Ask and answer engineering questions

Learn from millions of experts

Missing feed

i am working on a computer fan and now i want to increase the thickness or width

By Raj Faldu on 09 Sep 20:32 2 answers 114 views 1 comment

The fan which is as a reference. Now i want to change the thickness of the fan including whole structure without changing the diameter of the fan i just want to increase the thickness in one direction. i want to thicken the structure from 8 mm to 25 mm.


fan scaled.SLDPRT, 958 KB

2 answers

  • FredSWUG
    FredSWUG 14 days ago

    If it is a solidworks model, and not an imported body, there should be a feature tree item which controls the thickness. Just change it.

    I would not do it this way, but in a pinch you could use the Scale tool to scale the part in only one direction.

    Another possible fix is offsetting and thickening the "skin" of what you want to thicken. Its success really depends on the geometry of the model.

    Upload the model here and I'm sure there are some better options once the model can be reviewed.

  • FredSWUG
    FredSWUG 13 days ago

    The model is sort of weird. Towards the end a Scale feature was added to make the part 33% smaller.
    I'd go back and make the model the correct size to start with, but I guess it can still work with the scale feature, it just requires some simple math.

    To thicken the blade, go back to BossExtrude2 and increase the depth of the extrusion. It is now 1.5mm But keep in mind the Scale feature will reduce this by 33% later.

Add your answer to: "i am working on a computer fan and now i want to increase the thickness or width"

Save Cancel