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How to EXTRUDE with a twisted profile in AutoCAD?

A - answer If you need to extrude a given 2D shape (profile) to 3D space in AutoCAD - along a line or along a curve, and rotate (twist) it during the extrusion, use the command SWEEP (not EXTRUDE).

Select the source profile and before you select the sweep path (direction, rail), use the option "Twist" to enter the total twist angle. Usually you will enter multiples of the 360° angle. Then select the sweep trajectory.

Samples of the sweep process are illustrated in the video:

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See also:
Tip 13358:Restore the last deleted entity in the DWG.
Tip 13006:Calculated property descriptions (tobogan slide from floor to floor)
Tip 12471:What for is the Bank option of the SWEEP command?
Tip 7378:How to extrude a profile along an arc or curve?
Tip 7267:How to make a 3D solid from a series of profile outlines?

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