(Available in Pro Platinum, Expert and Deluxe)
Default UI Menu: Modify/Modify 3D Objects/Quick Pull
Ribbon UI Menu:
Pulls or pushes a 3D extension of a face (of either a TC Solid or a TC Surface) by extruding a 2D closed area on the face of a 3D object. The extrusion extends along a path normal to the face of the 3D object.
The closed area must be co-planar with the Flat face of a 3D object. It may consist of: Any closed 2D entity. E.g. a rectangle Any area that can be hatched by picking a point (with zero gap tolerance) Areas enclosed by crossing co-planar, linear geometry, including edges and geometry in blocks E.g. intersecting lines that create a closure 3D faces. E.g. The face of a cube Any combination of the above. Areas created by geometry (including edges on faces) drawn co-planar to any face of a 3D solid E.g. A circle is co-planar with the face of a cube. It overlaps the edge of the cube. The edge divides the circle into two parts, one is a valid area, or intersecting lines that create a closure on the face of a 3D object, with or without defining geometry of the 3D entity.
- Select the 2D closed area to extrude.
- Move the mouse to extrude the face, or enter a value in the Height field of the Inspector Bar.
- If you are specifying the height by using the mouse, click to finish the extrusion. Or If you are specifying the height by using the height field in the Inspector bar, press Enter to finish the extrusion.
Note: If the Two Sided property is set, the solid extrusion will be created on either side of the profile.
Examples of areas that can be extruded:
Quick Pull Properties
The Properties window of an Quick Pull object contains a Simple Extrude Shape page, in which you can set parameters defining how the object is created. Height: The distance of the extrusion. Direction: Switch between one-sided and two-sided. Solid Options: For these parameters to be accessible, the extrusion must be created as a solid. Draft Angle: Creates an extrusion of increasing or decreasing cross-section. Enter the angle of deviation from the extrusion path. Draft Start / End Distance: If Draft Angle = 0, you can specify a draft angle by entering the draft distances. Offset: Creates a hole in the extrusion at a distance from the outside of the extrusion equal to the Offset value. The Quick Pull and the Simple Extrude tool use the same Property Value Preset. Therefore, changing the property settings in one tool will change the settings in the other.
Quick Pull and 2D Surfaces
You can use The Quick Pull tool to thicken a flat 2D surface. (This must be an ACIS solid / TC surface)
- Take a 2D Polyline
- Extrude it with the Simple Extrude tool
- Fillet the corner.
- Then use the Push mode of the Quick Pull tool to give it some thickness.
View the following video for more info on using the the Quick Pull tool on TC Surface.