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How do you cut a shape into a solid form?

aaron_mooneyaaron_mooney Member Posts: 2
Dear Community - Note I am a newbee!
I have a shape that I have spun from a simple shape. 
I have cut a hole down through the drawing - now I need to cut a shape into the top of the spun shape.
I have drawn the outline on the top plane but can't find a tool to allow me to cut down 3mm

I am used to solidworks where I can define the surface and then add a cut (emboss) - but not on onshape

Next I will be asking about how to cut a M20 thread!!

many thanks



  • owen_sparksowen_sparks Member, Developers Posts: 2,319 PRO

    It's always helpful if you can post a link to the document and a sketch of the result you're after.  From the description above it sounds like you just need a blind extrude, but it can't be that simple, so I assume I'm not understanding the question!


    Owen S.
    Production Engineer
    HWM-Water Ltd
  • Jake_RosenfeldJake_Rosenfeld Moderator, Onshape Employees, Developers Posts: 1,337
    edited April 2018
    Hi @aaron_mooney

    Onshape does not have separate tools for additive and subtractive extrusions.  Simply use the 'Extrude' feature with the 'Remove' option selected at the top!


    Jake Rosenfeld - Modeling Team
  • bruce_williamsbruce_williams Member, Developers Posts: 335 PRO
    and you may want to use 'up to face' with an offset.  there are a lot of options in the extrude command
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