It's like drawing a circle and then extruding just the circle as a hollow pipe with no wall thickness.
I am trying to create a 3D model that will represent a vessel with a nozzle that will be inputed into an older(1999) Algor FEA program as thin walled plate/shell elements. The thickness is inputed during the decoding stage based on the vessel's wall color.
I'm having trouble inputing a solid wall model with different surface colores into the Algor program.
It keeps coming up as all one color.
I need different surface colors to idenify what surfaces will be loaded with pressure.
So,can a plate/shell model be created with Inventor 7 ?