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Converting a solid to sheet metal, preserving outside dimensions

Isaac_BaerIsaac_Baer Member Posts: 2
I can't figure out how to convert a solid to sheet metal in a way that preserves the outside dimensions. In other words, I can only make a sheet metal model that contains the solid, not one that fits inside a solid. Is this possible? Most of the time, this is more useful to me than the default option.


  • romeograhamromeograham Member Posts: 547 PRO
    Try selecting the "Opposite Direction" button next to the Thickness dialog:

    Should work for you.

    Good luck!
  • lanalana Onshape Employees Posts: 585
    While on this topic please notice that you can specify additional clearance 

    And have it enforced for bends as well: 

  • matthew_stacymatthew_stacy Member Posts: 204 PRO
    @lana , thanks for the clearance from input and include bends tips!  Learned my new trick for the day. 
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