-axis as vector in WCS
ux

x-axis unit vector

uy

y-axis unit vector

uz

z-axis unit vector

is_cartesian

Returns True if cartesian coordinate system.

copy() → UCS

Returns a copy of this UCS.

to_wcs(point: ezdxf.math._vector.Vec3) → ezdxf.math._vector.Vec3

Returns WCS point for UCS point.

points_to_wcs(points: Iterable[ezdxf.math._vector.Vec3]) → Iterable[ezdxf.math._vector.Vec3]

Returns iterable of WCS vectors for UCS points.

direction_to_wcs(vector: ezdxf.math._vector.Vec3) → ezdxf.math._vector.Vec3

Returns WCS direction for UCS vector without origin adjustment.

from_wcs(point: ezdxf.math._vector.Vec3) → ezdxf.math._vector.Vec3

Returns UCS point for WCS point.

points_from_wcs(points: Iterable[ezdxf.math._vector.Vec3]) → Iterable[ezdxf.math._vector.Vec3]

Returns iterable of UCS vectors from WCS points.

direction_from_wcs(vector: ezdxf.math._vector.Vec3) → ezdxf.math._vector.Vec3

Returns UCS vector for WCS vector without origin adjustment.

to_ocs(point: ezdxf.math._vector.Vec3) → ezdxf.math._vector.Vec3

Returns OCS vector for UCS point.

The OCS is defined by the z-axis of the UCS.

points_to_ocs(points: Iterable[ezdxf.math._vector.Vec3]) → Iterable[ezdxf.math._vector.Vec3]

Returns iterable of OCS vectors for UCS points.

The OCS is defined by the z-axis of the UCS.

Parameters: points – iterable of UCS vertices
to_ocs_angle_deg(angle: float) → float

Transforms angle from current UCS to the parent coordinate system (most likely the WCS) including the transformation to the OCS established by the extrusion vector UCS.uz.

Parameters: angle – in UCS in degrees
transform(m: Matrix44) → UCS

General inplace transformation interface, returns self (floating interface).

Parameters: m – 4x4 transformation matrix (ezdxf.math.Matrix44)
rotate(axis: Vertex, angle:float) → UCS

Returns a new rotated UCS, with the same origin as the source UCS. The rotation vector is located in the origin and has WCS coordinates e.g. (0, 0, 1) is the WCS z-axis as rotation vector.

Parameters: axis – arbitrary rotation axis as vector in WCS angle – rotation angle in radians
rotate_local_x(angle:float) → UCS

Returns a new rotated UCS, rotation axis is the local x-axis.

Parameters: angle – rotation angle in radians
rotate_local_y(angle:float) → UCS

Returns a new rotated UCS, rotation axis is the local y-axis.

Parameters: angle – rotation angle in radians
rotate_local_z(angle:float) → UCS

Returns a new rotated UCS, rotation axis is the local z-axis.

Parameters: angle – rotation angle in radians
shift(delta: Vertex) → UCS

Shifts current UCS by delta vector and returns self.

Parameters: delta – shifting vector
moveto(location: Vertex) → UCS

Place current UCS at new origin location and returns self.

Parameters: location – new origin in WCS
static from_x_axis_and_point_in_xy(origin: Vertex, axis: Vertex, point: Vertex) → UCS

Returns an new UCS defined by the origin, the x-axis vector and an arbitrary point in the xy-plane.

Parameters: origin – UCS origin as (x, y, z) tuple in WCS axis – x-axis vector as (x, y, z) tuple in WCS point – arbitrary point unlike the origin in the xy-plane as (x, y, z) tuple in WCS
static from_x_axis_and_point_in_xz(origin: Vertex, axis: Vertex, point: Vertex) → UCS

Returns an new UCS defined by the origin, the x-axis vector and an arbitrary point in the xz-plane.

Parameters: origin – UCS origin as (x, y, z) tuple in WCS axis – x-axis vector as (x, y, z) tuple in WCS point – arbitrary point unlike the origin in the xz-plane as (x, y, z) tuple in WCS
static from_y_axis_and_point_in_xy(origin: Vertex, axis: Vertex, point: Vertex) → UCS

Returns an new UCS defined by the origin, the y-axis vector and an arbitrary point in the xy-plane.

Parameters: origin – UCS origin as (x, y, z) tuple in WCS axis – y-axis vector as (x, y, z) tuple in WCS point – arbitrary point unlike the origin in the xy-plane as (x, y, z) tuple in WCS
static from_y_axis_and_point_in_yz(origin: Vertex, axis: Vertex, point: Vertex) → UCS

Returns an new UCS defined by the origin, the y-axis vector and an arbitrary point in the yz-plane.

Parameters: origin – UCS origin as (x, y, z) tuple in WCS axis – y-axis vector as (x, y, z) tuple in WCS point – arbitrary point unlike the origin in the yz-plane as (x, y, z) tuple in WCS
static from_z_axis_and_point_in_xz(origin: Vertex, axis: Vertex, point: Vertex) → UCS

Returns an new UCS defined by the origin, the z-axis vector and an arbitrary point in the xz-plane.

Parameters: origin – UCS origin as (x, y, z) tuple in WCS axis – z-axis vector as (x, y, z) tuple in WCS point – arbitrary point unlike the origin in the xz-plane as (x, y, z) tuple in WCS
static from_z_axis_and_point_in_yz(origin: Vertex, axis: Vertex, point: Vertex) → UCS

Returns an new UCS defined by the origin, the z-axis vector and an arbitrary point in the yz-plane.

Parameters: origin – UCS origin as (x, y, z) tuple in WCS axis – z-axis vector as (x, y, z) tuple in WCS point – arbitrary point unlike the origin in the yz-plane as (x, y, z) tuple in WCS
render_axis(layout: BaseLayout, length: float = 1, colors: Tuple[int, int, int] = (1, 3, 5))

Render axis as 3D lines into a layout.

Matrix44¶

class ezdxf.math.Matrix44(*args)

This is a pure Python implementation for 4x4 transformation matrices , to avoid dependency to big numerical packages like numpy, before binary wheels, installation of these packages wasn’t always easy on Windows.

The utility functions for constructing transformations and transforming vectors and points assumes that vectors are stored as row vectors, meaning when multiplied, transformations are applied left to right (e.g. vAB transforms v by A then by B).

Matrix44 initialization:

• Matrix44() returns the identity matrix.
• Matrix44(values) values is an iterable with the 16 components of the matrix.
• Matrix44(row1, row2, row3, row4) four rows, each row with four values.
__repr__() → str

Returns the representation string of the matrix: Matrix44((col0, col1, col2, col3), (...), (...), (...))

get_row(row: int) → Tuple[float, ...]

Get row as list of of four float values.

Parameters: row – row index [0 .. 3]
set_row(row: int, values: Sequence[float]) → None

Sets the values in a row.

Parameters: row – row index [0 .. 3] values – iterable of four row values
get_col(col: int) → Tuple[float, ...]

Returns a column as a tuple of four floats.

Parameters: col – column index [0 .. 3]
set_col(col: int, values: Sequence[float])

Sets the values in a column.

Parameters: col – column index [0 .. 3] values – iterable of four column values
copy() → Matrix44

Returns a copy of same type.

__copy__() → Matrix44

Returns a copy of same type.

classmethod scale(sx: float, sy: float = None, sz: float = None) → Matrix44

Returns a scaling transformation matrix. If sy is None, sy = sx, and if sz is None sz = sx.

classmethod translate(dx: float, dy: float, dz: float) → Matrix44

Returns a translation matrix for translation vector (dx, dy, dz).

classmethod x_rotate(angle: float) → Matrix44

Returns a rotation matrix about the x-axis.

Parameters: angle – rotation angle in radians
classmethod y_rotate(angle: float) → Matrix44

Returns a rotation matrix about the y-axis.

Parameters: angle – rotation angle in radians
classmethod z_rotate(angle: float) → Matrix44

Returns a rotation matrix about the z-axis.

Parameters: angle – rotation angle in radians
classmethod axis_rotate(axis: Vertex, angle: float) → Matrix44

Returns a rotation matrix about an arbitrary axis.

Parameters: axis – rotation axis as (x, y, z) tuple or Vec3 object angle – rotation angle in radians
classmethod xyz_rotate(angle_x: float, angle_y: float, angle_z: float) → Matrix44

Returns a rotation matrix for rotation about each axis.

classmethod shear_xy(angle_x: float, angle_y: float) → Matrix44

Returns a translation matrix for shear mapping (visually similar to slanting) in the xy-plane.

Parameters: angle_x – slanting angle in x direction in radians angle_y – slanting angle in y direction in radians
classmethod perspective_projection(left: float, right: float, top: float, bottom: float, near: float, far: float) → Matrix44

Returns a matrix for a 2D projection.

