The Extruded Surface entity is based on a BSpline Surface or Mesh depending on the type of definition curves and generates a shape by either linearly extruding a surface through a single curve or by sweeping a "shape" curve along a "path" curve. The extruded surface can be edited by modifying its definition curves although the surface itself can be extracted as a BSpline Surface.
Right-Click -> Multiple Selection -> Extruded Surface
Create a Extruded Surface by selecting 1-2 of any BSpline curves, Polylines, Cubic Splines or Interpolating Cubic BSplines.
The Extruded Surface entity cannot be edited directly, but by it can be manipulated by editing any of its attached definition curves.
Entity Attributes Panel
Extruded Surface Attributes Panel
- Show Attributes... (F11)
- Generate Polygon Mesh
- Convert to BSpline Surface
- Convert to Mesh
- Extract Contours
Import / Export
|Initial Graphics Exchange Spec. (IGES)||Yes||Yes|
|Ansys Element Script||as a Polygon List (Facets)|
|ACIS (Autodeck/Tribon/Aveva Marine Initial Design)||Yes (as Mesh if original representation not BSpline Surface)|