SOLIDWORKS SURFACE MODELING TRAINING

Learn to build free-form shapes using SOLIDWORKS

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  • CLASSROOM LENGTH:  2 days

  • INSTRUCTOR-LED ONLINE LENGTH: 4 days


PREREQUISITES: We recommend completing the SOLIDWORKS Essentials and Advanced Part Modeling course.


DESCRIPTION: The SOLIDWORKS Surface Modeling course teaches you how to build free form shapes using SOLIDWORKS mechanical design automation software. 

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Lesson 1: 
understanding surfaces

  • Solids and Surfaces
  • What is a Solid?
  • Creating Solids from Surfaces 
  • Decomposing a Solid into 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
  • Alternative to Trim

Lesson 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
  • Flattening Surfaces

Lesson 4: 
repairing and editing

  • Importing Data
  • File Translation
  • Why Do imports Fail?
  • Importing a STEP File
  • Geometry
  • Importing Data
  • Repairing and Editing Imported Geometry

Lesson 5: 
blends and patches

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

Lesson 6: 
COMPLEX Blends

  • Complex Blends
  • Freeform Feature

Lesson 7: 
advanced surface modeling 

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

Lesson 8: 
master model techniques

  • Introduction to Master Models
  • Surface Master Model Technique
  • Working with a Solid Master Model
  • Specialized Features for Plastic Parts

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