O'Reilly logo

Mastering Autodesk® Inventor® 2012 and Autodesk® Inventor LT™ 2012 by Curtis Waguespack

Stay ahead with the world's most comprehensive technology and business learning platform.

With Safari, you learn the way you learn best. Get unlimited access to videos, live online training, learning paths, books, tutorials, and more.

Start Free Trial

No credit card required

Creating Thicken/Offset Features

You can use the Thicken/Offset Feature to add thickness to a surface feature to create a thin wall solid. Although you can use this tool to create surfaces and remove solid material, typically when using Thicken/Offset to create plastic thin wall features, you'll select an existing surface feature to thicken and then set the output type to produce a solid.

To create a thin wall part using the thicken method, follow these steps:

  1. Click Open on the Get Started tab, browse for the file named mi_19a_022.ipt in the Chapter 19 directory of the Mastering Inventor 2012 folder, and open it.
  2. On the Model tab, select the Revolve tool, and notice that the Output defaults to Surface because the sketch is an open profile.

With Safari, you learn the way you learn best. Get unlimited access to videos, live online training, learning paths, books, interactive tutorials, and more.

Start Free Trial

No credit card required