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"Remove" Anodized Layer for pre-anodized drawing?  Platings function?

Question asked by Phil Hufnal on Dec 8, 2009
Latest reply on Dec 9, 2009 by Phil Hufnal

Hello fellow SolidWorks users,


I have a part with complex geometry that will take a while to reduce/enlarge in order to produce a "pre-anodized" layer part.  I would like to skim off 0.002 (anodize thickness) from all surfaces, without using an extrude cut.  This will give the machinist an idea of what dimensions the pre-anodized part will have, because if I gave them the drawing now, it would have post-anodized dimensions.


Is there an anodized layer or platings function that will acount for platings thickness in modeling the solid part?