Parameters: left – Coordinate of left of screen right – Coordinate of right of screen top – Coordinate of the top of the screen bottom – Coordinate of the bottom of the screen near – Coordinate of the near clipping plane far – Coordinate of the far clipping plane
classmethod perspective_projection_fov(fov: float, aspect: float, near: float, far: float) → Matrix44

Returns a matrix for a 2D projection.

Parameters: fov – The field of view (in radians) aspect – The aspect ratio of the screen (width / height) near – Coordinate of the near clipping plane far – Coordinate of the far clipping plane
static chain(*matrices: Iterable[Matrix44]) → Matrix44

Compose a transformation matrix from one or more matrices.

static ucs(ux: Vertex, uy: Vertex, uz: Vertex) → Matrix44

Returns a matrix for coordinate transformation from WCS to UCS. For transformation from UCS to WCS, transpose the returned matrix.

Parameters: ux – x-axis for UCS as unit vector uy – y-axis for UCS as unit vector uz – z-axis for UCS as unit vector origin – UCS origin as location vector
__hash__()

Return hash(self).

__getitem__(index: Tuple[int, int])

Get (row, column) element.

__setitem__(index: Tuple[int, int], value: float)

Set (row, column) element.

__iter__() → Iterator[float]

Iterates over all matrix values.

rows() → Iterable[Tuple[float, ...]]

Iterate over rows as 4-tuples.

columns() → Iterable[Tuple[float, ...]]

Iterate over columns as 4-tuples.

__mul__(other: Matrix44) → Matrix44

Returns a new matrix as result of the matrix multiplication with another matrix.

__imul__(other: Matrix44) → Matrix44

Inplace multiplication with another matrix.

transform(vector: Vertex) → ezdxf.math._vector.Vec3

Returns a transformed vertex.

transform_direction(vector: Vertex, normalize=False) → ezdxf.math._vector.Vec3

Returns a transformed direction vector without translation.

transform_vertices(vectors: Iterable[Vertex]) → Iterable[ezdxf.math._vector.Vec3]

Returns an iterable of transformed vertices.

transform_directions(vectors: Iterable[Vertex], normalize=False) → Iterable[ezdxf.math._vector.Vec3]

Returns an iterable of transformed direction vectors without translation.

transpose() → None

Swaps the rows for columns inplace.

determinant() → float

Returns determinant.

inverse() → None

Calculates the inverse of the matrix.

Raises: ZeroDivisionError – if matrix has no inverse.

Construction Tools¶

Vec3¶

class ezdxf.math.Vec3(*args)

This is an immutable universal 3D vector object. This class is optimized for universality not for speed. Immutable means you can’t change (x, y, z) components after initialization:

v1 = Vec3(1, 2, 3)
v2 = v1
v2.z = 7  # this is not possible, raises AttributeError
v2 = Vec3(v2.x, v2.y, 7)  # this creates a new Vec3() object
assert v1.z == 3  # and v1 remains unchanged

Vec3 initialization:

• Vec3(), returns Vec3(0, 0, 0)
• Vec3((x, y)), returns Vec3(x, y, 0)
• Vec3((x, y, z)), returns Vec3(x, y, z)
• Vec3(x, y), returns Vec3(x, y, 0)
• Vec3(x, y, z), returns Vec3(x, y, z)

Addition, subtraction, scalar multiplication and scalar division left and right handed are supported:

v = Vec3(1, 2, 3)
v + (1, 2, 3) == Vec3(2, 4, 6)
(1, 2, 3) + v == Vec3(2, 4, 6)
v - (1, 2, 3) == Vec3(0, 0, 0)
(1, 2, 3) - v == Vec3(0, 0, 0)
v * 3 == Vec3(3, 6, 9)
3 * v == Vec3(3, 6, 9)
Vec3(3, 6, 9) / 3 == Vec3(1, 2, 3)
-Vec3(1, 2, 3) == (-1, -2, -3)

Comparison between vectors and vectors or tuples is supported:

Vec3(1, 2, 3) < Vec3 (2, 2, 2)
(1, 2, 3) < tuple(Vec3(2, 2, 2))  # conversion necessary
Vec3(1, 2, 3) == (1, 2, 3)

bool(Vec3(1, 2, 3)) is True
bool(Vec3(0, 0, 0)) is False
x

x-axis value

y

y-axis value

z

z-axis value

xy

Vec3 as (x, y, 0), projected on the xy-plane.

xyz

Vec3 as (x, y, z) tuple.

vec2

Real 2D vector as Vec2 object.

magnitude

Length of vector.

magnitude_xy

Length of vector in the xy-plane.

magnitude_square

Square length of vector.

is_null

Vec3(0, 0, 0). Has a fixed absolute testing tolerance of 1e-12!

Type: True if all components are close to zero
angle

Angle between vector and x-axis in the xy-plane in radians.

angle_deg

Returns angle of vector and x-axis in the xy-plane in degrees.

spatial_angle

Spatial angle between vector and x-axis in radians.

spatial_angle_deg

Spatial angle between vector and x-axis in degrees.

__str__() → str

Return '(x, y, z)' as string.

__repr__() → str

Return 'Vec3(x, y, z)' as string.

__len__() → int

Returns always 3.

__hash__() → int

Returns hash value of vector, enables the usage of vector as key in set and dict.

copy() → Vec3

Returns a copy of vector as Vec3 object.

__copy__() → Vec3

Returns a copy of vector as Vec3 object.

__deepcopy__(memodict: dict) → Vec3

copy.deepcopy() support.

__getitem__(index: int) → float

Support for indexing:

• v is v.x
• v is v.y
• v is v.z
__iter__() → Iterator[float]

Returns iterable of x-, y- and z-axis.

__abs__() → float

Returns length (magnitude) of vector.

replace(x: float = None, y: float = None, z: float = None) → Vec3

Returns a copy of vector with replaced x-, y- and/or z-axis.

classmethod generate(items: Iterable[Vertex]) → Iterable[Vec3]

Returns an iterable of Vec3 objects.

classmethod list(items: Iterable[Vertex]) → List[Vec3]

Returns a list of Vec3 objects.

classmethod tuple(items: Iterable[Vertex]) → Sequence[Vec3]

Returns a tuple of Vec3 objects.

classmethod from_angle(angle: float, length: float = 1.) → Vec3

Returns a Vec3 object from angle in radians in the xy-plane, z-axis = 0.

classmethod from_deg_angle(angle: float, length: float = 1.) → Vec3

Returns a Vec3 object from angle in degrees in the xy-plane, z-axis = 0.

orthogonal(ccw: bool = True) → Vec3

Returns orthogonal 2D vector, z-axis is unchanged.

Parameters: ccw – counter clockwise if True else clockwise
lerp(other: Vertex, factor=.5) → Vec3

Returns linear interpolation between self and other.

Parameters: other – end point as Vec3 compatible object factor – interpolation factor (0 = self, 1 = other, 0.5 = mid point)
is_parallel(other: Vec3, abs_tolr=1e-12) → bool

Returns True if self and other are parallel to vectors.

project(other: Vertex) → Vec3

Returns projected vector of other onto self.

normalize(length: float = 1.) → Vec3

Returns normalized vector, optional scaled by length.

reversed() → Vec3

Returns negated vector (-self).

isclose(other: Vertex, *, rel_tol: float = 1e-09, abs_tol: float = 1e-12) → bool

Returns True if self is close to other. Uses math.isclose() to compare all axis.

__neg__() → Vec3

Returns negated vector (-self).

__bool__() → bool

Returns True if vector is not (0, 0, 0).

__eq__(other: Vertex) → bool

Equal operator.

Parameters: other – Vec3 compatible object
__lt__(other: Vertex) → bool

Lower than operator.

Parameters: other – Vec3 compatible object

Add Vec3 operator: self + other.

RAdd Vec3 operator: other + self.

__sub__(other: Vertex) → Vec3

Sub Vec3 operator: self - other.

__rsub__(other: Vertex) → Vec3

RSub Vec3 operator: other - self.

__mul__(other: float) → Vec3

Scalar Mul operator: self * other.

__rmul__(other: float) → Vec3

Scalar RMul operator: other * self.

__truediv__(other: float) → Vec3

Scalar Div operator: self / other.

dot(other: Vertex) → float

Dot operator: self . other

Parameters: other – Vec3 compatible object
cross(other: Vertex) → Vec3

Dot operator: self x other

Parameters: other – Vec3 compatible object
distance(other: Vertex) → float

Returns distance between self and other vector.

angle_about(base: Vec3, target: Vec3) → float

Returns counter clockwise angle in radians about self from base to target when projected onto the plane defined by self as the normal vector.

Parameters: base – base vector, defines angle 0 target – target vector
angle_between(other: Vertex) → float

Returns angle between self and other in radians. +angle is counter clockwise orientation.

Parameters: other – Vec3 compatible object
rotate(angle: float) → Vec3

Returns vector rotated about angle around the z-axis.

