Years ago I've used "Link to Thickness" and it was working fine. But now it doesn't seem s to be working. What am I doing wrong?
The thickness is set to .1:
But in a bended portion the thickness has been changed to .2:
As Vladimir Urazhdin pointed out, the Sheet-Metal feature set the thickness at .1", but the Convert-Solid2 feature is set at .2".
Why not create the part using the sheet metal tools from the start?
Or, simply, stay consistent with choice of thickness.
I understand that Sheet-Metal means same thickness everywhere. How did this happen? thickness being altered manually?
I've seen this type of thing also.
Having made many sheet metal parts in solidworks, I find (despite all the cool sales demos about neat sheet metal features) that the parts are most robust when turned into sheet metal as late in the tree as possible - I pick one face and use the "insert bends" feature. Robustness is way more important to me than time saving gadgets that don't save time in the long run.
You may have to type in the same thickness just one time - to match your sheet metal thickness - just the first time.
*Then*, go back and change it to "link to thickness". Even though the sheet metal features come very late in my parts, somehow the "link to thickness" checkbox can see into the future and see what the thickness is supposed to be.
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