Tool and Die – Emboss Punch Design Topic: When Extrude to Surface does not work…

Article by Alin Vargatu, CSWE updated July 28, 2010


As a former Tool and Die designer I came to appreciate the power of SolidWorks when designing Embossing Dies. Most of the times, I would use the face of the part sent by my customer for either “Extrude to Surface” or “Cut with Surface” commands as a reference in designing my embossing punches and die sections.

There are situations when this approach does not work. One workaround, involving the “Thicken Cut” command is presented in this video (no audio provided):

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Alin Vargatu, CSWE

Alin is a SOLIDWORKS Elite Applications Engineer and an avid contributor to the SOLIDWORKS Community. Alin has presented multiple times at SOLIDWORKS World, Technical Summits, and User Group Meetings, while being very active on the SOLIDWORKS Forum.