Part Modeling > Construction Features > Shaft > To Create a Shaft
To Create a Shaft
Shafts are analogous to sketched holes. Both are created by sketching sections of revolution then placing them on the model. However, shafts add material instead of removing it.
1. Set the allow_anatomic_features configuration option to yes to make the Shaft command available on the All Commands list.
2. Add the Shaft command to the desired user-defined group on the ribbon.
* For information about customizing the ribbon, see the Related Links.
3. Click Shaft. The SHAFT dialog box opens and the PLACEMENT menu appears.
4. As with sketched holes, you must sketch the centerline axis of revolution as vertical.
5. Place the topmost portion of the section on the placement plane. Because material is added for a shaft, the shaft projects away from the part instead of into the part.