Shell & Rib Mechanical Engineering 360
Understand Shell Feature
Shell features remove surfaces to hollow out a design model, leaving wallswith specified thickness values. There are two parts for the creation of abasic shell feature:• Select Surfaces for Removal - Select the surface or surfaces you want toremove from the model. You may decide not to remove any surfaces fromthe shell, which results in the creation of a
shell, with the wholeinside of the part hollowed out and no access to the hollow.• Thickness - Specify the thickness of the model walls that remain.You create shells in the design process to support your design intent.However, be aware that several features could reference a shell createdearly in the design process.Shells can be created using the Lead or Follow workflow. You can use draghandles or the dashboard to modify the thickness of the shell feature. TheFlip icon in the dashboard is equivalent to specifying a negative shell value.