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How to create a shell in SolidWorks?

SolidWorks has a feature using which you can remove material from a solid part. You can use this feature to remove material internally or externally. Using this feature we can keep a small thickness of material while deleting all material. The process of using Shell in SolidWorks is very easy. The shell feature is easy to find and use. Making pockets, open faces, and creating thin walls in complex geometry shell is preferred. In this article, you shall be going through the steps needed to use this feature. We are using a simple Cuboid for illustration. The steps are as follows:

  1. In the Command manager under features, you can easily locate the Shell feature.
  2. Once you click on the shell option a window opens in the property manager.
  3. If you want to make a single thickness shell or multi-thickness. Also if you want the shell to be outward or inward. Here we shall perform normal shell operation.
  4. Here we have simply used the feature and clicked on show preview. Shell thickness is 10mm. The shell will look as below.
  5. The steps are pretty simple and easy to follow. In case you want to remove a face just select it as in the picture below.
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The final CAD will look as follows: