SOLIDWORKS Surface Modelling Training

Prerequisites: SOLIDWORKS Essentials, Advanced Part Modelling


Description: Surface Modeling teaches you how to build freeform shapes using SOLIDWORKS mechanical design automation software.


The topics covered in this course are:



Lesson 1: Understanding Surfaces

  • Solids and Surfaces

  • Working with Surface Bodies

  • Why Use Surfaces?

  • Continuity Explained

  • Workflow with Surfaces



Lesson 2: Introduction to Surfacing

  • Similarities Between Solid and Surface Modeling

  • Basic Surfacing


Lesson 3: Solid-Surface Hybrid Modeling

  • Hybrid Modeling

  • Using Surfaces to Modify Solids

  • Interchanging Between Solids and Surfaces

  • Performance Implications

  • Surfaces as Construction Geometry

  • Alternative to Trim, Knit, and Thicken
  • Making Copies of Faces


Lesson 4: Repairing and Editing Imported Geometry

  • Importing Data

  • Repairing and Editing Imported Geometry



Lesson 5: Advanced Surface Modeling

  • Stages in the Process

  • Ruled Surfaces

  • Lofting Surfaces

  • Modeling the Lower Half

  • Conclusion

  • Design Changes


Lesson 6: Blends and Patches
  • Complex Blends

  • Smoothing Patches

  • Boundary Surface

  • Freeform Feature

  • Corner Blends



Lesson 7: Master Model Techniques

  • Introduction to Master Models

  • Surface Master Model Technique

  • Working with a Solid Master Model

  • Specialized Features for Plastic Parts
  • SOLIDWORKS Explorer

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