Is there a way to lay out a truncated cone of known dimensions using simple shapes–basically, circles, rectangles, and lines? I want to make a lampshade-shaped dealio in a basic vector drawing program, but using a height and diameters of my choosing. Let’s just say it will be 6 inches tall, 4" at the large end, and 2" at the small end.
Note: I will want to do this multiple times with different dimensions, so I need a method rather than a solution.
Note again: Math > me. Please speak s l o w l y and use the idiot glossary. Thanks in advance.