Parameters: angle – angle in radians
rotate_deg(angle: float) → Vec3

Returns vector rotated about angle around the z-axis.

Parameters: angle – angle in degrees
static sum(items: Iterable[Vertex]) → Vec3

ezdxf.math.X_AXIS

Vec3(1, 0, 0)

ezdxf.math.Y_AXIS

Vec3(0, 1, 0)

ezdxf.math.Z_AXIS

Vec3(0, 0, 1)

ezdxf.math.NULLVEC

Vec3(0, 0, 0)

Vec2¶

class ezdxf.math.Vec2(v=(0.0, 0.0), y=None)

Vec2 represents a special 2D vector (x, y). The Vec2 class is optimized for speed and not immutable, iadd(), isub(), imul() and idiv() modifies the vector itself, the Vec3 class returns a new object.

Vec2 initialization accepts float-tuples (x, y[, z]), two floats or any object providing x and y attributes like Vec2 and Vec3 objects.

Parameters: v – vector object with x and y attributes/properties or a sequence of float [x, y, ...] or x-axis as float if argument y is not None y – second float for Vec2(x, y)

Vec2 implements a subset of Vec3.

Plane¶

class ezdxf.math.Plane(normal: Vec3, distance: float)

Represents a plane in 3D space as normal vector and the perpendicular distance from origin.

normal

Normal vector of the plane.

distance_from_origin

The (perpendicular) distance of the plane from origin (0, 0, 0).

vector

Returns the location vector.

classmethod from_3p(a: Vec3, b: Vec3, c: Vec3) → Plane

Returns a new plane from 3 points in space.

classmethod from_vector(vector) → Plane

Returns a new plane from a location vector.

copy() → Plane

Returns a copy of the plane.

signed_distance_to(v: Vec3) → float

Returns signed distance of vertex v to plane, if distance is > 0, v is in ‘front’ of plane, in direction of the normal vector, if distance is < 0, v is at the ‘back’ of the plane, in the opposite direction of the normal vector.

distance_to(v: Vec3) → float

Returns absolute (unsigned) distance of vertex v to plane.

is_coplanar_vertex(v: Vec3, abs_tol=1e-9) → bool

Returns True if vertex v is coplanar, distance from plane to vertex v is 0.

is_coplanar_plane(p: Plane, abs_tol=1e-9) → bool

Returns True if plane p is coplanar, normal vectors in same or opposite direction.

BoundingBox¶

class ezdxf.math.BoundingBox(vertices: Iterable[Vertex] = None)

3D bounding box.

Parameters: vertices – iterable of (x, y, z) tuples or Vec3 objects
extmin

“lower left” corner of bounding box

extmax

“upper right” corner of bounding box

inside(vertex: Vertex) → bool

Returns True if vertex is inside this bounding box.

Vertices at the box border are inside!

any_inside(vertices: Iterable[Vertex]) → bool

Returns True if any vertex is inside this bounding box.

Vertices at the box border are inside!

all_inside(vertices: Iterable[Vertex]) → bool

Returns True if all vertices are inside this bounding box.

Vertices at the box border are inside!

intersect(other: BoundingBox) → bool

Returns True if this bounding box intersects with other but does not include touching bounding boxes, see also overlap():

bbox1 = BoundingBox([(0, 0, 0), (1, 1, 1)])
bbox2 = BoundingBox([(1, 1, 1), (2, 2, 2)])
assert bbox1.intersect(bbox2) is False
overlap(other: BoundingBox) → bool

Returns True if this bounding box intersects with other but in contrast to intersect() includes touching bounding boxes too:

bbox1 = BoundingBox([(0, 0, 0), (1, 1, 1)])
bbox2 = BoundingBox([(1, 1, 1), (2, 2, 2)])
assert bbox1.overlap(bbox2) is True

New in version 0.17.2.

contains(other: BoundingBox) → bool

Returns True if the other bounding box is completely inside of this bounding box.

New in version 0.17.2.

extend(vertices: Iterable[Vertex]) → None

Extend bounds by vertices.

Parameters: vertices – iterable of Vertex objects
union(other: BoundingBox) → BoundingBox

Returns a new bounding box as union of this and other bounding box.

rect_vertices() → Tuple[Vec2, ...]

Returns the corners of the bounding box in the xy-plane as Vec2 objects.

cube_vertices() → Tuple[Vec3, ...]

Returns the 3D corners of the bounding box as Vec3 objects.

BoundingBox2d¶

class ezdxf.math.BoundingBox2d(vertices: Iterable[Vertex] = None)

Optimized 2D bounding box.

Parameters: vertices – iterable of (x, y[, z]) tuples or Vec3 objects
extmin

“lower left” corner of bounding box

extmax

“upper right” corner of bounding box

inside(vertex: Vertex) → bool

Returns True if vertex is inside this bounding box.

Vertices at the box border are inside!

any_inside(vertices: Iterable[Vertex]) → bool

Returns True if any vertex is inside this bounding box.

Vertices at the box border are inside!

all_inside(vertices: Iterable[Vertex]) → bool

Returns True if all vertices are inside this bounding box.

Vertices at the box border are inside!

intersect(other: BoundingBox2d) → bool

Returns True if this bounding box intersects with other but does not include touching bounding boxes, see also overlap():

bbox1 = BoundingBox2d([(0, 0), (1, 1)])
bbox2 = BoundingBox2d([(1, 1), (2, 2)])
assert bbox1.intersect(bbox2) is False
overlap(other: BoundingBox2d) → bool

Returns True if this bounding box intersects with other but in contrast to intersect() includes touching bounding boxes too:

bbox1 = BoundingBox2d([(0, 0), (1, 1)])
bbox2 = BoundingBox2d([(1, 1), (2, 2)])
assert bbox1.overlap(bbox2) is True

New in version 0.17.2.

contains(other: BoundingBox2d) → bool

Returns True if the other bounding box is completely inside of this bounding box.

New in version 0.17.2.

extend(vertices: Iterable[Vertex]) → None

Extend bounds by vertices.

Parameters: vertices – iterable of Vertex objects
union(other: BoundingBox2d) → BoundingBox2d

Returns a new bounding box as union of this and other bounding box.

rect_vertices() → Tuple[Vec2, ...]

Returns the corners of the bounding box in the xy-plane as Vec2 objects.

ConstructionRay¶

class ezdxf.math.ConstructionRay(p1: Vertex, p2: Vertex = None, angle: float = None)

Infinite 2D construction ray as immutable object.

Parameters: p1 – definition point 1 p2 – ray direction as 2nd point or None angle – ray direction as angle in radians or None
location

Location vector as Vec2.

direction

Direction vector as Vec2.

slope

Slope of ray or None if vertical.

angle

Angle between x-axis and ray in radians.

angle_deg

Angle between x-axis and ray in degrees.

is_vertical

True if ray is vertical (parallel to y-axis).

is_horizontal

True if ray is horizontal (parallel to x-axis).

__str__()

Return str(self).

is_parallel(self, other: ConstructionRay) → bool

Returns True if rays are parallel.

intersect(other: ConstructionRay) → Vec2

Returns the intersection point as (x, y) tuple of self and other.

Raises: ParallelRaysError – if rays are parallel
orthogonal(location: 'Vertex') → ConstructionRay

Returns orthogonal ray at location.

bisectrix(other: ConstructionRay) → ConstructionRay:

Bisectrix between self and other.

yof(x: float) → float

Returns y-value of ray for x location.

Raises: ArithmeticError – for vertical rays
xof(y: float) → float

Returns x-value of ray for y location.

Raises: ArithmeticError – for horizontal rays

ConstructionLine¶

class ezdxf.math.ConstructionLine(start: Vertex, end: Vertex)

2D ConstructionLine is similar to ConstructionRay, but has a start- and endpoint. The direction of line goes from start- to endpoint, “left of line” is always in relation to this line direction.

Parameters: start – start point of line as Vec2 compatible object end – end point of line as Vec2 compatible object
start

start point as Vec2

end

end point as Vec2

bounding_box

bounding box of line as BoundingBox2d object.

ray

collinear ConstructionRay.

is_vertical

True if line is vertical.

is_horizontal

True if line is horizontal.

__str__()

Return str(self).

translate(dx: float, dy: float) → None

Parameters: dx – translation in x-axis dy – translation in y-axis
length() → float

Returns length of line.

midpoint() → Vec2

Returns mid point of line.

inside_bounding_box(point: Vertex) → bool

Returns True if point is inside of line bounding box.

intersect(other: ConstructionLine, abs_tol:float=1e-10) → Optional[Vec2]

Returns the intersection point of to lines or None if they have no intersection point.

Parameters: other – other ConstructionLine abs_tol – tolerance for distance check
has_intersection(other: ConstructionLine, abs_tol:float=1e-10) → bool

Returns True if has intersection with other line.

is_point_left_of_line(point: Vertex, colinear=False) → bool

Returns True if point is left of construction line in relation to the line direction from start to end.

