solidworks shell tutorial for beginners
Open a new part document and create this 100mm cylinder : (if you don’t know how to make it please see the extrude tutorial)
Click “shell” button on the feature tab.
Shell window appears now select the upper face of the cylinder.
Let’s take a look at our options:
You can specify the thickness of the final result. In this example we put 3mm as the thickness.
In the faces to remove window we select the top face but as long as solidworks can render the final result with no error you can choose other faces too.
If you select the “shell outward” option then the specified thickness shall be added to the radius of cylinder
Multi thickness is useful when your part has unequal thickness in various sections.
Check the window and click ok.