Tapering faces


Tool set

Taper Face

3D Modeling

The Taper Face tool tapers faces of solid objects to a specified angle, with respect to a selected reference plane. This allows you to quickly and easily explore different solid shapes.





Tangent Faces

Tapers the picked face and any faces that are tangent to it, as a group; for solids with curved sides

Picked Face

Tapers only the picked face

To taper a face of a solid:

Click the tool and mode.

Click to select an object or face of an object that will be used to determine the pivot point for the taper operation. This can be a 2D object such as a rectangle, the planar face of a solid (including the solid being tapered), or a planar NURBS curve or solid edge. Valid objects are highlighted when the cursor tracks over them.

Press the Alt (Windows) or Option (Mac) key to select an object or face that is behind another object.

Next, move the cursor to highlight the face to taper, and click to select it. In Tangent Faces mode, both the clicked face and the faces tangent to it are selected.

Press the Alt (Windows) or Option (Mac) key to select a back face of an object.

Drag to display a preview of the taper. Alternatively, to taper to a precise angle, press the Tab key and enter a negative or positive number in the Data bar; press Enter (Windows) or Return (Mac) to display a preview of the taper.

Click, or press Enter to complete the taper operation. The result is a generic solid object.


The first click selects the reference plane object. The second click selects the face to taper. Drag to the desired taper angle and place the third click.


Tapering a solid or NURBS surface


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