rockyshepheard

Finding extrude button

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Spent a full day yesterday trying to find a software to create simple shapes and extrude them 3DSMAX can't seem to do it due to it's massive variety of line types and inability to close shapes. Other softwares, the same. Finally came back to CA and found I could draw in it easily but now I cannot find the extrude button. Looks like third base with a normal arrow popping out of the top.

Thanks for help finding.

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Try drawing your shape using a polyline solid and then open up the DBX and set the depth, it will extrude the shape to that depth.

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1 hour ago, rockyshepheard said:

Looks like third base with a normal arrow popping out of the top.

If you mean this button...then you are looking in the wrong software. It's in SketchUp

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Thanks. My SketchUp trial expired and at the price of CA cannot afford to buy it. You can see here the tool is also in CA but they neglected to say where it can be found.

I would love it if CA had a tool search text entry box like other software.

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Here is how I just did it. No need for paid for SketchUp. 

1. Use the draw tools, draw your object's outline

2. Select it

3. Right click and click on Convert Polyline

4. Pick radio button for Convert Polyline Solid

5. Set height

Thanks!

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You know you could have started with a polyline solid in the beginning and save a couple of clicks. Either way is fine though.

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Hi Tommy, I'm confused. 

I started with lines. Not solids. 

I had to draw some straight lines connected with an arc. To get a solid they had to be converted.

Do you mean start with a box and boolean it with a cylinder?

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28 minutes ago, rockyshepheard said:

Hi Tommy, I'm confused. 

I started with lines. Not solids. 

I had to draw some straight lines connected with an arc. To get a solid they had to be converted.

Do you mean start with a box and boolean it with a cylinder?

 

You can edit a Polyline Solid's edge, with the same Tools as you used with the lines...eg convert to Arc....try it , then open it and set the height (depth/thickness) and elevation.

 

PS you can still use Free Sketchup or Even Sketchup WEB now for free too.

 

M.

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You really need to start using the Ref.Manual Rocky .....and/or hit F1 all the time........ otherwise you are just driving your own frustration level higher and higher....... 

 

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5 minutes ago, rockyshepheard said:

Is the manual available in book form?

 

PDF is Free , so is the Tutorial Guide I suggested the other Day ...both off the Help Menu Icon

 

but you can also Order hard copies if you want them....

https://www.chiefarchitect.com/support/documentation.html

 

Terry Munson also has his Book or PDF available on his website called Chief apprentice....

 

https://chiefapprentice.com/

 

I know you are doing this more for "fun" than anything but having the fundamentals down will only let you enjoy it more..... and I can tell from your questions you have jumped  to lesson 300 , so to speak , without doing the 1st 100.....  CA is a deep , deep program and alot of people never use all the features , and even those of us with a few years in are still learning all the time....it's why the Forum is so helpful.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Steven made a quick Video a couple of days ago about chamfering Solids which is worth watching too....

 

 

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53 minutes ago, Kbird1 said:

You really need to start using the Ref.Manual Rocky .....and/or hit F1 all the time........ otherwise you are just driving your own frustration level higher and higher....... 

 

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Hey...look at me...I finally figured out what the quot button was for. Re the book. Yes, it's time I bit th bullet and began reading the manual. I am ready even though I have a bad metallic taste in my mouth with the $2750 CA price tag. I'm hoping I can at least recoup that much. :)

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4 minutes ago, rockyshepheard said:

I heard that but It just expired and said I have buy it.

 

Sketchup Free is Web based.. look into it.. But I think what you need to do is already in Chief.

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Chief is the last program you want to use without proper practice BEFORE you start doing real work... The thing with Chief is first time you use it is seems VERY easy.. Not..! It can be though..

 

1. Read Manual (the whole thing)

2. go through Tutorials (from start to end).

 

 

 

 

https://cloud.chiefarchitect.com/1/pdf/documentation/chief-architect-current-tutorial-guide.pdf

 

After paying that much what is 2 weeks of nothing but training..? 

 

PS.. Sorry I see Kbird already suggested all of this..

 

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Rocky, here's something else to confuse you but you can also create objects by using solids and the solid subtraction tool to make all kinds of stuff. The program is capable of creating all sorts of things. These items subtracted don't go all the way through the main object. You should also check into making holes that go all the way through objects such as slabs, polyline solids, etc..

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2 hours ago, Rashid_Garuba said:

 

PS.. Sorry I see Kbird already suggested all of this..

 

No worries and just reinforces my thoughts.... but with links to good videos.... :)

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5 hours ago, rockyshepheard said:

I heard that but It just expired and said I have buy it.

 

should of quoted here too as I'm not sure what you are referring too....

 

you don't have to quote a whole post you can select a few lines of text and you should see a popup with quote selection come up....I sometimes have to right click the selection to get the popup though.

 

Mick.

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Draw a Face (Build>Primitive>Face).

Select it and the Extrude button will appear on the Edit toolbar (along with Revolve Object).

These a very powerful 3D tools.

You can also Extrude faces that have been Exploded from an object like a Solid.

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at $2750 Chief is cheap - IF you are in business

Chief will make you money as it "sells" the clients :)

 

If you are just doing a hobby etc then its expensive

 

Lew

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