Design intent is affected by more than just how a sketch is dimensioned. The choice of features and modeling methodology are also important. In this article I want to give one example of advance tool of “Extrude” command that’s quite simple and user-friendly for designers to execute. We at Solidworks Authorized Training Center Baroda (SATC Baroda) exercise many techniques to develop your dream product without any lengthy and complex approach, one of them is Boss extrude: Thin feature.
Feature > Extruded Boss / Base – Thin Feature
Thin feature is use to extrude with wall thickness as per sketch. If you use this feature correctly, this option can quite save your some time. Thin feature normally activates in open sketches as default, but we can also use it for close sketch. The thin feature option gives extrusion to the sketch with defined thickness, i.e. an extrusion of a square Box as seen below.
You can see here, our extruded model’s ends are open. If we require closing the end and creating a hollow component, we have an option of “end cap” in thin feature option. But make sure the sketch is close.
Note that, in case of open sketch, Solidworks automatically activates thin feature. At here, you have an option of “Auto-fillet corners” to round the sharp corners with some radius value.