# Create Surfaces Toolbox

The Create Surfaces toolbox contains tools to create surfaces from profiles by linear extrusion, revolving, or extrusion along a path.

All tools in a toolbox are not always visible by default. To see all tools, right-click in the toolbox and select Show All from the menu.

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Construct a rectangular B-spline surface by defining 2 or 3 corner points, or by defining multiple points that are averaged. | Planar Surface by Points |

Construct a B-spline surface that contains selected elements as edges. | Surface by Edge Curves |

Construct a B-spline surface by defining four points. | Surface By Corner Points |

Place or construct a free-form B-spline surface. | B-spline Surface by Points |

Construct a B-spline surface from a raster image | Surface by Image |

Construct a B-spline surface that is transformed between section elements. | Loft Surface |

Construct a surface between the vertices of two profiles (or groups of profiles) | Loft Surface by Vertices |

Create a surface transition from a rectangular to a circular section. | Loft Rectangle to Circle |

Construct a B-spline surface that is transformed between elements of a network. | Surface by Network of Curves |

Create a surface by extruding an element linearly | Surface by Extrusion |

Construct a surface by extruding a profile element along a path | Surface by Extrusion Along Path |

Create a B-spline surface by sweeping one or two section profile curves along two trace curves. | Swept Surface Along Curves |

Create a surface by revolving an element. | Surface by Revolution |

Create a helical-shaped B-spline surface by sweeping a section profile curve along a pre-defined helix curve. | Helical Surface |

Place an extruded surface with a rectangular cross-section | Slab Surface |

Place a dome shaped surface, which is a part of a sphere | Dome Surface |

Place a cylindrical surface | Cylinder Surface |

Place a torus (donut shaped) surface | Torus Surface |

Place a conical surface | Cone Surface |

Place an elliptical cone surface which is a transition surface between two ellipses | Elliptical Cone Surface |