Revolve command is very useful command to create 3D geometries effectively in Solidworks. Also Solidworks provides a similar command to create surfaces called ‘Revolved Surface’ command. In here, we will explain from where you can enter this command in Solidworks and how to use this command, with a very basic example below.
To open ‘Revolved Surface’ command in Solidworks, you need to have a proper sketch as above example. Click on ‘Surface’ menu as shown in blue box and click on ‘Revolved Surface’ as shown by blue arrow above in Solidworks.
After entering into the command, select an axis as shown by orange arrow above. And the select the contour line or sketch as shown by green arrow. The selected contour will be revolved around selected axis.
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There are two directions that you can create surfaces. You can click on direction 2 by ticking it. For the first direction, enter the angle of revolve as shown by red arrow. And enter the second angle as shown by blue arrow for direction 2.
You can use avaliable revolving options as shown above for direction 1 and direction 2;
Blind: Revolving up to your input angle.
Up To Vertex: Revolving up to a selected vertex in an another drawing feature.
Up To Surface: Revolving up to a selected surface in an another drawing feature or plane.
Offset From Surface: Revolving starting from a selected surface, not from the main sketch plane.
Mid Plane: Revolving symmetrical base around main sketch plane. The angle value you entered will be divided equally around this angle.
Here above the created revolved surface geometry in Solidworks. As you see, the use of ‘Revolved Surface’ command in Solidworks is very easy.
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