Today I'm going to talk about Press Pull. This will be the first posting about Press Pull, and about Solid Modeling.
I received a comment that there was no way to get to Press Pull from a keyboard shortcut in AutoCAD 2010, and the fact is that the shortcut was changed.
To make Press Pull with a keyboard shortcut in AutoCAD 2010, you need to press this combination: Shift + Ctrl + E.
Press Pull will enable you to extrude an element from any enclosed boundary between lines that are not necessarily a closed polyline. By clicking the combination of keys or going to the icon in the Ribbon, on the Modeling tab in the Home panel (in the 3D Modeling workspace), you'll see that AutoCAD will try to detect a boundary (just like in Hatch), and then you'll be able to just drag the volume to the desired height, and finish the command. The combination of keys is only needed until the first click that starts the extrusion.
This was introduced in AutoCAD 2007, and has many other possible uses that we will be covering in other postings.