I want to extrude this edge for example, straight in the direction shown in the image. I've tried double tapping the X,Y and Z keys and changing the "transform orientation" but none of that seems to work.



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  • Press 2 to switch to Edge Select mode
  • Select the edges of the triangle and press Shift+D to duplicate. Press esc.
  • Select the edge reference for your new parallel edge
  • Press double GG and slide the edge which is parallel and press Enter to confirm
  • Enable Auto Merge and Split Edges & Faces under Active Tool and Workspace Settings.
  • Press A to select all and press GEnter to intersect the edges and create new vertices at intersection like demonstrated here: How to create vertices between intersecting edges?.

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  • $\begingroup$ Ah, sorry I guess the surrounding geometry gave the wrong impression because thats not what I'm trying to do. I wanted to accurately extrude the highlighted edge straight along the direction shown in the image, while in side view mode. Something like this: imgur.com/a/UaUPNVZ Kinda like, extruding straight along it's own local axis $\endgroup$
    – Expandular
    Jan 28, 2023 at 22:43
  • $\begingroup$ the geometry doesnt matter, it's the same procedure as demonstrated in the gif. select those 3 edges and duplicate them then select the edge and press GG to move it parrallelly and follow the same steps. $\endgroup$ Jan 29, 2023 at 0:18

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