Surface Modeling


2 Days



Recommended Experience Level

  • SOLIDWORKS Essentials


Surfaces on a product are where art really does meet design. SOLIDWORKS provides tools to control topology and control one or more faces of a given feature to help that art take shape. Complex shapes become simple when understanding advanced surfacing tools like lofts, sweeps and splines.

Recommended For

  • Consumer product good manufacturers and designers.
  • Anyone who is concerned with product marketing, ergonomics etc…

Course Outline


  • About This Course
  • Using this Book
  • Windows 7
  • Use of Color
  • Icons
  • Hide/Show Tree Items
  • More SOLIDWORKS Training Resources

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
  • Flattening Surfaces

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
  • 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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