AutoCAD 3D Modeling: Editing Solids, Part 5
September 12, 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. (See also:
Editing Solids, Part 1; Editing Solids, Part 2; Editing Solids, Part 3;
Editing Solids, Part 4)
In this tutorial I show you how to use Taper Faces. You can
reach this option through Solids Editing toolbar [Figure 1]. The
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_taper_faces.dwg. The file consists of a box [Figure 2].
If you are using AutoCAD 2002 or an earlier release download
2. Switch to 2D
Wireframe shade mode [Figure 3].
3. Invoke Taper
Faces (Modify menu > Solids Editing > Taper Faces).
4. Click inside the
face to the right. Do not click any of the borders. The face is
selected [Figure 4].
5. Press Enter.
6. To specify the
axis of taper, click points 1 and 2 respectively.
7. Enter 15 for
taper angle [Figure 5]:
Specify the taper angle: 15
8. Repeat Taper
9. Select the same
face and axis.
10. Enter -30 for
taper angle [Figure 6].
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