Creates a solid feature by thickening one or more adjacent surfaces.

If the surface you want to thicken is comprised of multiple adjacent surfaces, you must first knit the surfaces together before you thicken the surface.

To thicken a surface:

  1. Click Thicken on the Features toolbar, or click Insert > Boss/Base > Thicken.
  2. Under Thicken Parameters, do the following:
    • In the graphics area, select a Surface to Thicken surface.png.
    • Examine the preview, and select the side of the surface you want to thicken, as shown below.
      Thicken Side 1 offset_above.png Button
      Thicken Both Sides
      Thicken Side 2
    • Enter the Thickness . Note that when you select Thicken Both Sides , it adds the Thickness you specify to both sides.
      To create a solid, click Create solid from enclosed volume. This option is available only if you created a volume that is fully enclosed by surfaces.
  3. Click OK .
    Original surface Thickened surface