You add a Profile / Extrusion to a sketch-loop.
Use the Extrusion dialog to edit the properties of an Extrusion.
The Extrusion dialog is now open.
There are three separators in the Extrusion dialog.
Depth and Offset
Color, Opacity and Quality
Click this button to save the Extrusion as a STEP file-type.
Extrusion dialog | Depth and Offset
Sketch-Loop and Profile contours
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)
The distance to the Primary Contour from the dimension that is specified 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:
Z-axis is perpendicular(⊥) to the Mechanism-Plane
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 (1/Opacity) of the Extrusion in the graphic-area
Graphics Quality (slider)
Slider to change the Graphics Quality of the Extrusion
Note: To update to a different Graphics Quality, you may need to edit the Part in the Part-Editor and then close 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 = Density × area of sketch-loop × Extrusion Depth
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.