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Building Complex Surface Geometry in SOLIDWORKS

by Dave Prince

Throughout these lessons, we will use various tools and techniques to build a carbon-fiber road bike frame with complex surface geometry. Software required: SOLIDWORKS 2015.

What you'll learn

Throughout these lessons, we will use various tools and techniques to build a carbon-fiber road bike frame with complex surface geometry. Bicycle frames are a seemingly simple geometry, especially when made from tubular steel or aluminum. However, when made from carbon fiber, the options for surface curvature throughout the frame, especially where transitions take place, is a challenge for many SOLIDWORKS users. We will step through the process of creating complex surface geometry by using simple tools combined strategically with more advanced surfacing features. The outcome will be one super-cool road bike frame. Software required: SOLIDWORKS 2015.

About the author

Dave Prince is a professional Industrial Designer, born, raised, educated, and working in the Midwest, USA. With about eight years experience as an Industrial Designer, he has worked in a small consulting firm, both small and large corporate roles, as well as freelance designing and photography. He has expert knowledge in SOLIDWOKS, KeyShot, and the Adobe Suite, and he enjoys honing his technical skills. This knowledge and mindset has helped him be extremely efficient, accurate, and responsive, ... more

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