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Thicken on a Global Shaped surface

Experimenter
Experimenter

Is it possible to use the Thicken command on a surface that has been modified with Global Shaping?  I can apply thicknen to the original surface.  I have no with radical changes of curvature between the original and final shaped surfaces.  I am currently using 8.5, but I can use 11 if needed.  Any suggestions?

 

The error I am getting is "Cannot offset face.  The offset distance might be greater than the radius of curvature of the face or the offset face might intersect itself."

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Re: Thicken on a Global Shaped surface

Solution Partner Phenom Solution Partner Phenom
Solution Partner Phenom

@jbolin can you send the part file?

 

It's the case what type of shape you want to thicken.

here is a movie of a surface created by global shaping with a thicken offset.

 

 

(view in My Videos)

 

 

As you see in the movie maybe offset surface can help.


Ruud van den Brand
Pre-sales NX CAD
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Re: Thicken on a Global Shaped surface

Experimenter
Experimenter

Interesting.  I was working with a Global Shaping with the "By Curve" type.  Is that what you used for your example?

 

I did check and can use offset surface.  Thanks for the help!

 

 

Re: Thicken on a Global Shaped surface

Solution Partner Phenom Solution Partner Phenom
Solution Partner Phenom
i have used in this case "by surface" because if you go from a straight surface to a double curved on you need the surface as base and controle one.
If you use by curve the shape doesn't see the end surface that you want only the curve.

Ruud van den Brand
Pre-sales NX CAD
cards PLM Solutions