In this article of Mechanial Base we will show you how to convert 3D geometries in Solidworks to basket-like geometries with Shell command. Obtaining basket-like features is very easy by using this command in Solidworks.
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To obtain basket-like geometries in Solidworks, click on the Shell command as shown by red arrow above.
To use Shell feature, select a face that will be open side of the basket structure as shown by red arrow above. Also enter a Shell value from red box region. This value will be the Wall thickness of the Shell geometry.
If you click on Shell outward option as in red box above in Shell command, the Shell feature will be created as shown by red arrow that Wall thichnees will be given outward sense.
You can also use multi-thickness option in Shell command that you select faces to be different thickness, then enter a thickness values for these faces as shown in red box above. The thickness results are shown by red arrows above.
If you done with adjustments about Shell command in Solidworks by clicking on little green yes symbol as shown by red arrow above.
The result geometry of our example is like above. The use of Shell feature in Solidworks is simple as like that.