I am attempting to create an extrude with single-sided offset but it is collapsing the face sometimes and only building one of the collapsed regions. Is there any way to force it to build all of the regions or switch which region it builds every time?
NX 18.104.22.168 MP13
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Could you send a screenshot of the result you are gettting? I'm not sure what you mean by 'collapsing the faces'.
Also, it appears that you have 2 areas where the purple slots are abutting the edges of the part. This may be causing your issue.,
I am using the Face selection intent to select all the edges of the face highlighted below:
If I do a regular extrude normal to the face, and without any offset, here is the result.
When I start putting in a negative single sided offset, the offset causes the edges around the ball end slot to collapse on the edges going on the outer perimeter of the face. This collapses the offset and instead having multiple extrude bodies as results, it only chooses one region.
When I increase the offset, the region changes for some reason.
This is the result that I would like, for all 3 regions to be extruded:
You are going to have to select 3 separate regions to extrude.
Use Single Curve selection intent, and use the 'Stop at Intersection' toggle.
What is happening is that using the negative offset causes the outer edges of the face to 'overlap' the edges of the slots, thus causing the 'collapse' you mention.
Extrude with no offset applied, split the extrude into 3 bodies and apply the offset to each body.
"Stop at intersection" won't work in this case, because there is no intersection in the original curve chain.