Thicken Tools

Uniform Thicken

The Uniform Thicken tool allows you to thicken a lattice using a uniform circular cross-section. Remember, when thickening, Element updates the geometry but does not create a printable mesh until you export using the Interchange tools.

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Select lattice

Choose a lattice to thicken.

Diameter

Input the diameter of the circular cross section.

thicken

Generate a thickened lattice. It's that easy!

APPLY & CLOSE / OK

Apply the changes using Apply and then exit the tool using Close, or just click OK to apply and exit

 

Variable Thicken

The Variable Thicken tool allows you to thicken a lattice using a varying diameter circular cross-section. You have to input the modifier, minimum and maximum diameter, and Element will do the rest! Keep in mind, when thickening, Element updates the geometry but does not create a printable mesh until you export using the Interchange tools.

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Select lattice

Choose a lattice to thicken.

Select modifier

Choose a modifier which guides the varying thickness.

Min diameter

Set minimum diameter of circular cross -section.

Max diameter

Set maximum diameter of circular cross-section.

thicken

Generate a thickened lattice.

APPLY & CLOSE / OK

Apply the changes using Apply and then exit the tool using Close, or just click OK to apply and exit

Offset Thicken

The Offset Thicken tool allows you to thicken a lattice using ribs of constant width and thickness. The tool requires the lattice as well as a mesh or CAD input to direct the projection of the ribs.

Select LAttice

Choose a lattice to thicken.

Select surface

Choose a surface to direct the projection of the ribs.

Beam depth

Specify the depth of the ribs.

Beam width

Specify the width of the ribs.

transition min. angle

Ribs with an angle less than the input will be fully outside the surface.

transition max. angle

Ribs with an angle greater than the input will be fully inside the surface.

meshing tolerance

The maximum distance the mesh can be from the underlying geometry

generate

Generate a thickened lattice

APPLY & CLOSE / OK

Apply the changes using Apply and then exit the tool using Close, or just click OK to apply and exit