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Shell with Multi-Thickness Faces

You can create shell features with different thicknesses for different faces. You can remove faces, set a default thickness for the remaining faces, then set different thicknesses for faces you select from the remaining faces.

To create a shell feature with different thicknesses for different faces:

  1. Click Shell on the Features toolbar, or click Insert, Features, Shell.

  2. In the PropertyManager, under Parameters:

    1. Set Thickness to set the thickness of all the faces you keep.

    2. Select one or more faces in the graphics area for Faces to remove .

To create a hollow part, do not remove any faces.

  1. Under Multi-thickness Settings:

    1. Click in Multi-thickness Faces , then select the faces in the graphics area for which you want to set a thickness that is different from the Thickness under Parameters.

  1. Select a face in Multi-thickness Faces , then set Multi-thickness(es) to set the thickness for the selected face.

  2. Repeat step b for all faces listed in the Multi-thickness Faces box.

  1. Click OK .



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