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Can one edge of an extruded rectangle be taller than the other? (by Cliff Nieuwenhuis)
I'm a complete beginner to SolveSpace and CAD drawing but I'm making progress by watching and following along on the tutorials. I'm stuck on figuring out how to get one side of an extruded rectangle "taller" (i.e.further away from the plane I started the extrusion from) than the other side. But I can't find a way to do this. I read in the help that: "...a rectangle is extruded to form a rectangular prism. The extrusion has one degree of freedom, so a single distance constraint will fully constrain it."

I did make a single distance constraint on the extrusion -- I want one side extruded to a height of 4 inches and the other side extruded to 6 inches. Would someone please point me in the right direction for how to accomplish this?

Thanks!
Tue May 5 2020, 13:50:05, download attachment wedge.slvs
(no subject) (by Andrew)
What you can do is draw a shape with two different side heights, and extrude to form a shape with a sloped top. For more sloped sides you would have to use a difference extrude to remove material from the solid.
Tue May 5 2020, 16:22:48
(no subject) (by Eric Buijs)
Reading from your post I understand that one side of the extruded side must be 2 inches higher than the other to achieve a wedge shape. This can be done by creating another sketch and then 'substract' this sketch by extruding using difference in the property browser (see my example).
Fri May 8 2020, 07:44:57, download attachment wedge2.slvs
(no subject) (by Andrew)
That's one way. An alternative would be to draw the fins on a vertical plane (the one used for the trimmers in your drawing), and drawing the required outline and extruding them to length. Either approach is valid.
Fri May 8 2020, 08:43:13
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