Extrude Face Dialog

Modeling: Picks > Pick > Pick Points, Edges, or Faces: Modeling:Shapes > Extrusions > Extrude

Extrude picked faces. With this function you may create cylindrical, tapered or twisted shapes with the picked planar faces as profile. You can extrude cylindrical faces as well.

After you have created a new shape by extrusion, the Shape Intersection Dialog box will open. There you may add the extruded shape to the original shapes from which you picked the faces.

If you have picked faces that can not be extruded, or when you have not picked any face, you will get to the Extrude Profile Dialog box.


Specify the name of the new shape to be created by the extrude action. If multiple faces are picked, the additional created shapes will have appended indices to that name.


Height of the new shapes.

Use picks

The last picked point is used for determination of the height.

Height by 1st face

If multiple faces and a point are picked, you can choose that all extrudes will have the same height that is calculated for the first picked face and the point (checked), or whether the height for each extrude is calculated individually between each face and the picked point.


A planar face can be twisted during the extrusion. Specify the twist angle in degree. Angles <0 and >360 degree are also possible.


A planar face can be resized during the extrusion. You can specify a taper angle from -89 to 89 degree.


Choose a new component from the select list. You can also create a new component by typing the name of the new component.


Select the material to which the shapes will be assigned from the list of previously defined materials or create a new material by selecting [New Material...]. You can also load a material from the material library by selecting [Load from Material Library...].


Press this button to finally create the shapes.


Press this button to create a preview image of the new shapes. This option is very useful to check the settings before you actually create the shapes.


Closes this dialog box without performing any further action.


Shows this help text.

See also

Brick, Sphere, Cylinder, Elliptical cylinder, Cone, Torus, Extrude Profile, Rotate Profile, Rotate Face, Loft, Shell, Coordinate systems .