Command Line 6.2.9

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3.47. extrudeSurface command

Description: This option allows the user to create a solid volume from a surface. The original surface is not removed from the view area after the extrusion has been performed.

Creates a solid object by sweeping a surface along a translation vector, or by connecting all points on the perimeter of the surface to an extrusion point.

Inline mode usage:

  • extrudeSurface -h: Displays the help file that summarizes the parameters for this command.
  • extrudeSurface –point –s <name> –p <x y z>: Creates a solid object by connecting all points of the surface <name> to a single point.
  • extrudeSurface –s <name> –p <x1 y1 z1> <x2 y2 z2>: Creates a solid object by sweeping a surface along a direction vector.

Interactive mode usage:

Sweeping method:

  • Invocation: extrudeSurface
  • Parameters:
    • The surface or surfaces to extrude.
    • Start point.
    • End point.

The vector that joins the start point and the end point will be considered the vector used for the extrusion.

Point method:

  • Invocation: extrudeSurface -p
  • Parameters:
    • The surface or surfaces to extrude.
    • The coordinates of the extrusion point.

Example:

A square surface was created prior to executing the following command.

>extrudeSurface

Select surface on screen (Press enter when done): // Select the surface

Start Point [x y z]: 0 0 0

End Point [x y z]: 0 0 3

Result:

Result of extruding a square surface

 

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