SOLIDWORKS Advanced Surface Modeling


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Length: 2 days; 8:30 am – 4:30 pm
Prerequisites: SOLIDWORKS Essentials, Advanced Part Modeling
Description: Surface Modeling teaches you how to build free form shapes using SOLIDWORKS mechanical design automation software.

Topics covered in this course:

 1: Understanding Surfaces

  • Solids and Surfaces
  • Working with Surface Bodies
  • Why Use Surfaces?
  • Continuity Explained
  • Workflow with Surfaces

 2: Introduction to Surfacing

  • Similarities Between Solid and Surface Modeling
  • Basic Surfacing

 3: Solid-Surface Hybrid Modeling

  • Hybrid Modeling
  • Using Surfaces to Modify Solids
  • Interchanging Between Solids and Surfaces
  • Performance Implications
  • Surfaces as Construction Geometry
  • Making Copies of Faces

 4: Repairing and Editing

  • Imported
  • Geometry
  • Importing Data
  • Repairing and Editing Imported Geometry

 5: Advanced Surface Modeling

  • Stages in the Process
  • Ruled Surfaces
  • Lofting Surfaces
  • Modeling the Lower Half
  • Conclusion
  • Design Changes

 6: Blends and Patches

  • Complex Blends
  • Smoothing Patches
  • Boundary Surface
  • Freeform Feature
  • Corner Blends

 7: Master Model Techniques

  • Introduction to Master Models
  • Surface Master Model Technique
  • Working with a Solid Master Model
  • SOLIDWORKS Explorer