Extruding a 2-dim object

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TreestumpExhaustpipe
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Extruding a 2-dim object

Post by TreestumpExhaustpipe » Tue Jun 12, 2018 5:58 pm

How do you extrude in Qcad ?
I have a 2d design (lines in xy, that I want to extrude to 3mm thickness)
Guess I have to make the surface solid (face as in solidworks,autocad,freecad etc) before I can extrude, but the manual is vague if this is possible.
It sure is as I saw in youtube videos, but the manual is really difficult to search for terms.

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Re: Extruding a 2-dim object

Post by andrew » Tue Jun 12, 2018 6:06 pm

QCAD is strictly 2D. You can create an isometric projection, but there is no concept of solid 3D bodies in QCAD.

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Re: Extruding a 2-dim object

Post by TreestumpExhaustpipe » Tue Jun 12, 2018 7:17 pm

So why do you have a Chamfer option then? See Modify => Chamfer
How do you chamfer an edge if it has no thickness ?

It stumps me how I can chamfer a design with zero thickness.

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Re: Extruding a 2-dim object

Post by andrew » Tue Jun 12, 2018 7:35 pm

Please refer to the user manual to learn what Chamfer / Bevel does in 2D:
http://qcad.org/doc/qcad/latest/referen ... /doc/Bevel

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Re: Extruding a 2-dim object

Post by TreestumpExhaustpipe » Tue Jun 12, 2018 8:18 pm

Ok, so I completely misunderstood what Qcad can do.
Well then its not going to be able to CNC any 2dim objects of uniform thickness, with chamfers in the z-direction.
Unfortunately not what I have been looking for as that is crucial for 2d objects.

Thanks for the help.

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Re: Extruding a 2-dim object

Post by andrew » Tue Jun 12, 2018 8:38 pm

Sure.. good luck!

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