Shelling Failure


In the attached file I have a simple shape that I want to shell to about 0.04" inches.

No matter what I do, when I try to remove the surface shown in red, the shelling fails. Why is this and how can I correct?

Probem Shell.3dm (250.2 KB)


something is funky with this surface:

I deleted it- ran and edgesrf (though that was finicky as well) then joined everything back up and the shell seemed to work fine.

noProbem Shell.3dm (154.0 KB)


I wonder why. It’s just a sweep2. The problem it that I need the surface to exactly match one of the sweep frames in order to mate with another part.

(Kyle Houchens) #4

use solid offset instead of shell for this type of part. shell is for closed objects- this is a bad candidate for shell-