Lathe Properties

For any properties not shown below, see Setting Object Properties.





Distance from the ground to the bottom of the object.


Number of sides used to create the perimeter of the lathe.

Sweep angle

How far the lathe is revolved. If the sweep angle is set to 360 degrees, then the lathe will form a complete circle.  

Axis offset

Distance between the lathe’s shape and the center of the lathe.


Connect the last point to the first, forming a closed shape.


Smooth the lathe sides. Uncheck this option for a faceted look.

Add caps

Add caps to both ends of the lathe. This option is only enabled when the Sweep angle is set to 360.

Edit Points

Enable or disable point editing mode, which will allow you to modify the shape. See Editing Points for details.

Shape Options

Save the current shape or load a new one. For more details, see Saving and Loading Shapes.





Total number of triangles used to compose the lathe. When creating many complex lathes, it is best to keep the number of triangles as low as possible on slower computers.

See also:

Adding a Box
Adding a Ramp
Adding a Cylinder
Adding an Extrusion
Adding a Lathe
Adding a Loft
Adding a Part
Converting to a Custom Model
Setting Object Properties
Selecting Objects
Selecting Points
Editing Objects
Using 3D Booleans to Create Complex Models