OpenSCAD User Manual/DXF Extrusion

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With the import() and extrusion modules it is possible to convert 2D objects read from DXF files to 3D objects. See also 2D to 3D Extrusion.

Linear ExtrudeEdit

Example of linear extrusion of a 2D object imported from a DXF file.

linear_extrude(height = fanwidth, center = true, convexity = 10)
   import (file = "example009.dxf", layer = "fan_top");

Rotate ExtrudeEdit

Example of rotational extrusion of a 2D object imported from a DXF file.

rotate_extrude(convexity = 10)
   import (file = "example009.dxf", layer = "fan_side", origin = fan_side_center);

Getting Inkscape to workEdit

Inkscape is an open source drawing program. Tutorials for transferring 2d DXF drawings from Inkscape to OpenSCAD are available here: