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Extrude Features

The Extrude PropertyManager defines the characteristics of extruded features. You can create these types of extruded features:

Type of Extrude


  • Solid or thin

  • Boss/base

  • Cut

  • Surface

  • You can also use Instant3D and RapidSketch to create extrudes.

  • When you create an extrude of a slot sketch, you can view the slot's central temporary axis. This capability is particularly useful for mating fasteners at the center of slots in assemblies.


You can also use Instant3D and RapidSketch to create extrudes.

 To create an extrude feature:

  1. Create a sketch.

  2. Click one of the extrude tools:

    • Extruded Boss/Base on the Features toolbar, or click Insert, Boss/Base, Extrude

    • Extruded Cut on the Features toolbar, or click Insert, Cut, Extrude

    • Extruded Surface on the Surfaces toolbar, or click Insert, Surface, Extrude

  1. Set the PropertyManager options.

To extrude in both directions from the sketch plane, set the PropertyManager options in Direction 1 and Direction 2. To extrude as a thin feature, set the PropertyManager options in Thin Feature. When you drag the manipulator to set the size, an Instant3D ruler appears so you can set precise values.

  1. Click .

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