This is my first project using surfacing, I am new to the cad world so please don't be to harsh with my modeling haha...
I need to thicken this part to the outside by .040 in, but I cant get the thicken feature to work or offset surface. What am I doing wrong???
Thanks in advance for any help...
For the thicken feature to work, the curvature of your surface has to be consistent enough that the feature will work.
The thicken is failing at the first boundary surface.
You can see the curvature changes sharply at the back of the shoe. Typically the thicken feature will fail for cases like this. The back of the show needs to be made with smoother transitions and you should have no issues.
Another indication is that the curvature combs for direction 1, in the boundary surface, go from a small magnitude to a very large magnitude. This is indicative of a rapid change in the curvature and is one of the reasons that the thicken feature is failing.
To put it simply, you need to make the surface smooth and remove out any unnecessary inflections.
thicken feature not working because of the complex shape or sharp edge. one of the disadvantage of using surface is that thicken feature for complex shape not works.
Thank you guys for your input this is for a school project and time is running out ... is there anyway i can still make this into a solid without changing the geometry?