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?
- Click Wall Thickness Analysis in the Analysis toolbar. The Wall Thickness Analysis dialog box is displayed.
- Select the body of interest. …
- Keep Sphere as the computation method. …
- Keep Tolerance as the parameter defining the calculation precision you want. …
- 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.
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?
- Click Offset Surface (Surfaces toolbar) or Insert > Surface > Offset.
- 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. …
- Click OK .
How do you use the knit surface in Solidworks?
To knit surfaces:
- Click Knit Surface on the Surfaces toolbar, or click Insert > Surface > Knit. Create adjacent, non-intersecting surfaces.
- In the PropertyManager, under Selections: …
- Select Gap Control to view edge pairs that might introduce gap problems, and to view or edit the knitting tolerance or gap range. …
- Click OK .
How do I merge surfaces in Solidworks?
In the PropertyManager, under Selections:
- Select faces and surfaces for Surfaces and Faces to Knit .
- Select Try to form solid to create a solid model from enclosed surfaces.
- Select Merge entities to merge faces with the same underlying geometry.