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

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Creating Shell Features

Another approach to creating thin wall features and parts is to create a solid and then use the Shell tool to hollow it out. When creating a shell feature, you set the wall thickness and select the faces you want to remove. Material from the interior of the part is removed, resulting in a cavity. To create a thin wall part using the shell method, open the file named mi_19a_024.ipt in the Chapter 19 directory of the Mastering Inventor 2012 folder, and then follow these steps:

  1. On the Model tab, select the Revolve tool, and notice the Output defaults to Solid because the sketch is closed. The profile and axis selections will automatically select because there is only one possible solution for each.
  2. Leave the extents solution ...

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