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 (Tools toolbar) or Tools > Thickness Analysis.

  2. In the PropertyManager, under Analysis Parameters:
    1. Set a value for Target thickness .
    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 .
    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 .
    3. For Resolution, select Low, Medium, or High.
      Under Tesselation size, the value updates to reflect the suggested values.
    4. To customize the resolution, enter a custom value. Consider using custom values for models that have a large bounding box or to define a specific resolution.
      The custom Tesselation size value cannot exceed the suggested value for the Low resolution.
  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.