In this article, we will show you how to use Extrude command in Siemens NX. And you will learn the whole features of the Siemens NX Extrude command. As you know extrusion process is the basis of the 3D geometry creation command in general CAD software such as Siemens NX®. With the Extrude command, you can obtain the base 3D geometry. Then you can add other features to it.
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How to Use Extrude Command in Siemens NX®?
Firstly, to make an extrusion in Siemens NX®, you need to click on the Extrude command as the blue arrow above.
Secondly, after opening the Siemens NX Extrude command, you need to select the primary profile sketch as blue arrow above. You can select the set of curves as shown in the blue box.
By default, the vector of Extrude command in Siemens NX® is normal to the sketch surface. You can choose another direction vector as shown by the blue arrow above for the Extrude command in Siemens NX®.
After that, in the limits section of the Siemens NX® Extrude command, you can simply enter the starting offset value. If you enter a value to the start section of the Limits tab, the extrusion process will start from an offset basis from the sketch plane.
Symmetric Value Options
And then, if you select the Symmetric Value from the blue box, the extrusion process will complete in two directions of the sketch plane.
Until Selected: The extrusion process will start from the selected feature from the drawing scheme.
Until Extended: The extrusion process starts from the selected face or plane.
The same options for Start in Extrude command are also valid for the End option as shown by the blue box above.
So, Enter the Start and End values directly as shown in the blue box above.
Boolean Options of Extrude in Siemens NX
You can enter the Start and End values directly from the blue box above. Also, you can adjust the Boolean options;
None: Default option for boolean in Siemens NX® Extrude command.
Unite: If the created 3D geometry from the extrusion process intersects with other 3D geometry in the drawing scheme, you can select Unite for boolean then select the other geometry to Unite two of them in Siemens NX®.
Subtract: If the created 3D geometry from the extrusion process intersects with other 3D geometry in the drawing scheme, you could carve out the other 3D sketch by using the obtained extrusion 3D geometry by selecting this.
Intersect: If the created 3D geometry from the extrusion process intersects with other 3D geometry in the drawing scheme, you can only obtain the intersection geometry of two of these geometries.
You can also enter a draft angle as From Start Limit. You just enter an angle value to obtain geometries as the red arrow above. Also, if you have a place or section inside the obtained geometry, you can select From section from the red box above. And start your drafting angle from this section inside the Extruded geometry.
You can enter an offset value to obtain geometries as shown by the red arrow above. We need to enter the offset start and end values in Siemens NX®. We can also obtain Offset structures as Two-Sided, Single-Sided, or Symmetric from the red box option above.
If you want to obtain a sheet structure as shown by the red arrow above from Extrude command in Siemens NX®, you need to adjust the Body Type option from Solid to Sheet as shown by the red box above. When you are done with the call options of Extrude command-click on OK or Apply to complete in Siemens NX®.
The use of the Extrude command in Siemens NX is very simple like this.
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