I'm under pressure with time and part of my SW project made with surfaces wont thicken. Face which failed check came uo what do i do??
To check minimum radius you want the 'Check...' function, not design checker. Its under the Tools menu about 2/3 down the list.
To make solid, I just capped your open surface with two planer faces, then knit with the 'try to form solid' checkbox checked. From there you can shell and select both planer faces you just created. I can send you the model when I get home tonight.
It looks like your model has several complex and non-tangent surfaces. To thicken, all faces must have a minimum radius larger than the thickness. You can check this under Tools\Check... and check the Minimum radius of curvature box before pressing Check.
I was able to "force it" on your model by making it into a solid wedge and using Shell, but the results were a little funky depending on the thikness you require. You can also often thicken difficult surfaces manually by offsetting each face then using untrim, extend and trim to create the inside surface. You can then do a loft or boundary between the offset and original surface to close it up.
I'm running SW 2013, I can go tools\ design checker?
What is the easiest solution? making the model into a solid wedge and shelling it sounds the most simple but I do not know how to make it into a solid wedge?
I solved it eventually by ensuring an enclosed volume, cheers for your help much appreciated
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