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Shell option

Status: New Idea
by mikem5959 on ‎09-12-2013 12:34 PM

Good Afternoon,

                Example. I’m laying out a part and analyzing the possibility of the part being molded instead of “hogging” out a lot of material. I request the shell function to create a .156 thick shell. Inventor, of course, lets me know it’s impossible to shell a tight spot where a quantity of “ 2” .156 thickness's will not fit. i.e. 2 pounds of meat for a roll that only holds 1 pound. I know I can change thickness’ in different walls but, Is there a way for inventor to…

A-     Realize it is too tight, and when so,

B-      Prompt user that “.156 thickness will not fit where indicated, for void fill in, press “yes” or to cancel operation press ”no”.” or something to that effect.


                Do you get where I’m going with this? Where quantity 2 of .156’s won’t fit, inventor will fill in the space and shell where .156 thickness will fit. Instead of not being able to shell any of it.


                I understand I can add the material and chip away to make it work, but just a thought.


Have a good day folks.


Michael D. Mullin Jr.

Mechanical Designer

Severn Trent Services

STWP Colmar

T: +1 215 997 3739

Email: mmullin@severntrentservices.com

Website: www.severntrentservices.com


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