Direct modeling with the Push/Pull tool


Tool set



3D Modeling

The Push/Pull tool interactively reshapes planar geometry, creating bosses (protrusions) or cutouts on solids by adding or subtracting volume from a solid. The volume is created or subtracted by extruding a face in Extrude Face mode, including all the geometry present on a face in Move Face mode, or extruding a planar NURBS curve (or group of closed, non-intersecting NURBS curves) in Sub-Face mode.




Extrude Face

Selects the planar face of a solid, a 2D planar object, a 3D polygon, or NURBS curve, to add to or subtract volume, creating perpendicular faces

Move Face

Extends the planar face of a solid, adding or subtracting the face along with any geometry present on the face


Selects a curve or group of curves to add to or subtract volume from a solid

To preserve the primitive profile geometry of an extrude, right-click on the extrude and select Edit from the context menu. See Object editing mode.

Many 2D planar objects can be extruded immediately after they are drawn, using Push/Pull mode and Push/Pull Combine mode of the tools used to create them. See Push/Pull mode of planar tools.


Face-based addition or subtraction

Moving the face of a solid

Curve-based addition or subtraction

Concept: NURBS curves and surfaces


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