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Is it possible to alter the direction Cut-Extrudes along an elliptical swept surface inwards towards the center of a swept ellipse shape?

Question asked by Gol Swaboda on May 8, 2012
Latest reply on May 9, 2012 by Gol Swaboda

I am designing a wristband of sorts, and I have a swept boss/base for the basic shape of a wristband.


Next, I projected some sketches onto the surface of the elliptical solid and converted them to 3d sketch entities.


Now I am trying to extrude-cut these shapes on the surface inwards towards the CENTER of the ellipse, but I can only select planes as a directional guide. And making a new plane to guesstimate the proper angle of each and every cut seems silly. Is there an easy way to specify the direction/draft of a cut to be aligned with the origin of an elliptical shape?