Creating offset and network surfaces


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Creating offset and network surfaces

In this lesson we're going to create a handle for our wagon. While constructing this part, we're going to learn how to create a new surface by offsetting an existing one. And we'll also learn how to create a surface using a network of curves. On my screen I've some geometry. I'm going to orbit my drawing a little bit so that you can see how this geometry is oriented in 3D space. Generally speaking, I've drawn the bottom front edge of the handle, and I've created some line work here that represents the shape of the top of the handle.

I'm going to start by launching the Extrude command. I'll select this edge and hit Enter and I'm going to extrude this back a distance of 1. Let's orbit this around. Now I'd like to represent the thickness of the handle. To do that I'm going to offset this surface. To offset a surface we're going to come up to the Create panel, launch the Offset tool. I will then select my surface and hit Enter, and take a...

Creating offset and network surfaces
Video duration: 8m 45s 3h 46m Intermediate

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Creating offset and network surfaces provides you with in-depth training on CAD. Taught by Jeff Bartels as part of the AutoCAD 2011 New Features

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