Extrude tool - How to extend objects in 3D

Use the Extrude tool in Vectary to extend points, lines or faces with a 3D mesh.

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What is Extrude tool

(Shortcut: hold SHIFT + transform with gizmo)

This tool (also called Extend) duplicates a selection (points, lines or faces) which stays connected to its parent object. To use Extrude, select points, lines or faces, then hold the SHIFT key and drag the arrow. This tool can be found in Vectary Edit mode.

How to add a third dimension to your 2D drawing

  1. You can make your drawing in Vectary Edit mode - to start from scratch add a new object in the left panel. Right-click or hit the Escape key to finish your drawing.
  2. With your drawing now selected, click Select faces and then Extrude icon and then click on the blue arrow and drag it it.
  3. Now you can add a third dimension to your drawing. 

How to extrude your 3D model

  1. Enter the Edit mode - double click on any object or start from scratch - add a new object in the left panel.
  2. Select what you want to extrude. Click on Extrude icon and drag the blue arrow.
  3. You can use other gizmo transformation tools for extruding too: Hold Shift and drag your selection to extrude it. The Extrude function gizmo is similar to the Move function gizmo. You can also extrude with Rotate or Scale. Use the arrows to extrude it in a particular direction.

How to extrude faces or lines to an exact size

  1. Enter the Edit mode - double click on any object or start from scratch - add a new object in the left panel.
  2. Activate Dimensions in the Settings panel.
  3. Select an object or part of an object.
  4. Press SHIFT and drag the gizmo arrows or white shapes, and the dimensions with the size will appear. You can now see the exact size as you drag the gizmo, or you can type in the desired value. To do so, click on the dimensions, rewrite the size and confirm it with Enter.

How to duplicate the selected object

  1. Select the whole object with Ctrl+A (Cmd+A for Mac) or enable the selection type object and click on the object you’d like to select. You can also double-click on the object (at least one type of selection -points, lines, faces- has to be enabled).
  2. Go to the Object List panel. You will find the Object List panel when you click on the upper left menu.
  3. Click Duplicate. A new copy of the object will appear.