How to use revolve in SW?
Revolve feature is used for revolving surfaces and solids. If you have open geometry than you can revolve to form a surface else you can form a solid geometry.
Start SolidWorks in part mode.
Front plane>>sketch and draw a rectangle in 2nd quadrant.
Exit the sketch. Now under features tab choose axis under reference geometry.
Select top plane and origin. This will create an axis normal to top plane passing through origin. Click OK.
Now since we have closed geometry we can create solid as well as surface from it. Under features tab choose revolved boss/base since we are going to create a solid.
Select the profile and axis1. Click OK.
And we have a revolved solid.
Now delete the revolve1 feature.
Edit the sketch1.
Remove any line to make it an open geometry. This will be used to create a revolved surface.
Exit the sketch.
Now select the revolve surface under surfaces tab.
Select the sketch and axis1.
Click OK and we have revolved surface generated.