SOLIDWORKS Surface Modeling Training

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2 CATalyst Levels

Credits: 2
Classroom: 2 sessions, 7 hours each
Virtual: 5 sessions, 2.5 hours each

Class #: CAD320

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 you’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.

Class Details

  • Understanding Surfaces

  • 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.

  • Students attending this course are expected to have the following:
  • • Mechanical design experience.
  • • Completed the course CAD211 SOLIDWORKS Advanced Part Modeling.
  • • Experience with the Windows™ operating system.

15 Upcoming Classes:

Date Time Location  
August 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 2021 1:00pm - 3:30pm - CST Hurry! Almost Full
August 19, 20, 2021 8:30am - 4:30pm - PST Register
September 1, 2, 2021 9:00am - 5:00pm - CST Register
September 16, 17, 2021 9:00am - 5:00pm - CST Register
September 20, 21, 22, 23, 24, 2021 8:00am - 10:30am - CST Register
October 18, 19, 2021 9:00am - 5:00pm - MST Register
October 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 2021 1:00pm - 3:30pm - CST Register
October 21, 22, 2021 9:00am - 5:00pm - MST Register
November 3, 4, 2021 8:30am - 4:30pm - EST Register
November 9, 10, 2021 8:30am - 4:30pm - EST Hurry! Almost Full
November 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 2021 1:00pm - 3:30pm - CST Register
December 1, 2, 2021 9:00am - 5:00pm - CST Register
December 2, 3, 2021 9:00am - 5:00pm - MST Register
December 9, 10, 2021 8:30am - 4:30pm - CST Register
December 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 2021 1:00pm - 3:30pm - CST Register

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Training Testimonials

It was a well-organized class. Also, I liked the small classroom size because it allowed for better intervention with the instructor.

Dan Lesak

The course and instructor more than met my expectations.

Rich Chamernik

The class was everything I needed to fill in many of the blank areas of my education with SOLIDWORKS. I enjoyed the class and it will definitely increase my knowledge with the software.

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