In Solidworks, Extruded Boss/Base command is one of the main commands in Solidworks features. You could obtain your primary solid body by using this Extruded Boss/Base command from previously obtained 2D sketches. In this atext we will show you how the extrude command is used in Solidworks and what are the feature of Extruded Boss/Base command in Solidworks. You could obtain your extruded geometry by following the steps that shows how to use Extruded Boss/Base command in Solidworks.
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Before the usage of Extruded Boss/Base command in Solidworks, you need to obtain your sketch by using sketch command in a plane, after the sketch operation, you could click on the end sketch that shown by red arrow to start the use of Extruded Boss/Base command in Solidworks.
To start the Extruded Boss/Base, click on the Extruded Boss/Base command shown by red arrow.
As you can see, the Extruded Boss/Base command automaticaly selected the intended to extrude sketch area as shown in red box. You could also deselect this and select another sketches to extrude in Extruded Boss/Base command in Solidworks.
In direction 1 in Extruded Boss/Base command, you could select your extrude method from pop-up menu as shown by red box;
Blind: You could make your extrude up to where you take the extrusion arrown in drawing scheme.
Up To Vertex: If you want to make your extrude process up to a vertex of a feature in your drawing scheme by using Extruded Boss/Base command, you could select this by selecting a vertex.
Up To Surface: If you want to make you extrusion up to a surface in the drawing, you could use this by selecting the surface in Extruded Boss/Base command.
Offset From Surface: This option starts your extrude process from a selected plane or surface, not from the main sketch plane.
Up To Body: This feature of Extruded Boss/Base command in Solidworks, makes your extrude process up to a selected body with doesn’t care of whether this body have a curved structure.
Mid Plane: This option of Extruded Boss/Base command in Solidworks, makes the extrude process symmetrical base according to the sketch plane.
You could also input an extrusion lenght in shown in red box, if you selected Blind option of Extruded Boss/Base command.
You can give a draft angle to you extrude product as shown in yellow box by clicking on drafting symbol and specifying a drafting angle. You could see the result.
And you could do the all the adjustments by selectiond Direction 2 and you could do the all adjustments in different basis to obtain extrude in symmetrical value about the main plane in Extruded Boss/Base command in Solidworks.
In Thin feature in Extruded Boss/Base command in Solidworks, you could input your thickness value as hown in green box, of your extrude geometry. You can see the result in drawing.
You could finish your extrude process by using Extruded Boss/Base command in Solidworks clicking on the green yes symbol as shown by green arrow.