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Do - Bulk Up Delicate Parts

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Nancy wanted to make a sign for her room, so she downloaded inkscape and got to work! But she didn't see the part about making parts thicker than .125" so her project practically disintegrated in her hands.

Don't make parts thinner than .125"

 

You can measure thickness in your editor by drawing a small rectangle and placing it over the parts you think are too thin.

Sooooo thin and fragile! Even if cut in steel it would be easily bent out of shape. It's so thin, light shines through it.

 

  Do bulk up delicate parts

 
By adding a contour around thin shapes, or even manually moving nodes to make parts thick, you can create pieces that look quite delicate but hold up to regular handling Notice how this pieces looks delicate and light, but nothing is broken or so thin, the light practically shines through it.

 

Read more about bulking up parts with the use of contouring on our Design Better page.


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