If colinear is True, a colinear point is also left of the line.

ConstructionCircle¶

class ezdxf.math.ConstructionCircle(center: Vertex, radius: float = 1.0)

Circle construction tool.

Parameters: center – center point as Vec2 compatible object radius – circle radius > 0
center

center point as Vec2

bounding_box

2D bounding box of circle as BoundingBox2d object.

static from_3p(p1: Vertex, p2: Vertex, p3: Vertex) → ConstructionCircle

Creates a circle from three points, all points have to be compatible to Vec2 class.

__str__() → str

Returns string representation of circle “ConstructionCircle(center, radius)”.

translate(dx: float, dy: float) → None

Parameters: dx – translation in x-axis dy – translation in y-axis
point_at(angle: float) → Vec2

Returns point on circle at angle as Vec2 object.

Parameters: angle – angle in radians, angle goes counter clockwise around the z-axis, x-axis = 0 deg.
vertices(angles: Iterable[float]) → Iterator[Vec2]

Yields vertices of the circle for iterable angles.

Parameters: angles – iterable of angles as radians, angle goes counter clockwise around the z-axis, x-axis = 0 deg.

New in version 0.17.1.

flattening(sagitta: float) → Iterator[Vec2]

Approximate the circle by vertices, argument sagitta is the max. distance from the center of an arc segment to the center of its chord. Returns a closed polygon where the start vertex is coincident with the end vertex!

New in version 0.17.1.

inside(point: Vertex) → bool

Returns True if point is inside circle.

tangent(angle: float) → ConstructionRay

Returns tangent to circle at angle as ConstructionRay object.

Parameters: angle – angle in radians
intersect_ray(ray: ConstructionRay, abs_tol: float = 1e-10) → Sequence[Vec2]

Returns intersection points of circle and ray as sequence of Vec2 objects.

Parameters:
• ray – intersection ray
• abs_tol – absolute tolerance for tests (e.g. test for tangents)
Returns:

tuple of Vec2 objects

tuple size Description
0 no intersection
1 ray is a tangent to circle
2 ray intersects with the circle

intersect_line(ray: ConstructionLine, abs_tol: float = 1e-10) → Sequence[Vec2]

Returns intersection points of circle and line as sequence of Vec2 objects.

Parameters:
• line – intersection line
• abs_tol – absolute tolerance for tests (e.g. test for tangents)
Returns:

tuple of Vec2 objects

tuple size Description
0 no intersection
1 line intersects or touches the circle at one point
2 line intersects the circle at two points

New in version 0.17.1.

intersect_circle(other: ConstructionCircle, abs_tol: float = 1e-10) → Sequence[Vec2]

Returns intersection points of two circles as sequence of Vec2 objects.

Parameters:
• other – intersection circle
• abs_tol – absolute tolerance for tests
Returns:

tuple of Vec2 objects

tuple size Description
0 no intersection
1 circle touches the other circle at one point
2 circle intersects with the other circle

ConstructionArc¶

class ezdxf.math.ConstructionArc(center: Vertex = (0, 0), radius: float = 1.0, start_angle: float = 0.0, end_angle: float = 360.0, is_counter_clockwise: bool = True)

This is a helper class to create parameters for the DXF Arc class.

ConstructionArc represents a 2D arc in the xy-plane, use an UCS to place arc in 3D space, see method add_to_layout().

Implements the 2D transformation tools: translate(), scale_uniform() and rotate_z()

Parameters: center – center point as Vec2 compatible object radius – radius start_angle – start angle in degrees end_angle – end angle in degrees is_counter_clockwise – swaps start- and end angle if False
center

center point as Vec2

start_angle

start angle in degrees

end_angle

end angle in degrees

angle_span

Returns angle span of arc from start- to end param.

Returns the start angle in radians.

Returns the end angle in radians.

start_point

start point of arc as Vec2.

end_point

end point of arc as Vec2.

bounding_box

bounding box of arc as BoundingBox2d.

angles(num: int) → Iterable[float]

Returns num angles from start- to end angle in degrees in counter clockwise order.

All angles are normalized in the range from [0, 360).

vertices(a: Iterable[float]) → Iterable[ezdxf.math._vector.Vec2]

Yields vertices on arc for angles in iterable a in WCS as location vectors.

Parameters: a – angles in the range from 0 to 360 in degrees, arc goes counter clockwise around the z-axis, WCS x-axis = 0 deg.
tangents(a: Iterable[float]) → Iterable[ezdxf.math._vector.Vec2]

Yields tangents on arc for angles in iterable a in WCS as direction vectors.

Parameters: a – angles in the range from 0 to 360 in degrees, arc goes counter clockwise around the z-axis, WCS x-axis = 0 deg.
translate(dx: float, dy: float) → ConstructionArc

Move arc about dx in x-axis and about dy in y-axis, returns self (floating interface).

Parameters: dx – translation in x-axis dy – translation in y-axis
scale_uniform(s: float) → ConstructionArc

Scale arc inplace uniform about s in x- and y-axis, returns self (floating interface).

rotate_z(angle: float) → ConstructionArc

Rotate arc inplace about z-axis, returns self (floating interface).

Parameters: angle – rotation angle in degrees
classmethod from_2p_angle(start_point: Vertex, end_point: Vertex, angle: float, ccw: bool = True) → ConstructionArc

Create arc from two points and enclosing angle. Additional precondition: arc goes by default in counter clockwise orientation from start_point to end_point, can be changed by ccw = False.

Parameters: start_point – start point as Vec2 compatible object end_point – end point as Vec2 compatible object angle – enclosing angle in degrees ccw – counter clockwise direction if True
classmethod from_2p_radius(start_point: Vertex, end_point: Vertex, radius: float, ccw: bool = True, center_is_left: bool = True) → ConstructionArc

Create arc from two points and arc radius. Additional precondition: arc goes by default in counter clockwise orientation from start_point to end_point can be changed by ccw = False.

The parameter center_is_left defines if the center of the arc is left or right of the line from start_point to end_point. Parameter ccw = False swaps start- and end point, which also inverts the meaning of center_is_left.

Parameters: start_point – start point as Vec2 compatible object end_point – end point as Vec2 compatible object radius – arc radius ccw – counter clockwise direction if True center_is_left – center point of arc is left of line from start- to end point if True
classmethod from_3p(start_point: Vertex, end_point: Vertex, def_point: Vertex, ccw: bool = True) → ConstructionArc

Create arc from three points. Additional precondition: arc goes in counter clockwise orientation from start_point to end_point.

Parameters: start_point – start point as Vec2 compatible object end_point – end point as Vec2 compatible object def_point – additional definition point as Vec2 compatible object ccw – counter clockwise direction if True
add_to_layout(layout: BaseLayout, ucs: UCS = None, dxfattribs: dict = None) → Arc

Add arc as DXF Arc entity to a layout.

Supports 3D arcs by using an UCS. An ConstructionArc is always defined in the xy-plane, but by using an arbitrary UCS, the arc can be placed in 3D space, automatically OCS transformation included.

Parameters: layout – destination layout as BaseLayout object ucs – place arc in 3D space by UCS object dxfattribs – additional DXF attributes for the ARC entity
intersect_ray(ray: ConstructionRay, abs_tol: float = 1e-10) → Sequence[Vec2]

Returns intersection points of arc and ray as sequence of Vec2 objects.

Parameters:
• ray – intersection ray
• abs_tol – absolute tolerance for tests (e.g. test for tangents)
Returns:

tuple of Vec2 objects

tuple size Description
0 no intersection
1 line intersects or touches the arc at one point
2 line intersects the arc at two points

New in version 0.17.1.

intersect_line(ray: ConstructionLine, abs_tol: float = 1e-10) → Sequence[Vec2]

Returns intersection points of arc and line as sequence of Vec2 objects.

Parameters:
• line – intersection line
• abs_tol – absolute tolerance for tests (e.g. test for tangents)
Returns:

tuple of Vec2 objects

tuple size Description
0 no intersection
1 line intersects or touches the arc at one point
2 line intersects the arc at two points

New in version 0.17.1.

intersect_circle(circle: ConstructionCircle, abs_tol: float = 1e-10) → Sequence[Vec2]

Returns intersection points of arc and circle as sequence of Vec2 objects.

Parameters:
• circle – intersection circle
• abs_tol – absolute tolerance for tests
Returns:

tuple of Vec2 objects

tuple size Description
0 no intersection
1 circle intersects or touches the arc at one point
2 circle intersects the arc at two points

New in version 0.17.1.

intersect_arc(other: ConstructionArc, abs_tol: float = 1e-10) → Sequence[Vec2]

Returns intersection points of two arcs as sequence of Vec2 objects.

