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Creating 3D Solids by Revolving 2D Entities Around an Axis

Use the Revolve command to create a 3D solid by revolving a 2D object about an axis.

To revolve entities about an axis:

  1. Click Solids > Draw > Revolve (or type Revolve).
  2. Specify entities to revolve and press Enter.
  3. Specify the start point for the axis of revolution.
  4. Specify the endpoint of the axis of revolution.
  5. Specify the angle of revolution (default: 360 degrees).

To revolve entities about an axis defined by an object:

  1. Click Solids > Draw > Revolve (or type Revolve).
  2. Specify entities to revolve and press Enter.
  3. Enter the Object option to choose an entity that determines the axis of revolution.
  4. Select the object.
  5. Specify the angle of revolution (default: 360 degrees).

To revolve entities about the positive X- or Y-axis:

  1. Click Solids > Draw > Revolve (or type Revolve).
  2. Specify entities to revolve and press Enter.
  3. Type X or Y to use the positive X- or Y-axis of the current custom coordinate system as axis direction.
  4. Specify the angle of revolution (default: 360 degrees).

Access

Command: Revolve

Menu: Solids > Draw > Revolve



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