Extrude Profile Dialog

Modeling: Shapes > Extrusions > Extrude

Extrude a profile defined by points in the working plane. With this function you may create a cylindrical, tapered or twisted shape with a given profile.


Specify the name of the new shape to be created by the extrude action.

Orientation X/Y/Z or U/V/W

Select here the normal of the plane in which the profile should be defined.

Zmin (Xmin/Ymin) or Wmin (Umin/Vmin)

Enter here the start position of the new shape.


Height of the new shape.


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


The profile can be resized during the extrusion. You can specify a taper angle from -89 to 89 degree.

Points frame

In this frame you can edit, insert or delete points in your profile. You may already have defined points in the Extrude Mode.

X (Y/Z), Y(Z/X) or U (V/W), V (W/U)

In these fields you may edit a point or enter the coordinates for a new inserted point.

Relative to previous

Check here, if you want to enter the point coordinate relatively to the previous entered point.


Inserts a new point to the list at the current above the point selected in the list. Enter it’s coordinate in the X (Y/Z), Y(Z/X) or U (V/W), V (W/U) fields.


Deletes the point currently selected in the list.

Import / Export

Press this button to get  Load From... and Save As... options.

Load From...

Opens a file selector dialog to specify a two column ASCII file containing point coordinates X,Y or U,V. The separator can be space,tab,comma or semicolon.

Save As...

Opens a file save dialog to save point coordinates to a two column ASCII file.


Deletes all points.


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 this shape 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 shape.


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


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 .