Professional Training

SOLIDWORKS Surface Modelling Training Course

Ideal for any user needing to create ergonomic or complex shapes, such as those found in consumer products & medical devices. This course will teach you the dark art of robust surface modelling, where ergonomics & manufacturability converge

Duration - 2 days

Prerequisites – SOLIDWORKS Essentials

Day 1

1 – Understanding Surfaces

  • Solids and surfaces
  • What is a Solid?
  • Creating Solids from Surfaces
  • Decomposing s Solid into Surfaces
  • Additional Surface Concepts
  • Why use Surfaces
  • Continuity Explained
  • Workflow with Surfaces

2. Introduction to Surfaces

  • Similarities between Solid & Surface Modelling
  • Basic Surfacing
  • Alternative to Trim

3. Solid/Surface Hybrid Modelling

  • Hybrid Modelling
  • Using Surfaces to modify Solids
  • Interchanging between Solids &
  • Surfaces
  • Performance Implications
  • Surfaces as Construction Geometry
  • Making Copies of Faces
  • Flattening Surfaces

Day 2

4. Repairing and Editing

  • Importing Data
  • File Transition
  • Why do Imports Fail?
  • SOLIDWORKS Import Options
  • Importing a step File
  • Comparing Geometry
  • Addressing Translation Errors
  • Repairing & Editing Imported
  • Geometry
  • Procedure for Rebuilding Fille

5. Blends and Patches

  • Smoothing Patches
  • Boundary Surface
  • Corner Blends

6.Complex Blends

  • Complex Blend
  • Freeform Feature

7. Advanced Surface Modelling

  • Parting, Construction & Lofted Surfaces
  • Modelling the Lower Half
  • Design Changes

8. Master Model techniques

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