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How to extrude a surface in a direction (not normal to surface)

OpenR2OpenR2 OS Professional Posts: 188 ✭✭✭
edited April 2016 in Community Support
I want to drag a surface along a line.
I know its early and its probably right in front of me.....but I tired extrude, loft, and sweep.
What am i missing?

Best Answer


  • OpenR2OpenR2 OS Professional Posts: 188 ✭✭✭
    No response means not possible in Onshape?
  • james_dalessandro195james_dalessandro195 Member, Onshape Employees Posts: 7
    If I am understanding correctly, using the Transform command and checking the box that says "Copy part" should work.
  • lanalana Onshape Employees Posts: 669
    Extrude of non-planar face is not currently supported by Onshape. As @james_dalessandro195 suggested, you can use copy transform to make a second surface and use both surfaces to split a solid. 
  • OpenR2OpenR2 OS Professional Posts: 188 ✭✭✭
    Can I sweep the surfaces it along a straight line? I'll have to try it when I get home.
  • urs_eggerurs_egger Member Posts: 6 PRO
    Had the same issue and solved it with sweeping. Sweep it along a predefined sketch. It is a few steps more than in other CAD but it works out this way.
  • brucebartlettbrucebartlett Member, OS Professional, Mentor, User Group Leader Posts: 2,128 PRO
    I just tried this by transforming the surface and then lofting. Seemed to work. See link

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