Spin Geometry

Spin surfaces, nodes, or lines around a defined axis.

  1. From the Geometry ribbon, Drag/Spin tool group, click the Spin tool.

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  2. Optional: On the guide bar, click to define additional options.
  3. Choose between Surfaces, Nodes, and Lines using the guide bar selector.
  4. Select surfaces/nodes/lines in the modeling window.
  5. Click Spin Axis on the guide bar.
  6. Left-click to place the axis.
  7. Spin your selection by dragging the slider or entering an angle in the microdialog.
    Tip: Click in the microdialog to define the direction of the spin axis using the Vector tool. Once a direction has been defined, press Esc.
  8. 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
Note: 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 Spin 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.

A spin preview for FE geometry solids is not supported at this time.