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 (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.
    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.
  3. 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.
    2. Select a face in Multi-thickness Faces , then set Multi-thickness(es) to set the thickness for the selected face.
    3. Repeat step b for all faces listed in the Multi-thickness Faces box.
  4. Click OK .