Thicken features

Is it possible to create a feature(solid) by adding
thickness(material) to an existing geometrical surface. The surface can be curved for. ex. a cylindrical surface.
Also I woulf like to thicken ( add material) to and
existing feature.

Stephane Routelous's picture


did you try BRepOffsetAPI_MakeThickSolid ?


PG's picture

Yes I had .. it makes a hollowed solid out of an exisiting solid.
What I want is solid(not shell) out of a geometrical
surface or face by giving a small thickness(offset). The input surface is not coplanar.
Also in the second case, when I thicken an exisiting
face of solid(feature), the features (maybe a hole)
associated with the face maintain the same position.

Hope to hear from somebody ASAP