Parameters:
• other – other intersection arc
• abs_tol – absolute tolerance for tests
Returns:

tuple of Vec2 objects

tuple size Description
0 no intersection
1 other arc intersects or touches the arc at one point
2 other arc intersects the arc at two points

New in version 0.17.1.

ConstructionEllipse¶

class ezdxf.math.ConstructionEllipse(center: Vertex = Vec3(0.0, 0.0, 0.0), major_axis: Vertex = Vec3(1.0, 0.0, 0.0), extrusion: Vertex = Vec3(0.0, 0.0, 1.0), ratio: float = 1, start_param: float = 0, end_param: float = 6.283185307179586, ccw: bool = True)

This is a helper class to create parameters for 3D ellipses.

Parameters: center – 3D center point major_axis – major axis as 3D vector extrusion – normal vector of ellipse plane ratio – ratio of minor axis to major axis start_param – start param in radians end_param – end param in radians ccw – is counter clockwise flag - swaps start- and end param if False
center

center point as Vec3

major_axis

major axis as Vec3

minor_axis

minor axis as Vec3, automatically calculated from major_axis and extrusion.

extrusion

extrusion vector (normal of ellipse plane) as Vec3

ratio

ratio of minor axis to major axis (float)

start

end

start_point

Returns start point of ellipse as Vec3.

end_point

Returns end point of ellipse as Vec3.

to_ocs() → ConstructionEllipse

Returns ellipse parameters as OCS representation.

OCS elevation is stored in center.z.

params(num: int) → Iterable[float]

Returns num params from start- to end param in counter clockwise order.

All params are normalized in the range from [0, 2π).

vertices(params: Iterable[float]) → Iterable[ezdxf.math._vector.Vec3]

Yields vertices on ellipse for iterable params in WCS.

Parameters: params – param values in the range from [0, 2π) in radians, param goes counter clockwise around the extrusion vector, major_axis = local x-axis = 0 rad.
flattening(distance: float, segments: int = 4) → Iterable[ezdxf.math._vector.Vec3]

Adaptive recursive flattening. The argument segments is the minimum count of approximation segments, if the distance from the center of the approximation segment to the curve is bigger than distance the segment will be subdivided. Returns a closed polygon for a full ellipse: start vertex == end vertex.

Parameters: distance – maximum distance from the projected curve point onto the segment chord. segments – minimum segment count

New in version 0.15.

params_from_vertices(vertices: Iterable[Vertex]) → Iterable[float]

Yields ellipse params for all given vertices.

The vertex don’t has to be exact on the ellipse curve or in the range from start- to end param or even in the ellipse plane. Param is calculated from the intersection point of the ray projected on the ellipse plane from the center of the ellipse through the vertex.

Warning

An input for start- and end vertex at param 0 and 2π return unpredictable results because of floating point inaccuracy, sometimes 0 and sometimes 2π.

dxfattribs() → Dict[KT, VT]

Returns required DXF attributes to build an ELLIPSE entity.

Entity ELLIPSE has always a ratio in range from 1e-6 to 1.

main_axis_points() → Iterable[ezdxf.math._vector.Vec3]

Yields main axis points of ellipse in the range from start- to end param.

classmethod from_arc(center: Vertex=(0, 0, 0), radius: float = 1, extrusion: Vertex=(0, 0, 1), start_angle: float = 0, end_angle: float = 360, ccw: bool = True) → ConstructionEllipse

Returns ConstructionEllipse from arc or circle.

Arc and Circle parameters defined in OCS.

Parameters: center – center in OCS radius – arc or circle radius extrusion – OCS extrusion vector start_angle – start angle in degrees end_angle – end angle in degrees ccw – arc curve goes counter clockwise from start to end if True
transform(m: Matrix44)

Transform ellipse in place by transformation matrix m.

swap_axis() → None

Swap axis and adjust start- and end parameter.

add_to_layout(layout: BaseLayout, dxfattribs: dict = None) → Ellipse

Add ellipse as DXF Ellipse entity to a layout.

Parameters: layout – destination layout as BaseLayout object dxfattribs – additional DXF attributes for the ELLIPSE entity

ConstructionBox¶

class ezdxf.math.ConstructionBox(center: Vertex = (0, 0), width: float = 1, height: float = 1, angle: float = 0)

Helper class to create rectangles.

Parameters: center – center of rectangle width – width of rectangle height – height of rectangle angle – angle of rectangle in degrees
center

box center

width

box width

height

box height

angle

rotation angle in degrees

corners

box corners as sequence of Vec2 objects.

bounding_box

BoundingBox2d

__iter__() → Iterable[Vec2]

Iterable of box corners as Vec2 objects.

__getitem__(corner) → Vec2

Get corner by index corner, list like slicing is supported.

__repr__() → str

Returns string representation of box as ConstructionBox(center, width, height, angle)

classmethod from_points(p1: Vertex, p2: Vertex) → ConstructionBox

Creates a box from two opposite corners, box sides are parallel to x- and y-axis.

Parameters: p1 – first corner as Vec2 compatible object p2 – second corner as Vec2 compatible object
translate(dx: float, dy: float) → None

Parameters: dx – translation in x-axis dy – translation in y-axis
expand(dw: float, dh: float) → None

Expand box: dw expand width, dh expand height.

scale(sw: float, sh: float) → None

Scale box: sw scales width, sh scales height.

rotate(angle: float) → None

Rotate box by angle in degrees.

is_inside(point: Vertex) → bool

Returns True if point is inside of box.

is_any_corner_inside(other: ConstructionBox) → bool

Returns True if any corner of other box is inside this box.

is_overlapping(other: ConstructionBox) → bool

Returns True if this box and other box do overlap.

border_lines() → Sequence[ConstructionLine]

Returns border lines of box as sequence of ConstructionLine.

intersect(line: ConstructionLine) → List[Vec2]

Returns 0, 1 or 2 intersection points between line and box border lines.

Parameters:line – line to intersect with border lines
Returns:list of intersection points
list size Description
0 no intersection
1 line touches box at one corner
2 line intersects with box

ConstructionPolyline¶

class ezdxf.math.ConstructionPolyline(vertices: Iterable[Union[Sequence[float], ezdxf.math._vector.Vec2, ezdxf.math._vector.Vec3]], close: bool = False, rel_tol: float = 1e-09)

A polyline construction tool to measure, interpolate and divide anything that can be approximated or flattened into vertices. This is an immutable data structure which supports the Sequence interface.

Parameters: vertices – iterable of polyline vertices close – True to close the polyline (first vertex == last vertex) rel_tol – relative tolerance for floating point comparisons

Example to measure or divide a SPLINE entity:

import ezdxf
from ezdxf.math import ConstructionPolyline

msp = doc.modelspace()
spline = msp.query("SPLINE").first
if spline is not None:
polyline = ConstructionPolyline(spline.flattening(0.01))
print(f"Entity {spline} has an approximated length of {polyline.length}")
# get dividing points with a distance of 1.0 drawing unit to each other
points = list(polyline.divide_by_length(1.0))

New in version 0.18.

data(index: int) → Tuple[float, float, Vec3]

Returns the tuple (distance from start, distance from previous vertex, vertex). All distances measured along the polyline.

index_at(distance: float) → int

Returns the data index of the exact or next data entry for the given distance. Returns the index of last entry if distance > length.

vertex_at(distance: float) → Vec3

Returns the interpolated vertex at the given distance from the start of the polyline.

divide(count: int) → Iterator[Vec3]

Returns count interpolated vertices along the polyline. Argument count has to be greater than 2 and the start- and end vertices are always included.

divide_by_length(length: float, force_last: bool = False) → Iterator[Vec3]

Returns interpolated vertices along the polyline. Each vertex has a fix distance length from its predecessor. Yields the last vertex if argument force_last is True even if the last distance is not equal to length.

Shape2d¶

class ezdxf.math.Shape2d(vertices: Iterable[Vertex] = None)

2D geometry object as list of Vec2 objects, vertices can be moved, rotated and scaled.

Parameters: vertices – iterable of Vec2 compatible objects.
vertices

List of Vec2 objects

bounding_box

BoundingBox2d

__len__() → int

Returns count of vertices.

__getitem__(item) → Vec2

Get vertex by index item, supports list like slicing.

append(vertex: Vertex) → None

Append single vertex.

Parameters: vertex – vertex as Vec2 compatible object
extend(vertices: Iterable[T_co]) → None

Append multiple vertices.

Parameters: vertices – iterable of vertices as Vec2 compatible objects
translate(vector: Vertex) → None

scale(sx: float = 1.0, sy: float = 1.0) → None

Scale shape about sx in x-axis and sy in y-axis.

scale_uniform(scale: float) → None

Scale shape uniform about scale in x- and y-axis.

rotate(angle: float, center: Vertex = None) → None

Rotate shape around rotation center about angle in degrees.

rotate_rad(angle: float, center: Vertex = None) → None

offset(offset: float, closed: bool = False) → ezdxf.math.shape.Shape2d

Parameters: offset – line offset perpendicular to direction of shape segments defined by vertices order, offset > 0 is ‘left’ of line segment, offset < 0 is ‘right’ of line segment closed – True to handle as closed shape
convex_hull() → ezdxf.math.shape.Shape2d

Returns convex hull as new shape.

