Displaying Areas of a Part That Are Less Than and Greater Than a Specified Thickness Range

To display areas of a part that are less than and greater than a specified thickness range:

  1. In an open part, click Thickness Analysis Tool_Thickness_Analysis_Utilities.gif (Tools toolbar) or Tools > Thickness Analysis.
  2. In the PropertyManager, under Analysis Parameters:
    1. Set a value for Target thickness dim_lin_t1.png.
    2. Select Show thick regions.
    3. Set a value for Thick region limit to define the upper limit of the thickness range.
    4. If necessary, select Treat corners as zero thickness to disregard sharp corners of the part as thin. All corners are treated as having uniform thickness. Example of Treat Corners as Zero Thickness
  3. Under Color Settings, set the color range:
    • Select Full color range to show the part in various colors shown in the Thickness scale.
    • Clear Full color range then click Edit Color to show the part in different shades of the Target thickness color and Thick region limit color.
  4. Under Color Settings, select one of the following Thickness scale display options:
    Option Description
    Continuous Uses a gradient range.
    Discrete Uses a discrete number of color bands. Set a value.
  5. (Optional) Under Performance/Accuracy:
    1. If the part is a multibody part, select a body in the graphics area. Thickness Analysis can be performed on only one body at a time. The body name appears under Body for analysis solid_bodies.png.
    2. Select faces in the graphics area to perform Thickness Analysis on the selected entities only. The face names appear under Faces for local analysis select_face_planar.png.
    3. Move the Resolution slider to adjust the color precision used for the results. Higher resolution settings take a longer time to calculate the results.
  6. Click Calculate.
    The part is displayed in various shades to indicate the different thicknesses.
    Drag the pointer over the part to see the tooltip display thickness values.