Extrude on one or both sides, a closed sketch / composite curve, 3D face or face with tolerant edges , by a given value and direction.
Important: Extrusions created by New > Extrude will be considered independent objects. Those created by Add > Extrude will be added to the active object. (If only one object exists in the file it is automatically active unless manually deactivated.) See Activate / Deactivate and Activating Objects.
Required Step 1
- If you enter Extrude immediately after creating a closed 2D composite curve or sketch, the entity is automatically included in Step 1.
- If you select a sketch that contains more than one closed curve sequence, all closed curve sequences will be extruded. In order for a sketch to be selected, however, it must contain only closed curve sequences.
Required Step 2
Set the extrusion parameters and the direction. The following parameters are displayed:
The default direction is normal to the 2D contour or sketch plane. You can flip the direction by clicking the displayed arrow head or body, or you can click on the arrow origin to set another direction.
|Delta/Reference||This is a dropdown list of the available Extrude options.|
|One Side||This is a toggle option: One Side / Both Sides:
|By Delta||This is a toggle option: By Delta / By Reference:
|Invert Active Object||Use the Invert Active Object option as required.|
Additional Delta/Reference Notes
As Plane / As Object option
Optional Step 1
If you want to add a draft angle to the extrusion, see Defining a Draft Angle.
Optional Step 2
Change the active object (temporarily).
Examples of Extrude on a Face
Press exit when finished. Or, if this is the final result, press OK or Apply in the Feature Guide to complete the function.
When completed, the Extrude feature will appear in the Feature Tree as follows: