Thickening for facet surface

is there a way to thicken a facet surface in Cubit? Similar to the “Thicken” function available for ACIS geometry?


You can extrude elements, but you cannot specifically thicken facet-based geometry.

create surface rectangle width 10  # this could be either ACIS or facet-based geometry
surf 1 scheme trimesh
mesh surf 1
# replace tri with face if you have a quad mesh
create element extrude tri in surface 1 direction 0 0 1 distance .5 
create mesh geom wedge all
delete mesh
delete surface 1

The end result is a facet-based volume.

Remember, facet-based geometry is very limited compared to ACIS based geometry.


Hi Karl,

and thank you for your fast reply.