Curves¶

BSpline¶

class ezdxf.math.BSpline(control_points: Iterable[Vertex], order: int = 4, knots: Iterable[float] = None, weights: Iterable[float] = None)

Representation of a B-spline curve. The default configuration of the knot vector is an uniform open knot vector (“clamped”).

Factory functions:

Parameters: control_points – iterable of control points as Vec3 compatible objects order – spline order (degree + 1) knots – iterable of knot values weights – iterable of weight values
knots() → Tuple[float, ...]

Returns a tuple of knot values as floats, the knot vector always has order + count values (n + p + 2 in text book notation).

weights() → Tuple[float, ...]

Returns a tuple of weights values as floats, one for each control point or an empty tuple.

params(segments: int) → Iterable[float]

Yield evenly spaced parameters for given segment count.

reverse() → BSpline

Returns a new BSpline object with reversed control point order.

transform(m: Matrix44) → BSpline

Returns a new BSpline object transformed by a Matrix44 transformation matrix.

approximate(segments: int = 20) → Iterable[Vec3]

Approximates curve by vertices as Vec3 objects, vertices count = segments + 1.

flattening(distance: float, segments: int = 4) → Iterable[Vec3]

Adaptive recursive flattening. The argument segments is the minimum count of approximation segments between two knots, if the distance from the center of the approximation segment to the curve is bigger than distance the segment will be subdivided.

Parameters: distance – maximum distance from the projected curve point onto the segment chord. segments – minimum segment count between two knots

New in version 0.15.

point(t: float) → Vec3

Returns point for parameter t.

Parameters: t – parameter in range [0, max_t]
points(t: Iterable[float]) → List[Vec3]

Yields points for parameter vector t.

Parameters: t – parameters in range [0, max_t]
derivative(t: float, n: int=2) → List[Vec3]

Return point and derivatives up to n <= degree for parameter t.

e.g. n=1 returns point and 1st derivative.

Parameters: t – parameter in range [0, max_t] n – compute all derivatives up to n <= degree n+1 values as Vec3 objects
derivatives(t: Iterable[float], n: int=2) → Iterable[List[Vec3]]

Yields points and derivatives up to n <= degree for parameter vector t.

e.g. n=1 returns point and 1st derivative.

Parameters: t – parameters in range [0, max_t] n – compute all derivatives up to n <= degree List of n+1 values as Vec3 objects
insert_knot(t: float) → BSpline

Insert an additional knot, without altering the shape of the curve. Returns a new BSpline object.

Parameters: t – position of new knot 0 < t < max_t
knot_refinement(u: Iterable[flat]) → BSpline

Insert multiple knots, without altering the shape of the curve. Returns a new BSpline object.

Parameters: u – vector of new knots t and for each t: 0 < t < max_t
static from_ellipse(ellipse: ConstructionEllipse) → BSpline

Returns the ellipse as BSpline of 2nd degree with as few control points as possible.

static from_arc(arc: ConstructionArc) → BSpline

Returns the arc as BSpline of 2nd degree with as few control points as possible.

static from_fit_points(points: Iterable[Vertex], degree:int=3, method='chord') → BSpline

Returns BSpline defined by fit points.

static arc_approximation(arc: ConstructionArc, num:int=16) → BSpline

Returns an arc approximation as BSpline with num control points.

static ellipse_approximation(ellipse: ConstructionEllipse, num:int=16) → BSpline

Returns an ellipse approximation as BSpline with num control points.

bezier_decomposition() → Iterable[List[Vec3]]

Decompose a non-rational B-spline into multiple Bézier curves.

This is the preferred method to represent the most common non-rational B-splines of 3rd degree by cubic Bézier curves, which are often supported by render backends.

Returns: Yields control points of Bézier curves, each Bézier segment has degree+1 control points e.g. B-spline of 3rd degree yields cubic Bézier curves of 4 control points.
cubic_bezier_approximation(level: int = 3, segments: int = None) → Iterable[Bezier4P]

Approximate arbitrary B-splines (degree != 3 and/or rational) by multiple segments of cubic Bézier curves. The choice of cubic Bézier curves is based on the widely support of this curves by many render backends. For cubic non-rational B-splines, which is maybe the most common used B-spline, is bezier_decomposition() the better choice.

1. approximation by level: an educated guess, the first level of approximation segments is based on the count of control points and their distribution along the B-spline, every additional level is a subdivision of the previous level.

E.g. a B-Spline of 8 control points has 7 segments at the first level, 14 at the 2nd level and 28 at the 3rd level, a level >= 3 is recommended.

1. approximation by a given count of evenly distributed approximation segments.
Parameters: level – subdivision level of approximation segments (ignored if argument segments is not None) segments – absolute count of approximation segments Yields control points of cubic Bézier curves as Bezier4P objects

Bezier¶

class ezdxf.math.Bezier(defpoints: Iterable[Vertex])

A Bézier curve is a parametric curve used in computer graphics and related fields. Bézier curves are used to model smooth curves that can be scaled indefinitely. “Paths”, as they are commonly referred to in image manipulation programs, are combinations of linked Bézier curves. Paths are not bound by the limits of rasterized images and are intuitive to modify. (Source: Wikipedia)

This is a generic implementation which works with any count of definition points greater than 2, but it is a simple and slow implementation. For more performance look at the specialized Bezier4P class.

Objects are immutable.

Parameters: defpoints – iterable of definition points as Vec3 compatible objects.
control_points

Control points as tuple of Vec3 objects.

params(segments: int) → Iterable[float]

Yield evenly spaced parameters from 0 to 1 for given segment count.

reverse() → Bezier

Returns a new Bèzier-curve with reversed control point order.

transform(m: Matrix44) → Bezier

General transformation interface, returns a new Bezier curve.

Parameters: m – 4x4 transformation matrix (ezdxf.math.Matrix44)
approximate(segments: int = 20) → Iterable[Vec3]

Approximates curve by vertices as Vec3 objects, vertices count = segments + 1.

flattening(distance: float, segments: int=4) → Iterable[Vec3]

Adaptive recursive flattening. The argument segments is the minimum count of approximation segments, if the distance from the center of the approximation segment to the curve is bigger than distance the segment will be subdivided.

Parameters: distance – maximum distance from the center of the curve (Cn) to the center of the linear (C1) curve between two approximation points to determine if a segment should be subdivided. segments – minimum segment count

New in version 0.15.

point(t: float) → Vec3

Returns a point for parameter t in range [0, 1] as Vec3 object.

points(t: Iterable[float]) → Iterable[Vec3]

Yields multiple points for parameters in vector t as Vec3 objects. Parameters have to be in range [0, 1].

derivative(t: float) → Tuple[Vec3, Vec3, Vec3]

Returns (point, 1st derivative, 2nd derivative) tuple for parameter t in range [0, 1] as Vec3 objects.

derivatives(t: Iterable[float]) → Iterable[Tuple[Vec3, Vec3, Vec3]]

Returns multiple (point, 1st derivative, 2nd derivative) tuples for parameter vector t as Vec3 objects. Parameters in range [0, 1]

Bezier4P¶

class ezdxf.math.Bezier4P(defpoints: Sequence[Vertex])

Implements an optimized cubic Bézier curve for exact 4 control points.

A Bézier curve is a parametric curve, parameter t goes from 0 to 1, where 0 is the first control point and 1 is the fourth control point.

Special behavior:

• 2D control points in, returns 2D results as Vec2 objects
• 3D control points in, returns 3D results as Vec3 objects
• Object is immutable.
Parameters: defpoints – iterable of definition points as Vec2 or Vec3 compatible objects.
control_points

Control points as tuple of Vec3 or Vec2 objects.

reverse() → Bezier4P

Returns a new Bèzier-curve with reversed control point order.

transform(m: Matrix44) → Bezier4P

General transformation interface, returns a new Bezier4p curve and it is always a 3D curve.

Parameters: m – 4x4 transformation matrix (ezdxf.math.Matrix44)

New in version 0.14.

approximate(segments: int) → Iterable[Union[Vec3, Vec2]]

Approximate Bézier curve by vertices, yields segments + 1 vertices as (x, y[, z]) tuples.

Parameters: segments – count of segments for approximation
flattening(distance: float, segments: int=4) → Iterable[Union[Vec3, Vec2]]

Adaptive recursive flattening. The argument segments is the minimum count of approximation segments, if the distance from the center of the approximation segment to the curve is bigger than distance the segment will be subdivided.

