AutoCAD 3D Modeling: Revolved Solids
August 21, 2003
The REVOLVE command creates 3D solids by
revolving closed polylines, circles, ellipses, closed splines,
or regions about an axis in 3D space. The following tutorial
shows you how.
- This tutorial is designed for AutoCAD 2004 though might be
applicable to other releases.
- In this tutorial user entries are in boldface.
symbol represents pressing Enter.
If you are using AutoCAD 2002 or an earlier release download
2. Open the drawing
in AutoCAD. The drawing consists of a closed polyline [Figure
3. Invoke REVOLVE
(Draw menu > Solids > Revolve).
4. Select the lower
left corner of the polyline as the first axis point:
point for axis of revolution or
define axis by [Object/X (axis)/Y (axis)]:
5. Select the other
endpoint of the vertical line as the second point for axis of
Specify endpoint of axis:
6. Enter 360
degrees as the angle of revolution:
Specify angle of revolution <360>: 360
7. Alter the view
to SE Isometric [Figure 2].
-VIEW Enter an option [?/Orthographic/Delete/Restore/Save/Ucs/Window]:
For more information on 3D views read the following tutorial:
► AutoCAD 3D Modeling: 3D Views
8. Alter the shade
mode to Gouraud shaded [Figure 3].
Current mode: 2D wireframe
Enter option [2D wireframe/3D
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