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How do you draw a curve offset from another curve along an axis not normal to the plane of the first curve?

Question asked by Terry Talus on Aug 24, 2013
Latest reply on Aug 24, 2013 by Deepak Gupta

hope this question makes sense

 

Imagine you extrude a cylinder.  Then you create a plane that intersects the cylinder at a 45 degree angle to the axis running down the center of the cylinder, then draw a circle (larger than the cylinder) on that plane.  Now, you want to extrude that circle, but not in a direction normal to the plane the circle was created on, but rather you want to extrude it the direction of the axis of the cylinder.

 

How would you do that?

 

I realize I could draw another circle in the same position below the first and do some kind of loft between them - but let's say it's not an easy-to-draw thing like a circle, and maybe is some arbitrary geometry that is not easy to redraw... and you just want to somehow extrude the original sketch?

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