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Extend Surface

You can extend a surface by selecting an edge, multiple edges, or a face.

To extend a surface:

  1. Click Extended Surface (Surfaces toolbar) or Insert > Surface > Extend.
  2. In the PropertyManager:
    1. Under Edges/Faces to Extend, select one or more edges or faces in the graphics area for Selected Face/Edges .
      For edges, the surface extends along the plane of the edge. For faces, the surface extends along all edges of the face except those connected to another face.

      You can propagate extended surfaces to tangent faces by clicking the Propagate propagate.png callout which appears only if you select edges.

      Extend tangent surfaces selecting a single edge Click Propagate propagate.png to highlight and extend all tangent surfaces
      Extend tangent surfaces selecting multiple adjacent edges Extend tangent surfaces selecting multiple non-adjacent edges
    2. Select an End Condition type:
      Option Description
      Distance Extends the surface by the value you specify in Distance .
      Up to point Extends the surface to the point or vertex selected in the graphics area for Vertex .
      Up to surface Extends the surface to the surface or face selected in the graphics area for Surface/Face .
    3. Select an Extension Type:
      Option Description
      Same surface Extends the surface along the geometry of the surface.
      Linear Extends the surface tangent to the original surface along the edges.
      Extend edge using Same surface as the Extension Type. Extend edge using Linear as the Extension Type.
      Extend surface using the face as the Edges/Faces to Extend and Same surface as the Extension Type.
  3. Click .


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