Surface by Extrusion
Used to create a surface generated by linearly extruding a profile element (line, line string, arc, ellipse, text, multi-line, complex chain, or complex shape, edge of a surface or solid element, or B-spline curve) a defined distance. Surfaces formed between the original profile element and its extrusion are indicated by straight lines connecting the keypoints.
You can access this tool from the following:
|Use Active Attributes|| If on, the extrusion is created with the element
using the active attributes.
If off, the extrusion is created with the element taking the attributes of the profile element.
|Keep Original||If on, the original profile element is kept in the model.|
|Parametric||If on, a parametric surface is created with the profile as an input element. The profile can be handled like other feature inputs, allowing you to show /hide, apply constraints, replace etc.|
|Distance||If on, sets the distance, in working units, the element is extruded.|
|Variable Link||Variables dialog.|
|Thickness||(Only available when
Parametrics is enabled.) Sets the wall
thickness when a solid or a surface, with thickness is required.
|Orthogonal||(Extended Setting) If on, the profile element is extruded orthogonally.|
|Both Directions||(Extended Setting) If on, the profile element is extruded in both directions.|
|X Scale||(Extended Setting) If on, sets the scale factor in the x-direction.|
|Y Scale||(Extended Setting) If on, sets the scale factor in the y-direction.|
|Spin Angle||(Extended Setting) If set to something other than 0, the profile is rotated as it is extruded.|