extrunding a circle

DELFTship forum Hull modeling extrunding a circle

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    • #35969
      adriano natalini

      Hi there,
      could anyone give a tip what is the best tool to enlarge a circle?
      Let’s say f.e. if I need to model a kind of “washer” or give thickness to a cylinder/ pipe?
      The extruding tool doesn’t seem to be useful!?
      Thanks ๐Ÿ™‚

    • #35970
      Sergio Diaz-Ibieta

      Hi Adriano,
      Iยดm afraid you are right. Extrusions are defined linearly and in whatever combinations of x, y and z directions only. What would be needed here is to have a special kind of “offset-extrusion” commnad where one can select a curved edge and make an offset to extrude it (create faces) at 90ยฐ (spatial 3D) from original curved edge.
      What I think you could do instead is to create another cylinder with same center and a defined radius to account for the thickness and then close the edges to create the solid pipe. More man hours of tedious clicking, but it will work.

    • #35971
      adriano natalini

      Hi Sergio,
      Thanks for yr comments.
      Yes, I was afraid that building another cylinder around ๐Ÿ™ is the only main option left.
      Adriano ๐Ÿ™‚

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