Parameters: distance – maximum distance from the center of the cubic (C3) curve to the center of the linear (C1) curve between two approximation points to determine if a segment should be subdivided. segments – minimum segment count

New in version 0.15.

approximated_length(segments: int = 128) → float

Returns estimated length of Bèzier-curve as approximation by line segments.

point(t: float) → Union[Vec3, Vec2]

Returns point for location t` at the Bèzier-curve.

Parameters: t – curve position in the range [0, 1]
tangent(t: float) → Union[Vec3, Vec2]

Returns direction vector of tangent for location t at the Bèzier-curve.

Parameters: t – curve position in the range [0, 1]

Bezier3P¶

class ezdxf.math.Bezier3P(defpoints: Sequence[Vertex])

Implements an optimized quadratic Bézier curve for exact 3 control points.

Special behavior:

• 2D control points in, returns 2D results as Vec2 objects
• 3D control points in, returns 3D results as Vec3 objects
• Object is immutable.
Parameters: defpoints – iterable of definition points as Vec2 or Vec3 compatible objects.
control_points

Control points as tuple of Vec3 or Vec2 objects.

reverse() → Bezier3P

Returns a new Bèzier-curve with reversed control point order.

transform(m: Matrix44) → Bezier3P

General transformation interface, returns a new Bezier3P curve and it is always a 3D curve.

Parameters: m – 4x4 transformation matrix (ezdxf.math.Matrix44)
approximate(segments: int) → Iterable[Union[Vec3, Vec2]]

Approximate Bézier curve by vertices, yields segments + 1 vertices as (x, y[, z]) tuples.

Parameters: segments – count of segments for approximation
flattening(distance: float, segments: int=4) → Iterable[Union[Vec3, Vec2]]

Adaptive recursive flattening. The argument segments is the minimum count of approximation segments, if the distance from the center of the approximation segment to the curve is bigger than distance the segment will be subdivided.

Parameters: distance – maximum distance from the center of the quadratic (C2) curve to the center of the linear (C1) curve between two approximation points to determine if a segment should be subdivided. segments – minimum segment count
approximated_length(segments: int = 128) → float

Returns estimated length of Bèzier-curve as approximation by line segments.

point(t: float) → Union[Vec3, Vec2]

Returns point for location t` at the Bèzier-curve.

Parameters: t – curve position in the range [0, 1]
tangent(t: float) → Union[Vec3, Vec2]

Returns direction vector of tangent for location t at the Bèzier-curve.

Parameters: t – curve position in the range [0, 1]

ApproxParamT¶

class ezdxf.math.ApproxParamT(curve, *, max_t: float = 1.0, segments: int = 100)

Approximation tool for parametrized curves.

• approximate parameter t for a given distance from the start of the curve
• approximate the distance for a given parameter t from the start of the curve

This approximations can be applied to all parametrized curves which provide a point() method, like Bezier4P, Bezier3P and BSpline.

The approximation is based on equally spaced parameters from 0 to max_t for a given segment count. The flattening() method can not be used for the curve approximation, because the required parameter t is not logged by the flattening process.

Parameters: curve – curve object, requires a method point() max_t – the max. parameter value segments – count of approximation segments

New in version 0.18.

param_t(distance: float)

Approximate parameter t for the given distance from the start of the curve.

distance(t: float) → float

Approximate the distance from the start of the curve to the point t on the curve.

BezierSurface¶

class ezdxf.math.BezierSurface(defpoints: List[List[Vertex]])

BezierSurface defines a mesh of m x n control points. This is a parametric surface, which means the m-dimension goes from 0 to 1 as parameter u and the n-dimension goes from 0 to 1 as parameter v.

Parameters: defpoints – matrix (list of lists) of m rows and n columns: [ [m1n1, m1n2, … ], [m2n1, m2n2, …] … ] each element is a 3D location as (x, y, z) tuple.
nrows

count of rows (m-dimension)

ncols

count of columns (n-dimension)

point(u: float, v: float) → ezdxf.math._vector.Vec3

Returns a point for location (u, v) at the Bézier surface as (x, y, z) tuple, parameters u and v in the range of [0, 1].

approximate(usegs: int, vsegs: int) → List[List[ezdxf.math._vector.Vec3]]

Approximate surface as grid of (x, y, z) Vec3.

Parameters: usegs – count of segments in u-direction (m-dimension) vsegs – count of segments in v-direction (n-dimension) list of usegs + 1 rows, each row is a list of vsegs + 1 vertices as Vec3.

EulerSpiral¶

class ezdxf.math.EulerSpiral(curvature: float = 1.0)

This class represents an euler spiral (clothoid) for curvature (Radius of curvature).

This is a parametric curve, which always starts at the origin = (0, 0).

Parameters: curvature – radius of curvature

Get radius of circle at distance t.

tangent(t: float) → Vec3

Get tangent at distance t as :class.`Vec3` object.

Get distance L from origin for radius.

point(t: float) → Vec3

Get point at distance t as :class.`Vec3`.

circle_center(t: float) → Vec3

Get circle center at distance t.

approximate(length: float, segments: int) → Iterable[Vec3]

Approximate curve of length with line segments. Generates segments+1 vertices as Vec3 objects.

bspline(length: float, segments: int = 10, degree: int = 3, method: str = 'uniform') → BSpline

Approximate euler spiral as B-spline.

Parameters: length – length of euler spiral segments – count of fit points for B-spline calculation degree – degree of BSpline method – calculation method for parameter vector t BSpline

Linear Algebra¶

Functions¶

ezdxf.math.gauss_jordan_solver(A: Iterable[Iterable[float]], B: Iterable[Iterable[float]]) → Tuple[Matrix, Matrix]

Solves the linear equation system given by a nxn Matrix A . x = B, right-hand side quantities as nxm Matrix B by the Gauss-Jordan algorithm, which is the slowest of all, but it is very reliable. Returns a copy of the modified input matrix A and the result matrix x.

Internally used for matrix inverse calculation.

Parameters: A – matrix [[a11, a12, …, a1n], [a21, a22, …, a2n], [a21, a22, …, a2n], … [an1, an2, …, ann]] B – matrix [[b11, b12, …, b1m], [b21, b22, …, b2m], … [bn1, bn2, …, bnm]] 2-tuple of Matrix objects ZeroDivisionError – singular matrix
ezdxf.math.gauss_jordan_inverse(A: Iterable[Iterable[float]]) → Matrix

Returns the inverse of matrix A as Matrix object.

Hint

For small matrices (n<10) is this function faster than LUDecomposition(m).inverse() and as fast even if the decomposition is already done.

Raises: ZeroDivisionError – singular matrix
ezdxf.math.gauss_vector_solver(A: Iterable[Iterable[float]], B: Iterable[float]) → List[float]

Solves the linear equation system given by a nxn Matrix A . x = B, right-hand side quantities as vector B with n elements by the Gauss-Elimination algorithm, which is faster than the Gauss-Jordan algorithm. The speed improvement is more significant for solving multiple right-hand side quantities as matrix at once.

Reference implementation for error checking.

Parameters: A – matrix [[a11, a12, …, a1n], [a21, a22, …, a2n], [a21, a22, …, a2n], … [an1, an2, …, ann]] B – vector [b1, b2, …, bn] vector as list of floats ZeroDivisionError – singular matrix
ezdxf.math.gauss_matrix_solver(A: Iterable[Iterable[float]], B: Iterable[Iterable[float]]) → Matrix

Solves the linear equation system given by a nxn Matrix A . x = B, right-hand side quantities as nxm Matrix B by the Gauss-Elimination algorithm, which is faster than the Gauss-Jordan algorithm.

Reference implementation for error checking.

Parameters: A – matrix [[a11, a12, …, a1n], [a21, a22, …, a2n], [a21, a22, …, a2n], … [an1, an2, …, ann]] B – matrix [[b11, b12, …, b1m], [b21, b22, …, b2m], … [bn1, bn2, …, bnm]] matrix as Matrix object ZeroDivisionError – singular matrix
ezdxf.math.tridiagonal_vector_solver(A: Iterable[Iterable[float]], B: Iterable[float]) → List[float]

Solves the linear equation system given by a tri-diagonal nxn Matrix A . x = B, right-hand side quantities as vector B. Matrix A is diagonal matrix defined by 3 diagonals [-1 (a), 0 (b), +1 (c)].

Note: a0 is not used but has to be present, cn-1 is also not used and must not be present.

