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.
The instructor was very knowledgeable in every topic covered. Questions were welcomed and answered very well and with much detail. The class size was perfect for the material covered.
Andrew VintonTraining Attendee
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