is there a draft feature in SU pro? IE, if i make a rectangular block 5 inches by 10 inches, extrude it 2 inches. Then if i want a 5 degree draft/tapper on the bottom, what option would i use to create that 5 degree tapper?

i thought of autofold, but is there a feature or extension where i can type in any number i need for the draft?

so, i tried the autofold tool and i can not get it to move vertically up at a 5 degree draft inwords. Even using the up arrow key. maybe my guide is placed inthe wrong spot. should be on the edge of the part?

For a simple shape such as a bar of gold, Scale would work. If the shape gets more complex, then scaling and Autofold arenâ€™t likely to be helpful.

Also, are you talking about draft as in the very slight taper required for cast parts so theyâ€™ll come out of the die? Or are you after more dramatic angling of the sides like your bar of gold?

and for kicks and giggles, i figured out how to get the right ratio on the scale tool to match my angle.

the scale factor is .9666 to get a 5 degree offset. I used an 85,5,90 triangle, some trig to find the missing length of 0.17 inches, multiplied that by 2, then did (10-0.34)/10 to get the .9666. Used protractor to verify and it was 85.00 degrees.

Math, gotta love it. BUT by far the follow me method is faster haha