Ansys DesignModeler – Extrude, Revolve, Sweep & Skin/Loft

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March 14, 2020


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Use the Extrude button to create an extruded feature. The active sketch is the default input but can be changed by selecting the desired sketch, a plane from face (boundary used) or Named Selection features of Point features in the Tree Outline. Geometric entities such as faces, edges, vertices or point feature points can also be selected as input for the Extrusion feature.

You can select either a sketch or a plane or combination of number of named selection features, point features and/or geometry entities as input geometry. If the input geometry is other than sketch or plane, then a Direction Vector must be defined, and will be used for extruding all entities specified. Extrude can use faces (its edges are actually used), edges, surface bodies (treated like faces), line bodies (treated like edges) as input geometric entities as well as from named selections. Point feature points and vertices can also be selected as input geometry.

If the input geometry contains closed sets of edges and/or faces, only the closed sets of edges and/or faces will be used for extrusion. If there are no closed sets of edges and/or faces, then only open sets of edges will be used for extrusion. Vertices and point feature points will be used when nothing else is selected for extrusion.

The Details View is used to set the Extrude depth, direction vector, direction, direction type and modeling operation (Add, Cut, Slice, Imprint, or Add Frozen). When point profiles are to be extruded only the Add Material and Add Frozen options are available. Clicking Generate completes the feature creation and updates the model.

In this first tutorial, you will learn to use basic tools (Revolve, Extrude, Sweep and Bled/Loft) using Ansys DesignModeler.


Tutorial: Extrude, Revolve, Sweep and Skin/Loft using Ansys SpaceClaim.

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