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Shell tips

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03-06-2014 01:18 PM

I have tried to shell this linked part and could not accomplish it.

 

Here is the link.

 

http://a360.co/MRBLRI

 

Shell thk any where between 0.25in to 0.35in. Should some thing like this image. Any one got tips?

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Re: Shell tips

03-06-2014 02:13 PM in reply to: CAD-One

Looking at that image - the actual part isn't a uniform thickness.  Not every face is "shelled".

I would do a user generated loft to cut away inside the part for a general thickness.

I don't see anything easy about this.

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Re: Shell tips

03-06-2014 02:34 PM in reply to: CAD-One

I tried deleting the end face and then using the Thicken command, selecting the whole body, not individual faces.  It looked like it would work (Inventor showed the 'ghost' lines for the Thicken command) but now seems to have locked up my computer. However my computer is pretty puny (i5 2.4GHz, 8GB Ram) so if you have something meatier you might have better luck?

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Re: Shell tips

03-06-2014 02:35 PM in reply to: ic198

As the part is symmetrical it might help to split it in half before thickening, then Mirror afterwards?

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Re: Shell tips

03-06-2014 02:38 PM in reply to: ic198

tried splitting & working only on half body. still having issues with fillet.

Sounds like loft is the way. I am working on loft cut.

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