The Ruled Surface entity is surface based on a BSpline Surface which is generated by linearly interpolating between a pair of any combination of BSpline curves, Polylines, Cubic Splines or Interpolating Cubic BSplines. The surface entity is edited by modifying its definition curves although the surface itself can be extracted as a BSpline Surface or as a Mesh if either of the two curves are not BSpline curves.
Right-Click -> Multiple Selection -> Ruled
Create a Ruled Surface by selecting two of any of BSpline curves, Polylines, Cubic Splines or Interpolating Cubic BSplines.
The surface cannot be edited directly, but by it can be manipulated by editing any of its attached definition curves.
Entity Attributes Panel
Ruled Surface Attributes Panel
- Show Attributes... (F11)
- Generate Polygon Mesh
- Convert to BSpline Surface
- Convert to Mesh
- Extract Contours
Import / Export
|Initial Graphics Exchange Spec. (IGES)||Yes|
|Ansys Element Script||as a Polygon List (Facets)|
|ACIS (Autodeck/Tribon/Aveva Marine Initial Design)||Yes (as Mesh if original representation not BSpline Surface)|