Creating Revolution Volumes

This task shows how to create a surface by revolving a planar profile about an axis.

Open the RevolutionVolume1.CATPart document.


  1. Click Volume Revolve .

    The Revolve Volume Definition dialog box appears.
  2. Select the Profile.

    • The profile must be planar and closed or closed on the axis of the sketch.
    • There must be no intersection between the axis and the profile. However, if the result is topologically consistent, the surface will still be created.
    • The profile must not be perpendicular to the revolution axis.
    • If the profile is a sketch containing an axis, the latter is selected by default as the revolution axis. You can select another revolution axis simply by selecting a new line.
  3. Select a line indicating the desired Revolution axis.

    It can be a line or the axis of a sketch.
  4. Enter angle values or use the graphic manipulators to define the angular limits of the revolution volume.

  5. Click OK to create the surface.

    The volume (identified as Volume is added to the specification tree.
    Parameters can be edited in the 3D geometry. To have further information, refer to Editing Parameters.