Remove material and create thin walls to generate a shelled part.

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

    Note: The tool may be hidden in the dropdown menu. To access the dropdown menu, you can do one of the following:
    • Select at the lower right corner of the currently displayed tool.
    • Click and hold the currently displayed tool.
    Tip: To find and open a tool, press Ctrl+F. For more information, see Find and Search for Tools.
  2. Select one or more faces to remove.
  3. In the microdialog, enter the desired thickness for the new shell.
    Note: Click the Reverse Direction icon to reverse the direction of the shell.
  4. Click Apply on the guide bar or microdialog to generate the shelled part.

Apply a Variable to Parameterize your model

Apply a variable to parameterize your model. Variables can be created on the fly from a tools where f(x) is present .

You can apply existing variables and add new ones via the microdialog in various tools.

  1. In the tool’s microdialog, click the f(x) icon.
    Figure 1. Example of a microdialog with a variable field

  2. In the dropdown menu, select Add Variable to create a new variable based on the dimension in the text field, or select the name of an existing variable.
  3. Click Apply to apply the variable to the construction feature.
  4. Right-click and mouse through the check mark to exit, or double-right-click.
  • You can also create a variable by entering a new name and expression in the microdialog’s text field, for example: Variable1=50
  • In addition, you can also create a new variable based on an existing variable, for example, Variable2=Variable1*0.5.