Thicken a Solid Part

Create a hollow shell based on the dimensions of a selected solid part.

  1. On the Geometry ribbon, select the Offset tool.

  2. On the guide bar, select Thicken.
  3. Select a solid part.
  4. In the microdialog, enter a value for the desired offset distance and select additional options:
    • To reverse the direction of the offset, select the icon.
    • To apply the offset to both the inside and outside of the part's surface, select the icon.
    • To apply a variable to the offset field, select the icon.
  5. Right-click and mouse through the check mark to exit, or double-right-click.