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Creating ruled surfaces

You can create a ruled surface, which is a three-dimensional body that approximates the surface between two existing entities. You select the two entities that define the ruled surface. These entities can be arcs, circles, lines, points, or polylines.

To create a ruled surface

  1. Advanced experience level
  2. Do one of the following:
    • Choose Insert > 3D Entities > Ruled Surface.
    • On the Draw 3D toolbar, click the Ruled Surface tool ().
    • Type rulesurf and then press Enter.
  3. Select the first defining entity.
  4. Select the second defining entity.



Select the first (A) and second (B) defining entities.

The resulting ruled surface mesh.

Creating polyface meshes

Creating rectangular meshes

Creating extruded surfaces

Creating revolved surfaces

Creating edge-defined Coons surfaces

Create a polyface mesh

Create a rectangular mesh

Create a revolved surface

Create an edge-defined Coons surface

Create an extruded surface

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