a 3D solid or surface by sweeping a 2D object around an axis.
You can revolve closed objects to create 3D
solids and open objects to create surfaces. Objects can be revolved
360 degrees or another specified angle.
With the REVOLVE command,
you can create a new solid or surface by revolving an open or closed
planar curve about an axis. You can revolve more than one object.
DELOBJ system variable
controls whether revolved objects are automatically deleted when
the solid or surface is created or whether you are prompted to delete
You can select the objects
to revolve before you start the command.
You can revolve the following
Objects that Can Be Revolved
|3D faces - planar
|Polylines - 2D
|Solids - planar faces
|Splines - 2D
|Surfaces - planar faces
NoteYou can select faces
on solids by pressing and holding CTRL, and then selecting these
cannot revolve objects contained within a block. Polylines that
have crossing or self-intersecting segments cannot be revolved.
REVOLVE ignores the width of a polyline and revolves from the center
of the path of the polyline.
The right-hand rule determines
the positive direction of rotation. See
Control the User Coordinate System in 3Din the User's
- Object to Revolve
Specifies the objects
to be revolved about an axis.
- Axis Start Point
the first and second points of the axis of revolution. The positive
axis direction is from the first to the second point.
- Axis endpoint. Sets
the endpoint for the axis of revolution.
- Start angle
Specifies an offset for
the revolution from the plane of the object being revolved.
- Angle of revolution
Specifies how far the
selected object revolves about the axis.
A positive angle revolves
the objects in a counterclockwise direction. A negative angle revolves
the objects in a clockwise direction.
objects are revolved to the specified angle.
an existing object to be used as an axis. The positive axis direction
is from the closest to the farthest endpoint of this object.
You can use lines, linear
polyline segments, and linear edges of solids or surfaces as an
NoteYou can select an
edge on a solid by pressing and holding CTRL, and then selecting
- X (Axis)
the positive X axis of the current UCS as the positive
- Y (Axis)
the positive Y axis of the current UCS as the positive
- Z (Axis)
the positive Z axis of the current UCS as the positive