Discover how the Thicken tool can convert surfaces to bodies.
- [Instructor] When working with mesh files…there will come times when you want to convert…surface bodies into solid bodies.…One of the ways that we can do this is using…the Thicken feature.…Let's go ahead and take this surface we have here…and thicken it.…Going up to Insert, Boss, and then Thicken.…We can now select a surface.…I'm going to click on that surface…and you can see automatically that it's thickening…to one side or the other.…You can also make it thicken like a midplane…and thicken on both sides out by set thickness.…
So we get a little preview here where those faces…are going to end.…And you can turn this up as high as it can handle…based on the geometry that you have.…So, you see down here…how I've got some intersecting parts.…If I just keep turning this up eventually…it's going to fail or just turn into one big blob.…Let's see what we get here with 1.35".…Yeah, unable to thicken the surface.…That's because it overlaps itself so much.…If we come all the way back and go to .05 instead…and hit okay, we're able to create that solid body.…
- Importing geometry
- Using the surface and face tools
- Working with Boolean geometry
- Converting scans to 3D with Mesh Edit, the Mesh Prep Wizard, and the Surface Wizard
- Working with mesh BREP bodies
- Exporting a mesh
- Preparing a mesh for 3D printing
Skill Level Beginner
1. Classic Mesh Tools
What are mesh files?1m 47s
2. Surface/Face Tools for Mesh
3. Boolean Geometry
4. Scan to 3D
5. Mesh BREP Bodies
6. Exporting Mesh
Next steps1m 9s
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