SOLIDWORKS 2017 What's New: Surfacing Preview – #SW2017

Surfacing Preview


With more core power and performance, and new capabilities for emerging technologies, it’s never been easier to design and create with SOLIDWORKS. The design and development solution chosen by more than 3.1 million users worldwide. Here is a preview discussing some of the new key enhancements to surfacing.



SOLIDWORKS® 2017 removes obstacles to creating complex 3D geometry with powerful new surfacing features that save time and avoid complex workarounds. New features let you:


  • Create geometry on any surfaces, with improved wrap features.
  • Drag and drop features into place, then decide whether to wrap it as emboss, deboss, or just a 3D Curve.
  • Offset 3D Curve on a surface, and offset edges or complete faces.
  • Define a suitable offset value and use the new 3D Curve as a reference for other features.


I hope this part of the What’s New series gives you a better understanding of the new features and functions of SOLIDWORKS 2017. Please check back to the CATI Blog as the CATI and MCAD Support Teams will continue to break down many of the new items in SOLIDWORKS 2017. All of these articles will be stored in the category of “SOLIDWORKS What’s New.” You can also learn more about SOLIDWORKS 2017 by clicking on the image below to register for one of CATI’s or CATI’s Design Summits.


Jim TeDesco
Director, Marketing
Computer Aided Technology, Inc



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