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Multi-directional extrude from surface loft

Question asked by Sam Ll on Sep 29, 2014
Latest reply on Sep 30, 2014 by Sam Ll

Hi All, I've been struggling with this problem for a while and can't seem to find analogous situations on the message boards...

 

I've made a solid part from a surface loft, and would like to make a cool design by extruding the sketch that I've made on its surface. I've managed to use a surface extrude, but unfortunately it is pointing in the direction of a line I made... I need the entire surface extrude to come out perpendicular to the face of the original surface loft. Is there a way to do this?

 

I made it this way to start, but ultimately I want the surface extrude to be effectively mirrored to the other side as well. I basically want a dual-layered, symmetrical design (one layer popping out from the other).

 

Is this even possible in solidworks?

 

Any help is much appreciated!

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