Extruded Surface in SOLIDWORKS

This tutorial shows how to create an extruded surface in SOLIDWORKS

  1. Step 1:

    To start, create a sketch. This can be done using the line tool. For this tutorial, a Z-like sketch was created. Using the “sketch fillet” tool, add fillets to the corners of the sketch. Set the fillet parameters to 50.00mm like the one pictured below.

  2. Step 2:

    Once the fillets are set, click the green check mark to create a curved sketch.

  3. Step 3:

    From there, you’ll need to access your extrude tool. To do this, access your surfaces toolbox by right clicking on the toolbar at the top of your screen. A menu will drop down (pictured below). Select “Surfaces” and the surfaces toolbox will appear on the left hand side of your screen. From this toolbox, select the “extrude” tool.

  4. Step 4:

    To change how far the sketch extrudes from either side of your original line, you can change the dimensions (in the picture below, the dimensions are 20.00mm).

  5. Step 5:

    This can be done for both sides of the sketch (Direction 1, Direction 2)

  6. Step 6:

    Once you are finished selecting the distance each side of your sketch will extrude, click the green check on the right hand of the screen to finalize your sketch.