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Adding thickness to a subdivision

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How can I add thickness to an object that I have created using the subdivision tool? I created a cylinder, subtracted one side, and have reshaped it, now I want to add thickness. Is this possible?

 

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Convert it to a generic solid and then use the Shell tool in the 3D toolset. That would be the route I would take....

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If you paste the object into a new file and post it here I’ll take a look.

 

 

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When you add thickness with Shell Solid, the created surface can not be self overlapping. i.e. If you have a 4" half tube and you tell it to have a thickness of 2" or more, then the created surfaces will overlap and it will fail.  

 

Try with a very small value and see if it works from them and then work up from there.

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ok the first image is what i am trying to make (an stl. from Thingverse) and the second is what I have the question about. Im just starting but before I got the shape i want, i want to make sure I can give it thickness. Ill be #D printing these.

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I dont think the subdivision tool is the right way to go about this. I think ill go old school and do a tapered extrude.

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This looks like something you could do with the loft surface tool. I'm at a slight disadvantage as I have no idea what it is! - However here is a first stab. (took about 5 mins)

 

 

 

 

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Ah yes ill give that a try. It is a covid-19 mask. I am 3D printing them for a hospital in NYC. I found some on Thingverse but id like to make changes base on availability of materials and speed of production. When i bring the STL file into VW. it is very difficult to manipulate and really slows down processing.

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Ah! Great. You could definitely model this in Vectorworks. Probably along the lines I described. If you give it a day or so, I am sure there will be several more ideas offered up.

 

Good luck!

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