Use the Extrusion dialog-box to edit the properties of an Extrusion.
To open the Extrusion dialog-box is a Special-Case.
If you CAN see the Extrusion in the Graphic-Area
If you CAN NOT see the Extrusion in the Graphic-Area
Alternatively, If you can NOT see the Extrusion in the Graphic-Area
There are three separators in the Extrusion dialog-box.
Depth and Offset
Color, Opacity and Quality
- to save the Extrusion as a STEP file-type.
Extrusion-Depth (default = see Application-Settings> Auto-Profile tab)
The distance to the Secondary-Contour* from the Primary-Contour, along the +Z-axis of the Part.
Extrusion-Depth must be positive. Minimum value = 0.001mm
Extrusion-Offset (default = 0)
Applies to this Extrusion ONLY
The distance to the Primary Contour from the dimension that we specify by Part-Offset
Extrusion-Offset can be negative or positive.
Part-Offset (default = 0)
Applies to ALL Extrusions in a Part.
The distance to the Primary Contour from the Mechanism-Plane to which we add the distance specified by the Extrusion-Offset parameter.
Part-Offset can be negative or positive.
Note: Distance to Primary Contour from Mechanism-Plane = Part Offset + Extrusion Offset
* The Primary and Secondary Contours of the Profile element:
Z-axis is perpendicular(⊥) to the Mechanism-Plane
Show Extrusion check-box
To show or hide the Extrusion
Note: To hide Profile (contours), see Display toolbars > Show/Hide Profiles
Button to select the color of the Extrusion with the Windows® Color-Picker
Slider to change the Transparency of the Extrusion in the graphic-area
Graphics Quality (slider)
Slider to change the Graphics Quality of the Extrusion
Note: To update the Graphics Quality, you may need to open the Part in the Part-Editor and then exit the Part-Editor immediately.
See also: Application Settings | Graphics
Low Quality High Quality
The Mass and Inertia properties (below) change as you edit the Density.
Mass (read-only) Units
Mass = Density × area of sketch-loop × Extrusion Depth
Inertia (read-only) Units
Inertia is calculated with respect to the center-of-mass.
The position of the center-of-mass is a function of the shape of the sketch-loop you select to add the Profile. The center-of-mass is on the Mechanism-Plane. The mass is uniformly distributed.