SOLIDWORKS Surface ModelingNewly Released

SOLIDWORKS Surface Modeling Course Description

Duration: 2.00 days (16 hours)

Price: $795.00

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

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SOLIDWORKS Surface Modeling Course Objectives

  • » Understanding Surfaces
  • » Introduction to Surfacing
  • » Solid-Surface Hybrid Modeling
  • » Repairing and Editing Imported Geometry
  • » Advanced Surface Modeling
  • » Blends and Patches
  • » Master Model Techniques

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SOLIDWORKS Surface Modeling Course Outline

      1. Understanding Surfaces
        1. Solids and Surfaces
        2. What is a Solid?
        3. Edges, not Holes
        4. Behind the Scenes
        5. Introducing: Extruded Surface
        6. Introducing: Planar Surface
        7. Introducing: Trim Surface
        8. Introducing: Untrim Surface
        9. Working with Surface Bodies
        10. Introducing: Knit Surface
        11. Checking for a Closed Surface
        12. Introducing: Thicken
        13. Decomposing a Solid into Surfaces
        14. Introducing: Delete Face
        15. Parameterization
        16. Introducing: Face Curves
        17. Surface Types
        18. Why Use Surfaces?
        19. When Not to Use Surfaces
        20. Hybrid Modeling
        21. Continuity Explained
        22. Workflow with Surfaces
        23. Working with Images
        24. Layout Sketch
        25. Identify Symmetry and Edges
        26. Identify Functional Faces
        27. Check your Models Frequently
        28. Introducing: Verification on Rebuild
        29. Introducing: Check Entity
        30. Folders in the FeatureManager Design Tree
        31. Clean-up
      2. Introduction to Surfacing
        1. Similarities Between Solid and Surface Modeling
        2. Basic Surfacing
        3. Introducing: Revolved Surface
        4. Introducing: Swept Surface
        5. Filleting Surfaces
        6. Cutting the Bottom
        7. Introducing: Radiate Surface
        8. Introducing: Cut with Surface
        9. Flattening Surfaces
        10. Introducing: Surface Flatten
        11. Exercise 3: Basic Surface Modeling
        12. Introducing: Extend Surface
        13. Exercise 4: Halyard Guide
        14. Exercise 5: Finial Scroll
        15. Introducing: Curve Through Reference Points
      3. Solid-Surface Hybrid Modeling
        1. Hybrid Modeling
        2. Using Surfaces to Modify Solids
        3. Display
        4. Introducing: Replace Face
        5. Interchanging Between Solids and Surfaces
        6. Performance Implications
        7. Surfaces as Construction Geometry
        8. Stages in the Process
        9. Alternative to Trim
        10. Introducing: Intersect
        11. Changing a Solid With a Surface
        12. Solid from Imported Surfaces
        13. Recreating a Molded Part
        14. Making Copies of Faces
        15. Introducing: Offset Surface
        16. Repairing Countersunk Hole Problem
      4. Repairing and Editing Imported Geometry
        1. Importing Data
        2. What to Import?
        3. Why Do Imports Fail?
        4. Resulting Problems
        5. Repairing Models
        6. Workflow
        7. Stages in the Process
        8. FeatureWorks
        9. Repairing and Editing Imported Geometry
        10. Introducing: Import Diagnostics
        11. Options for Deleting Faces
        12. Patching Holes
        13. Introducing: Filled Surface
        14. Consistency Notification
        15. Another Strategy
        16. Editing Imported Parts
        17. Introducing: Delete Hole
      5. Advanced Surface Modeling
        1. Stages in the Process
        2. Using Sketch Picture to Capture Design Intent
        3. Ruled Surfaces
        4. Introducing: Ruled Surface
        5. Lofting Surfaces
        6. Adding a Loft Section
        7. An Alternative Approach
        8. Modeling the Lower Half
        9. Introducing: Partial Ellipse
        10. Preparation for Using Filled Surface
        11. Consistency Notification
        12. Deviation Analysis
        13. Gap Control
        14. Conclusion
        15. Design Changes
        16. Dynamic Feature Editing
        17. Introducing: Instant3D
        18. Replacing a Face
      6. Blends and Patches
        1. Complex Blends
        2. Stages in the Process
        3. Splitting Trim Boundaries
        4. The Cumulative Effect of Tolerances
        5. Implications for Mirroring
        6. Hide/Show Bodies
        7. Hiding Individual Bodies
        8. Trimming the Bottom Bracket
        9. Wrap Feature
        10. Introducing: Isolate
        11. Smoothing Patches
        12. Three Alternative Approaches
        13. Boundary Surface
        14. Introducing: Boundary Surface
        15. Curvature Combs
        16. Freeform Feature
        17. Introducing: Freeform
        18. Mesh Orientation
        19. Using the Triad
        20. Moving Control Points
        21. Undoing Changes
        22. Boundary Conditions
        23. Corner Blends
        24. Stages in the Process
        25. Alternative Approach
        26. Spline on Surface
        27. Introducing: Spline on Surface
      7. Master Model Techniques
        1. Introduction to Master Models
        2. Transmitting Curve Data
        3. Push and Pull type Operations
        4. Naming Bodies
        5. Specifying the Configuration of the Parent
        6. Split Feature
        7. Summary of Recommendations
        8. Surface Master Model Technique
        9. Propagating Changes
        10. Working with a Solid Master Model
        11. Splitting the Part
        12. Modeling the Keypad
        13. Specialized Features for Plastic Parts
        14. Introducing: Fastening Features
        15. Mounting Boss
        16. Reveal
        17. Introducing: Draft Analysis
        18. Snap Hook and Groove
        19. Favorites
        20. Saving the Bodies and Creating an Assembly

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