Training Course

SOLIDWORKS Surface Modeling

Class #CAD320

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  • Credits: 2
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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.

  • Topics Covered

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

    The SOLIDWORKS Advanced Surface Modeling training guide will be supplied at the beginning of class and is yours to keep.

  • Completion

    Students will have been exposed to SOLIDWORKS modeling functionality specific to SOLIDWORKS Sheet Metal fabrication. The student will have the knowledge to create SOLIDWORKS Sheet Metal components separately or in the context of an assembly and create associated drawings and flat patterns from the initial models.

  • Prerequisites

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

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19 Sep
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17 Oct
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28 Nov
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