Subject: Creating ruled surface meshes

You can create a ruled surface, which is a three-dimensional polygon mesh 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 mesh  

Advanced experience level

   1   Do one of the following to choose Ruled Surface ():

   On the ribbon, choose Draw 3D > Ruled Surface (in Draw 3D Meshes).

   On the menu, choose Draw > 3D Meshes > Ruled Surface.

   On the Draw 3D Meshes toolbar, click the Ruled Surface tool.

   Type rulesurf and then press Enter.

   2   Select the first defining entity.

   3   Select the second defining entity.


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


The resulting ruled surface mesh.

The value of the Number of M-Direction Surfaces controls the density of the mesh.
Choose Tools > Drawing Settings, click the 3D Settings tab. click the Surfaces tab, then under Surface Settings, change the Number Of M-Direction Surfaces value.

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