Revolve
KeyCreator \ Create \ Swept-Solid \ Revolve \ Revolve

Location: Create>Swept Solid>Revolve

The Revolve Planar Profile to Form Solid feature is used to create a solid body by revolving a planar set of curves around an indicated axis. You are able to specify how the action will be performed through a dialog box, discussed below. When the To Body or To Face options are selected, you can select a solid or solid face in a part reference. When using the Revolve Planar Profile to Form Solid function, it will be important to keep the following in mind:

  • If the profile consists of inner loops that are all enclosed within the outer loop, the solids created from the inner loops are subtracted from the solid that is created from the outer loop. This will result in a single body.

  • If multiple profiles are revolved, and the profiles overlap or intersect, the resultant bodies are trimmed to one another. A single body is the result.

  • If multiple profiles are revolved, and the profiles do not overlap or intersect, each profile will result in a separate body. Thus, if there are no ’r;n’ non-overlapping profiles, the result is ’r;n’ bodies.

  • If you select the "Revolve to Body" Revolve Option in the dialog, you can choose faces on solids or bodies outside of the active part during in-context editing mode of assemblies.

Click on one of the links below to view the dialog options or guidelines on how to create a revolution:

Dialog Options

Guidelines for Creating a Revolution