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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 1Editing Solids, Part 2Editing 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.

Figure 1


  • This tutorial is designed for AutoCAD 2004 though might be applicable to other releases.
  • In this tutorial user entries are in boldface.
  • The 8 symbol represents pressing Enter.

1. Download r16_taper_faces.dwg. The file consists of a box [Figure 2].

Note: If you are using AutoCAD 2002 or an earlier release download r15_taper_faces.dwg.

Figure 2

2. Switch to 2D Wireframe shade mode [Figure 3].

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].

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

Figure 5

8. Repeat Taper Faces.

9. Select the same face and axis.

10. Enter -30 for taper angle [Figure 6].

Figure 6

About the Author

Alireza Parsai is the founder of cadpanel.com. He is a mechanical engineer with more than 12 years experience with AutoCAD. Alireza is an Autodesk Authorized Author, the AutoCAD consultant for Al Khawarizmi Institute, a contributing editor for Augiworld magazine, a writer for CAD Digest, and an instructor for AUGI Training Program. He has written 8 books in Farsi, 3 booklets in English, and more than 100 articles for different magazines and newsletters. You can reach Alireza at alireza.parsai@cadpanel.com or visit his website www.cadpanel.com .  

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