Shell with Uniform Thickness

To create a shell feature of uniform thickness:

  1. Click Shell (Features toolbar) or Insert > Features > Shell.
  2. In the PropertyManager, under Parameters:
    Some fields that accept numeric input allow you to create an equation by entering = ( equal sign) and selecting global variables, functions, and file properties from a drop-down list. See Direct Input of Equations in PropertyManagers.
    • Set Thickness to set the thickness of the faces you keep.
    • Select one or more faces in the graphics area for Faces to remove .
      When you shell a multibody part, the Solid Body select_face_planar.png box appears. After you select a face to remove, or a body, the box disappears.
    • Select Shell outward to increase the outside dimensions of the part.
    • Select Show preview to display a preview of the shell feature.
  3. Click .