SOLIDWORKS Advanced Surface Modeling
|Professional Development Credits||2.00|
|Classroom||2 sessions, 7 hours each|
|Virtual Classroom||5 sessions, 2.5 hours each|
|Prereqs||Students attending this course are expected to have the following:
â?¢ Mechanical design experience.
â?¢ Completed the course CAD211 SOLIDWORKS Advanced Part Modeling.
â?¢ Experience with the Windowsâ?¢ operating system.
The goal of this course is to teach you how to use the surface features to build parts using SOLIDWORKS software. Most of the case studies and exercises in this course are taken from consumer product design applications, and the lessons center around the combined use of solids and surfaces, with the goal always being to create a good solid.
During this course we will learn industry standard surfacing terminology necessary to understand a ground-up surface modeling approach, as well as answer some of the "when" and "why" questions, which are inevitable with the solids to surfaces paradigm, shift. If youâ??re modeling experience to date has been completely in the solids realm, you may find that working in surfaces requires a different approach.
This course has several examples showing functions that do not ultimately create the intended geometry, necessitating an alternative approach. This is not to highlight shortcomings of the software, but rather to help you identify situations in which you need to try more than one method. Working with more complex models and shapes means you will run into more situations when you need to have at your disposal alternative methods for achieving particular shapes.
Introduction to Surfacing
Solid-Surface Hybrid Modeling
Repairing and Editing Imported Geometry
Advanced Surface Modeling, Blends and Patches
Master Model Techniques
The SOLIDWORKS Advanced Surface Modeling training guide will be supplied at the beginning of class and is yours to keep.
Students will learn skills in working with advanced assembly techniques and methodologies. The student will gain the ability to build complex shapes with the surface modeling functionality within SOLIDWORKS as well as student the techniques required to make robust solid models from the surface models.