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Example of Cutting in 2D to 3D Conversion


Select the sketch entities shown in the auxiliary view to define the cut.

Hold Ctrl and select the face shown on the base feature as the starting point.


Click Cut on the 2D to 3D toolbar and click in the graphics area to establish the direction of the cut.


In the Cut-Extrude PropertyManager, click Depth and select the line shown in the front view to specify the depth of the cut.

Click OK .

Click Hidden Lines Visible on the View toolbar to see the cut.

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