Tapered Extrude Direction

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#1

When I use the tapered extrude command off a series of surface edges or curves, is it possible to change the direction of some of the extrudes but not all?

For example I want a tapered box with 3 degree draw on all sides, but one edge tapers outwards instead of inwards like the others. Is there a way to change this during the command or is it a case of extruding the ones that go the ‘wrong’ way after finding which ones it happens with?

Thanks.


(John Brock) #2

Hi
No. The other problem with the tool is it will make triangular filler panels that will likely get in the way with what sounds like a simple shape.
It would probably be better to offset the border curve, point edit it into the shape you want, move it up (or down), and Loft between the curves.


#3

Ok, thanks John.

As I work mainly with designs that require directional draw, what I usually do is create the tapered surface with the angle I need, then rebuild it to simplify, or create the tapered surface from curves on the angle.

Thanks