Mesh from Revolution
KeyCreator \ Create \ Mesh \ Mesh-from-Revolution

Location: Create>Mesh> Mesh from Revolution

Use this feature to create a mesh that visually simulates the surface formed by rotating a generator curve about an axis by a specified angular distance.

 

Using the Function:

  1. Select Mesh from Revolution from the Create>Mesh submenu.

  2. Choose the entity type for the mesh.

  3. If you chose Polygon, indicate whether you want to use a three- or four-sided polygon for the mesh.

  4. Select a generator curve.

  5. Enter the number of segments on the generator curve.

  6. Choose a method for defining the cylinder rotation axis:

Two Positions

Thise setting defines the cylinder axis with a selected start point and end point. An axis vector is defined from the start point to the end point.

  1. Indicate two positions.

  2. Enter a rotation angle.

  3. Enter the number of segments to appear in the rotation direction.

  4. Choose whether the curves are connected correctly.

  5. Choose whether or not you want to group the mesh.

  6. If you group the mesh, enter a group name and, if necessary, a subgroup number.

Line

This setting defines the cylinder axis with a selected line entity. The axis vector is directed from the end of the line closest to the selection point, to the opposite end of the line.

Select a line to define the axis vector.

End of Entity

This setting defines the cylinder axis with a selected line, arc, conic, polyline, or spline. The axis is defined as the outward-pointing tangent vector at the end of the entity, closest to the selection point.

Select a line, arc, conic, polyline, or spline.

Key In

This setting defines the cylinder axis with entered values for the axis vector coordinates, X, Y, and Z, either in world or view coordinates.

Enter the X, Y, and Z vector components.