Creating Ruled Meshes

The RuledMesh command creates a ruled surface between two boundary curves (profiles). The resulting surface is a PolygonMesh.

To create ruled surfaces:

  1. Click Draw > Mesh > Ruled (or type RuledMesh).
  2. In the graphics area, select an entity (first defining curve) to define the surface edges. Valid entities include points, Lines, Arcs, Circles, and 2D or 3D PolyLines.
  3. Select an entity (second defining curve) for the boundary outline. If the entity for the first defining curve is:

  To create a PolygonMesh, select each entity at the same end. If you select each outline entity at opposite ends, you generate a self-intersecting PolygonMesh.


Command: RuledMesh

Menu: Draw > Mesh > Ruled

Related Topics

Creating Revolved Meshes (Surfaces of Revolution)

Creating Tabulated Meshes (Extruded Surfaces)

Creating Edge Meshes