Using the Thicken tool in Onshape

This tutorial introduces the Thicken tool in Onshape which can be used to take a surface in an open shape and thicken it. The thicken tool is useful for shapes (such as curved shapes like the one in the example below) because you can easily achieve a consistent thickness automatically, which can be more difficult and time-consuming if you were only using the Extrude tool.

Thicken tool example
Thicken tool example

You can also use the Thicken tool to remove sections which will create two parts, like in the image below.

Thicken tool example
Thicken tool example

Watch the video below to learn how to use the Thicken tool.