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Creat a surface cover

Kai_himselfKai_himself Member Posts: 43 ✭✭
Hey People,
i got a question, i need for a CFD simulation a very simple geometry, mostly out of surface with no wall thickness.
It is very easy to extrude a pipe with no thickness, only a surface as the wall.
I also made the cover, as a surface, i creat two lines an rotate the first one around the other.
I got two screenshots with the two covers, the first as volume an the other one as a cover.
Now my question, is there a "better" way to design a geometry with no wall thickness, like a rectangle or a triangle ?

Greetz Kai


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    NeilCookeNeilCooke Moderator, Onshape Employees Posts: 5,534
    Yes! An enclosed sketch is a face (shaded). Create your sketch, then create a zero- offset surface.
    Senior Director, Technical Services, EMEAI
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    Kai_himselfKai_himself Member Posts: 43 ✭✭
    thank you very much !
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    bruce_williamsbruce_williams Member, Developers Posts: 842 EDU

    I did not know that.  Excellent tip!  
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