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Creating Shells of complex parts

beentcb

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I created a solid part with some complex surfacing. When trying to shell it, Pro only lets me make it very thin. What can I do to increase the shell thickness.
 

kvision

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Without having the part it's hard to tell. One problem that often prevents you from creating a thicker shell is that a radius of some kind disappears because it is smaller than the thickness you desire. Small surfaces that disappear often cause these failures. You may be able to fix some small surface problems by using control points when creating the surfaces and eliminating this areas. There are many techniques used for cleaning up surfaces.

Again, without the part it's difficult to say.
 

fhodshon

New member
upon failure at thicker shell values, check investigate so the problem areas will highlight.



go back and try reworking these areas.



without seeing the model, it is difficult to answer this completely.



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