If an ZeroDivisionError exception occurs, the equation system can possibly be solved by BandedMatrixLU(A, 1, 1).solve_vector(B)

Parameters: A – diagonal matrix [[a0..an-1], [b0..bn-1], [c0..cn-1]] [[b0, c0, 0, 0, ...], [a1, b1, c1, 0, ...], [0, a2, b2, c2, ...], ... ] B – iterable of floats [[b1, b1, …, bn] list of floats ZeroDivisionError – singular matrix
ezdxf.math.tridiagonal_matrix_solver(A: Iterable[Iterable[float]], B: Iterable[Iterable[float]]) → Matrix

Solves the linear equation system given by a tri-diagonal nxn Matrix A . x = B, right-hand side quantities as nxm Matrix B. Matrix A is diagonal matrix defined by 3 diagonals [-1 (a), 0 (b), +1 (c)].

Note: a0 is not used but has to be present, cn-1 is also not used and must not be present.

If an ZeroDivisionError exception occurs, the equation system can possibly be solved by BandedMatrixLU(A, 1, 1).solve_vector(B)

Parameters: A – diagonal matrix [[a0..an-1], [b0..bn-1], [c0..cn-1]] [[b0, c0, 0, 0, ...], [a1, b1, c1, 0, ...], [0, a2, b2, c2, ...], ... ] B – matrix [[b11, b12, …, b1m], [b21, b22, …, b2m], … [bn1, bn2, …, bnm]] matrix as Matrix object ZeroDivisionError – singular matrix
ezdxf.math.banded_matrix(A: Matrix, check_all=True) → Tuple[int, int]

Transform matrix A into a compact banded matrix representation. Returns compact representation as Matrix object and lower- and upper band count m1 and m2.

Parameters: A – input Matrix check_all – check all diagonals if True or abort testing after first all zero diagonal if False.
ezdxf.math.detect_banded_matrix(A: Matrix, check_all=True) → Tuple[int, int]

Returns lower- and upper band count m1 and m2.

Parameters: A – input Matrix check_all – check all diagonals if True or abort testing after first all zero diagonal if False.
ezdxf.math.compact_banded_matrix(A: Matrix, m1: int, m2: int) → Matrix

Returns compact banded matrix representation as Matrix object.

Parameters: A – matrix to transform m1 – lower band count, excluding main matrix diagonal m2 – upper band count, excluding main matrix diagonal
ezdxf.math.freeze_matrix(A: Union[MatrixData, Matrix]) → Matrix

Returns a frozen matrix, all data is stored in immutable tuples.

Matrix Class¶

class ezdxf.math.Matrix(items: Any = None, shape: Tuple[int, int] = None, matrix: List[List[float]] = None)

Basic matrix implementation without any optimization for speed of memory usage. Matrix data is stored in row major order, this means in a list of rows, where each row is a list of floats. Direct access to the data is accessible by the attribute Matrix.matrix.

The matrix can be frozen by function freeze_matrix() or method Matrix.freeze(), than the data is stored in immutable tuples.

Initialization:

• Matrix(shape=(rows, cols)) … new matrix filled with zeros
• Matrix(matrix[, shape=(rows, cols)]) … from copy of matrix and optional reshape
• Matrix([[row_0], [row_1], …, [row_n]]) … from Iterable[Iterable[float]]
• Matrix([a1, a2, …, an], shape=(rows, cols)) … from Iterable[float] and shape
nrows

Count of matrix rows.

ncols

Count of matrix columns.

shape

Shape of matrix as (n, m) tuple for n rows and m columns.

static reshape(items: Iterable[float], shape: Tuple[int, int]) → ezdxf.math.linalg.Matrix

Returns a new matrix for iterable items in the configuration of shape.

classmethod identity(shape: Tuple[int, int]) → ezdxf.math.linalg.Matrix

Returns the identity matrix for configuration shape.

row(index: int) → List[float]

Returns row index as list of floats.

iter_row(index: int) → Iterator[float]

Yield values of row index.

col(index: int) → List[float]

Return column index as list of floats.

iter_col(index: int) → Iterator[float]

Yield values of column index.

diag(index: int) → List[float]

Returns diagonal index as list of floats.

An index of 0 specifies the main diagonal, negative values specifies diagonals below the main diagonal and positive values specifies diagonals above the main diagonal.

e.g. given a 4x4 matrix:

• index 0 is [00, 11, 22, 33],
• index -1 is [10, 21, 32] and
• index +1 is [01, 12, 23]
iter_diag(index: int) → Iterator[float]

rows() → List[List[float]]

Return a list of all rows.

cols() → List[List[float]]

Return a list of all columns.

set_row(index: int, items: Union[float, Sequence[float]] = 1.0) → None

Set row values to a fixed value or from an iterable of floats.

set_col(index: int, items: Union[float, Iterable[float]] = 1.0) → None

Set column values to a fixed value or from an iterable of floats.

set_diag(index: int = 0, items: Union[float, Iterable[float]] = 1.0) → None

Set diagonal values to a fixed value or from an iterable of floats.

An index of 0 specifies the main diagonal, negative values specifies diagonals below the main diagonal and positive values specifies diagonals above the main diagonal.

e.g. given a 4x4 matrix: index 0 is [00, 11, 22, 33], index -1 is [10, 21, 32] and index +1 is [01, 12, 23]

append_row(items: Sequence[float]) → None

Append a row to the matrix.

append_col(items: Sequence[float]) → None

Append a column to the matrix.

swap_rows(a: int, b: int) → None

Swap rows a and b inplace.

swap_cols(a: int, b: int) → None

Swap columns a and b inplace.

transpose() → Matrix

Returns a new transposed matrix.

inverse() → Matrix

Returns inverse of matrix as new object.

determinant() → float

Returns determinant of matrix, raises ZeroDivisionError if matrix is singular.

freeze() → Matrix

Returns a frozen matrix, all data is stored in immutable tuples.

lu_decomp() → LUDecomposition

Returns the LU decomposition as LUDecomposition object, a faster linear equation solver.

__getitem__(item: Tuple[int, int]) → float

Get value by (row, col) index tuple, fancy slicing as known from numpy is not supported.

__setitem__(item: Tuple[int, int], value: float)

Set value by (row, col) index tuple, fancy slicing as known from numpy is not supported.

__eq__(other: Matrix) → bool

Returns True if matrices are equal, tolerance value for comparison is adjustable by the attribute Matrix.abs_tol.

Matrix addition by another matrix or a float, returns a new matrix.

__sub__(other: Union[Matrix, float]) → Matrix

Matrix subtraction by another matrix or a float, returns a new matrix.

__mul__(other: Union[Matrix, float]) → Matrix

Matrix multiplication by another matrix or a float, returns a new matrix.

LUDecomposition Class¶

class ezdxf.math.LUDecomposition(A: Iterable[Iterable[float]])

Represents a LU decomposition matrix of A, raise ZeroDivisionError for a singular matrix.

This algorithm is a little bit faster than the Gauss-Elimination algorithm using CPython and much faster when using pypy.

The LUDecomposition.matrix attribute gives access to the matrix data as list of rows like in the Matrix class, and the LUDecomposition.index attribute gives access to the swapped row indices.

Parameters: A – matrix [[a11, a12, …, a1n], [a21, a22, …, a2n], [a21, a22, …, a2n], … [an1, an2, …, ann]] ZeroDivisionError – singular matrix
nrows

Count of matrix rows (and cols).

solve_vector(B: Iterable[float]) → List[float]

Solves the linear equation system given by the nxn Matrix A . x = B, right-hand side quantities as vector B with n elements.

Parameters: B – vector [b1, b2, …, bn] vector as list of floats
solve_matrix(B: Iterable[Iterable[float]]) → Matrix

Solves the linear equation system given by the nxn Matrix A . x = B, right-hand side quantities as nxm Matrix B.

Parameters: B – matrix [[b11, b12, …, b1m], [b21, b22, …, b2m], … [bn1, bn2, …, bnm]] matrix as Matrix object
inverse() → Matrix

Returns the inverse of matrix as Matrix object, raise ZeroDivisionError for a singular matrix.

determinant() → float

Returns the determinant of matrix, raises ZeroDivisionError if matrix is singular.

BandedMatrixLU Class¶

class ezdxf.math.BandedMatrixLU(A: ezdxf.math.linalg.Matrix, m1: int, m2: int)

Represents a LU decomposition of a compact banded matrix.

upper

Upper triangle

lower

Lower triangle

m1

Lower band count, excluding main matrix diagonal

m2

Upper band count, excluding main matrix diagonal

index

Swapped indices

nrows

Count of matrix rows.

solve_vector(B: Iterable[float]) → List[float]

Solves the linear equation system given by the banded nxn Matrix A . x = B, right-hand side quantities as vector B with n elements.

Parameters: B – vector [b1, b2, …, bn] vector as list of floats
solve_matrix(B: Iterable[Iterable[float]]) → Matrix

Solves the linear equation system given by the banded nxn Matrix A . x = B, right-hand side quantities as nxm Matrix B.

Parameters: B – matrix [[b11, b12, …, b1m], [b21, b22, …, b2m], … [bn1, bn2, …, bnm]] matrix as Matrix object
determinant() → float

Returns the determinant of matrix.