The Extrude Mesh option allows you to create elements of one type from selected elements of a lower dimension along a defined direction. This option is generally used to create a volume mesh of non-varying cross-section from a 2D mesh profile.
|Type of original elements||Type of extruded elements|
|Tri / Quad||Prism / Hexa|
The following options are common to each available method:
Elements: allows you to select the elements to be extruded.
New volume part name: specifies the part to which the new elements created during extrusion will belong.
New side part name: specifies the part to which shell elements created at the sides of the extrusion will belong.
New top part name: specifies the part to which shell elements created at the top of the extrusion will belong.
Method: The Extrude Mesh > Method is chosen from the
Delete options:If Delete original elements
If the additional option No uncovered faces after delete is enabled, then the original elements will only be deleted if no new uncovered faces will be created.