Revolve a closed sketch / composite curve by a given value and direction.
Important: Objects created by New > Revolve will be considered independent objects. Those created by Add > Revolve will be added to the active object. (If only one object exists in the file it is automatically active unless manually deactivated.) See Activate / Deactivate and Activating Objects.
Required Step 1
- If you enter Revolve immediately after creating a closed 2D composite curve or sketch, the entity is automatically included in Step 1.
- If you select a sketch that contains more than one closed curve sequence, all closed curve sequences will be extruded. In order for a sketch to be selected, however, it must contain only closed curve sequences.
Required Step 2
Select the axis of revolution. The axis can be defined by picking an edge, line, datum axis, UCS axis (pick a UCS axis), 2 points, or the axis through the center of a cylindrical face, arc or circle.
Required Step 3
Set the revolution parameters. Choose One Side if you want to extrude on one side of the contour, and press the Angle = field to enter the angle. You can flip the direction by clicking the arrow.
If you toggle One Side to Both Sides, you must specify the Opposite Angle – in the opposite direction from the arrow.
Angle Mid Plane
If you want to revolve the contour by the same value in both directions, choose Angle Mid Plane. The value you specify is the total angle of revolution.
Use the Invert Active Object option as required.
Press exit when finished. Press OK or Apply in the Feature Guide to complete the function.
When completed, the Revolve feature will appear in the Feature Tree as follows: