How does solidworks calculate thickness?

What is thickness analysis?

Use Thickness Analysis to: Identify thick and thin regions of a part (especially for plastic parts and castings) Determine portions of a part that are equal to a specified target thickness. Assess potential failure regions or design flaws.

How do I change the thickness of a part in Solidworks?

Click Thicken on the Features toolbar, or click Insert > Boss/Base > Thicken. Examine the preview, and select the side of the surface you want to thicken, as shown below. Enter the Thickness . Note that when you select Thicken Both Sides , it adds the Thickness you specify to both sides.

How do you do a thickness analysis in Catia?

CATPart document.

  1. Click Wall Thickness Analysis in the Analysis toolbar. The Wall Thickness Analysis dialog box is displayed.
  2. Select the body of interest. …
  3. Keep Sphere as the computation method. …
  4. Keep Tolerance as the parameter defining the calculation precision you want. …
  5. Enter the value to define the tolerance you want.

How do you increase surface thickness in Solidworks?

Click Thicken (Features toolbar), or click Insert > Boss/Base > Thicken. In the graphics area, select a Surface to Thicken . In the PropertyManager, under Thicken Parameters, select the side of the surface you want to thicken. When you select Thicken Both Sides , it adds the Thickness you specify to both sides.

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How do you make a part thinner in Solidworks?

You can scale a part or surface model about its centroid, the model origin, or a coordinate system. To scale a solid or surface model: In a part document, click Scale (Features toolbar) or Insert > Features > Scale . Set options in the PropertyManager.

How do you offset a face in Solidworks?

Offset Surface

  1. Click Offset Surface (Surfaces toolbar) or Insert > Surface > Offset.
  2. In the PropertyManager: Select surfaces or faces in the graphics area for Surface or Faces to Offset . Set a value for Offset Distance. You can create an offset surface with a distance of zero. …
  3. Click OK .

How do you use the knit surface in Solidworks?

To knit surfaces:

  1. Click Knit Surface on the Surfaces toolbar, or click Insert > Surface > Knit. Create adjacent, non-intersecting surfaces.
  2. In the PropertyManager, under Selections: …
  3. Select Gap Control to view edge pairs that might introduce gap problems, and to view or edit the knitting tolerance or gap range. …
  4. Click OK .

How do I merge surfaces in Solidworks?

In the PropertyManager, under Selections:

  1. Select faces and surfaces for Surfaces and Faces to Knit .
  2. Select Try to form solid to create a solid model from enclosed surfaces.
  3. Select Merge entities to merge faces with the same underlying geometry.
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