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Shelling plastic part

Question asked by Thomas Hotchkin on Jul 24, 2014
Latest reply on Jul 28, 2014 by Lenny Bucholz

Hi we are developing a roto molded part and have drawn it in solidworks but now need to hollow out the inside at a 3mm thickness to view the cross section. I have tried using the shell tool which just comes up with numerous errors about radiuses etc. I have also tried cutting it in half and shelling then mirroring but it wont let me cut it in half and even if i dont cut it in half it wont let me shell the remaining part.

So is there a proper way to shell a plastic part to the correct thickness?

Attached is the part I am trying to shell.

Thanks.

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