Revolve Geometry

Revolve surfaces, nodes, lines, elements, or facets around a defined axis.

  1. From the Topology ribbon, Extrude/Revolve tool group, click the Revolve tool.
    Figure 1.

  2. Optional: On the guide bar, click to define additional options.
    Tip: Click to define the Biasing method and Biasing intensity for the element/facets selection.
    Figure 2. No Biasing

    Figure 3. Linear Biasing

    Figure 4. Exponential Biasing

    Figure 5. Bellcurve Biasing

  3. Choose between Surfaces, Nodes, Lines, Elements, and Facets using the guide bar selector.
  4. Select surfaces/nodes/lines/elements/facets in the modeling window.
  5. Click Axis on the guide bar.
  6. Left-click to place the axis.
  7. Revolve your selection by dragging the slider or entering an angle in the microdialog.
    Tip: Click in the microdialog to define the direction of the axis using the Vector tool. Once a direction has been defined, press Esc.

    Enter the density value in the microdialog for elements / facets selection to Specify the number of elements to generate along the path of the revolve.

  8. Check Create mesh to automatically open the 2D meshing tool after creating surfaces. After you finish meshing, exit the tool to return to Geometry.
  9. On the guide bar, click one of the following:
    • - Apply and stay in the tool
    • - Apply and close the tool
    • - Exit the tool without applying
  • For the nodes input, based on the geometry creation mode defined, either a CAD surface or an FE geometry surface is created. While using the Revolve tool for lines or surfaces, the input determines whether a CAD surface or an FE geometry surface is created. For example, CAD lines are created as CAD surfaces, FE geometry edges are created as FE geometry surfaces.
  • FE geometry solid creation for elements/facets selection is not supported at this time.
  • A revolve preview for FE geometry solids is not supported at this time.