I have to add thickness to the surface knit to the form, shown below.
I was unable to thicken the form, using thicken feature.
How can I thicken the surface?
the thicken command does not handle "branching" surfaces. restructure your knitting to just knit the top, thicken that then thicken the fins.
@jeremiah Feist: what's a "branching" surface?
a surface body where three or more faces share a single edge.
did you look at his model?
To sum up, you mean:
1) Knit the top
2) Thicken the top
3)Thicken the fins.
Will the fins still become one with the top?
if you leave the default merge option on the thicken feature, yes. but you get full control of if they become one body or not.
I followed the steps, to my understanding corectly, the fins could not be thicken.
I also need them in one body
Ah. it appears you thickened the top upwards - that looks like it would lead to "zero thickness" when you try to merge the thickened fin.
My final goal is to have the final model in one part of thickness: 6 mm.
I have no specific requirement s for the thickening direction. I merely want the model in one part, 6 mm thick.
OK - then reversing the thicken direction of the top should allow the fins to thicken and merge without issue. let us know if that is not the case.
The top of the model is able to be thicken upwards only.
For the adjustments, I am not sure what to adjust to accommodate the thickness. Can you be more explicit please?
About extending the top edges:
The thicknesses for all are 6 mm. Suppose I thicken the top by 6 mm upwards. Therefore, I should extend the top edges between 0 and 6 mm?
with the gentle angle in you model, it looks like .5mm would be enough, and 6mm may be a bit much for where the top becomes convex. 1mm looked pretty good om my end.
Thickened at 5 mm, there seems to be some discontinuities at the initial part of the fin and top intersection:
Also the parts do not ombine into one when I use the 'combine feature'
Can you check the file please?
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