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Remove material by extruding on one or both sides, a closed sketch / composite curve, 3D face or face with tolerant edges, by a given value and direction.

Important: When using this function, material will be removed only from the current 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

Pick the entity to be extruded (pick a closed 2D composite curvesketch or face).


  • 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.pa5

Required Step 2

Choose One Side if you want to extrude on one side of the contour. The default direction is normal to the 2D contour or sketch plane. You can flip the direction by clicking the arrow head or body, or you can click on the arrow origin to set another direction.pa6

Toggle One Side to Both Sides to extrude in both directions.pa7

Use the Invert Active Object option as required.

Press exit when finished. Or, if this is the final result, press OK  or Apply  in the Feature Guide to complete the function.pa8

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).


When completed, the Extrude feature will appear in the Feature Tree as follows:pe15

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