revolve

Boss/Base Revolve Feature

Today I will show you how the Revolve feature works. This feature is used to revolve a 2D sketch along an Axis or Centerline. Open a new part with model units set to millimeters Go to: File > New > Part  Create a 2D sketch Select the Front Plane in the feature tree (menu at the [...]

Today I will show you how the Revolve feature works. This feature is used to revolve a 2D sketch along an Axis or Centerline.

Open a new part with model units set to millimeters

Go to: File > New > Part 

New Part1 Boss/Base Revolve Feature

Create a 2D sketch

Select the Front Plane in the feature tree (menu at the left side) and create a sketch by clicking on the 2D Sketch icon. 2d sketch Boss/Base Revolve Feature

The display changes so the Front plane faces you.

01 Boss/Base Revolve Feature

Create a Circle

Go to Tools > Sketch Entities > Circle or click at the circle icon circle Boss/Base Revolve Feature

Create a sketch next to the Origin as shown in the picture. Origin Boss/Base Revolve Feature

Change the dimension and position of the circle by clicking at the dimension button dimension Boss/Base Revolve Feature

02 Boss/Base Revolve Feature

Now it’s time to create the Axis of revolution

Draw a vertical Centerline as shown in the picture centerline Boss/Base Revolve Feature

03 Boss/Base Revolve Feature

Create a Boss/Base Revolve

Go to: Insert > Boss/Base > Revolve or click at the Revolve icon Revolve Boss/Base Revolve Feature

The Revolve menu appears

Because we didn’t close the 2D sketch we’ll automatically see the donut as shown in the picture.

If not, make sure that the Centerline of Sketch1 is set as Axis of Revolution axis of revolution Boss/Base Revolve Feature

04 Boss/Base Revolve Feature

Midplane Revolve

It’s also possible to create a midplane revolve.

Change the One-Direction into Midplane one direction Boss/Base Revolve Feature

Change the Angle into 180 degrees angle Boss/Base Revolve Feature

Notice what happens

05 Boss/Base Revolve Feature

Two-Directions Revolve

You can also draw a revolve with two directions:

Change the Midplane direction into Two-Direction one direction Boss/Base Revolve Feature

Change Angle1 into 280 degrees Angle 1 Boss/Base Revolve Feature

Change Angle2 into 30 degrees Angle 2 Boss/Base Revolve Feature

Notice what happens

06 Boss/Base Revolve Feature
Thin Revolve

 

Click at the Thin-Feature option in the Revolve menu (NOTE: When this option is not visible, close the Revolve tab and re-open it again.

Change the wall thickness into 5 mm T1 Boss/Base Revolve Feature

Click OK ok Boss/Base Revolve Feature

07 Boss/Base Revolve Feature

Now you know what it takes to draw a revolve in SolidWorks.

08 Boss/Base Revolve Feature

Do you still have any questions about it? Feel free to leave a comment below.