I'm trying to shell my car fairing. Solidworks is not cooperating due to the radius of curvature in the model. Any suggestions would really help.
did you do the tools>evaluate>check?
then check for min radius curvature? I do not use shell or the check feature often, but I am guessing you can't offset a distance larger than the minimum radius of curvature? Wonder if you could make it into a surface, and if SW will like offsetting a surface better than shelling?
Hi I did use the check feature and the radius of curvature is really small. I'm not sure what to do to fix it.
Hi Jose, Nice work
The surface you provided successfully thickens at 0.9" and at greater than 1.3", but not closer to 1". The thinner thicken reveals a funny bit (highlighted) at the back. I guess thats where your problem is.
..seriously, why iges (who taught you this?)... please save/export as parasolid.... the singularity at the back is the problem... and you don't mention thickness?.. here it is with 0.10" 1" wall..
his image has 1" shell in the feature
Thanks for the help Paul and Mark. Paul, a friend suggested that its better to save solidworks file in iges due to some solidwork versions can't open newer versions.
ok,, yeah, Parasolids should be your first choice since SOLIDWORKS uses a Parasolids kernel...
Second option, STEP.. and then SAT (Acis) or IGES (cam? or restitching?) .
and,.. Parasolid version per release
2012 = 24
2013 = 25
2014 = 26
2015 = 27
2016 = 28
although the earlier file I posted can do a 1".. I reposted it so it's a bit cleaner with the 1" .
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