How to extrude in AutoCAD 3D?

AutoCAD Extrude

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Previusly we know about How to Use AutoCAD Layer command?

Welcome to our new article about the Extrude command of AutoCAD 3D.

We can Divide AutoCAD into two parts:

1) AutoCAD 2D

2) AutoCAD 3D

Earlier we learned almost all command of Extrude AutoCAD 2D.

So, let’s learn about this command available in the AutoCAD 3D.

Extrude autocad command
Extrude command

First of all, convert workspace ‘3D modeling’ to ‘Drafting & Annotation’. We can convert from the ‘Title bar’ or from the ‘Status bar’.

extrude autocad 3D modeling workspace AutoCAD
AutoCAD- 3D modeling workspace
Extrude AutoCAD - 3D modeling workspace
AutoCAD- 3D modeling workspace

Extrude command creates an extruding 2D or 3D curve. We can select the Extrude command from the ‘Modeling’ panel from the ‘Home’ tab.

Follow these Steps to know how to extrude AutoCAD

1) After converting model space ‘3D modeling’, we need to draw a 2D object to be extruded.

2) We can apply to the Extrude command only on the polyline closed surfaces like square, rectangle, circle, ellipse, etc. If it is not closed or not polyline, we can extrude it but as a single line surface like a paper.

3) So, if you need a rectangle extruded, draw a rectangle. If you need a cylinder, then draw a circle.

4) The next step is, Select the Extrude command from the ‘Modeling’ panel or type ‘EXT’ in the command bar and press the Enter key.

5) Then it will ask ‘Select object to extrude’. Select 2D object to extrude.

Solid Extrude AutoCAD

To AutoCAD extrude solid, after selecting the object surface we have to do right-click and select Enter from there.

Extrude Solid and Surface - AutoCAD 3D (extrude autocad)
Extrude Solid and Surface – AutoCAD 3D

Surface extrude AutoCAD

1) To extrude only the surface of the line or polyline, after selecting the surface of the object do right-click and select ‘Mode’ from there and Select ‘Surface’ from there.

2) If object is not closed, it will extrude the surface itself.

3) Then it will ask ‘specify the height of extrusion’. Give the height of extrusion as per requirement. We can also select any reference line point to specify the height as shown.

4) It will show in the ‘2D wireframe’. We can change to ‘Realistic’ from the ‘2D wireframe’ from the top left side of the workspace as shown.

2D wireframe - AutoCAD 3D
2D wireframe – AutoCAD 3D
Realistic change - AutoCAD 3D
Realistic change – AutoCAD 3D

Types of the Extrusions in Autocad

1) Solid Extrude AutoCAD

The procedure is as mentioned above.

2) Surface Extrude AutoCAD

The procedure for Surface extrude is as mentioned above.

3) Direction Extrude

1) To extrude objects in any direction, you need to draw a line at any angle as per your requirement in a ‘Z’ direction.

Direction Extrude -AutoCAD 3D
Direction Extrude -AutoCAD 3D

2) After that, select the Extrude command and select the object.

3) After selecting an object, right-click and select ‘Mode’ from there.

4) Select ‘Solid’ or ‘Surface’ as per requirement.

5) Now at the time of specifying height, instead of specifying height, we need to type ‘D’(direction) and press the Enter key. Or we can select ‘Direction’ from the command bar.

Command bar Extrude options - AutoCAD 3D
Command bar Extrude options – AutoCAD 3D

6) Now select the lower endpoint and upper-endpoint of the line drawn at an angle to extrude.

7) It will extrude at a tapered angle as shown.

4) Path Extrude

1) To extrude any object along with the path, you need to draw a path first as per requirement by using ‘3D polyline’ only.

Path line – Path Extrude -AutoCAD 3D

2) Then select the extrude command and select the object.

3) Right-click, select ‘Mode’, and select ‘Solid’ or ‘Surface’ as per required.

4) then type ‘P’ (path) and select the path. Or select ‘Path’ from the command bar and select path.

5) Object will be extruded along with path as shown.

Path Extrude – AutoCAD 3D

5) Tapered Angle

1) Select the Extrude command and select an object.

2) Right-click and select ‘Mode’ from there and select ‘Solid’ or ‘Surface’ as per requirement.

3) then type ‘T’ (Tapered Angle) and give the angle and then Height of the object. Or we can select ‘Tapered Angle’ from the command bar.

4) Object will be extruded as per given angle.

5) We can also select direction after giving a tapered angle.

Tapered angle Extrude – AutoCAD 3D

It’s done here…

In a conclusion, this command is a very basic and very important command of AutoCAD 3D.

We can create any complex shapes by using the extrude command. Here I have shown a few examples; Do more practice and create more shapes or objects.

I hope I have added here some value in your knowledge.

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