AutoCAD 3D Modeling: Editing Solids, Part 1
September 5, 2003
The SOLIDEDIT command offers different
options to edit solid objects. The options cover face editing,
edge editing and body editing. I have designed a series of
tutorials to cover all these options. Every tutorial explains
one or more options.
In this tutorial I show you how to use Extrude Faces. You can
reach this option through Solids Editing toolbar [Figure 1].
This option deals with faces of the solid model.
- This tutorial is designed for AutoCAD 2004 though might be
applicable to other releases.
- In this tutorial user entries are in boldface.
symbol represents pressing Enter.
r16_extrude_face.dwg. The file consists of a solid box
If you are using AutoCAD 2002 or an earlier release download
2. Invoke Extrude
Faces (Modify menu > Solids Editing > Extrude Faces).
3. Click inside the
top face. Make sure not to click on any of the edges.
4. Press Enter.
Specify the extrude height to be 1 and the taper angle 15
degrees [Figure 3]:
Specify height of extrusion or [Path]: 18
Specify angle of taper for extrusion <0>: 158
5. Invoke the
option again. Extrude the top face with the height equal to 2
and the taper angle equal to 30 degrees [Figure 4].
6. Extrude the top
face 10 units in negative direction. The taper angle is zero. A
hole will be created in the middle of the model [Figure 5]:
Specify height of extrusion or [Path]: -108
Specify angle of taper for extrusion <0>:8
Figure 5 -
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