I brought the file into solid works, 2012 but after that I am not sure what you are asking for? What I am seeing is just a half of a circle shaped surface. I'm confused? Tom
Hi Tom, thanks for taking the time to respond. What I have is a partial scan of a pipe, hence the half circle structure. The texture you see on the surface is due to corrosion, and I would like to model just this section of the pipe, hence having to give it a thickness.
I have tried importing it then going over with the mesh and surface wizard but from there on I am stuck as SW does not seem to allow me to add a thickness to the surface. I've tried importing it as a solid body through the use of DXF formats but it seems to be too large for SW to handle.
Another method I was thinking of was drawing a sketch on another plane and extruding to the surface instead, but I'm not having much success with that method either.