SOLIDWORKS 2020 What's New - Specifying the Thicken Direction

This new enhancement in SOLIDWORKS 2020 is super straightforward.

Thicken (for a surface) and Thicken-Cut features can now be thickened in a direction other than normal to face.

, SOLIDWORKS 2020 What’s New – Specifying the Thicken Direction

All of the following can be used to specify the direction:

  • Sketched Line
  • Pair of vertices
  • Sketched Points
  • Cylindrical Faces
  • Reference Planes
  • Conical Faces
  • Reference Axis
  • Points in Reference Geometry
  • Linear Model Edges
  • Planar Faces

I hope this part of the What’s New series gives you a better understanding of the new features and functions of SOLIDWORKS 2020. Please check back to the CATI Blog as the CATI Application Engineers will continue to break down many of the new items in SOLIDWORKS 2020. All these articles will be stored in the category of “SOLIDWORKS What’s New.”

Design Innovation Month – October 2019

What is DI Month? We’re declaring October Design Innovation Month—again! It’s a month-long series of special events focused on what’s new in design and manufacturing technology. You’ll learn about enhancements in SOLIDWORKS 2020 that deliver new capabilities for improved performance, streamlined workflows, and a connected design ecosystem. Find out what’s new in 3D printing applications and 3D scanning to integrate into your design process. So, get ready to do things differently. It’s time to innovate!

Randy Simmons
Application Engineer
Computer Aided Technology, LLC

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